We Give to Glorify God & Make Disciples.
A reminder that for financial gifts to be tax deductible in 2021, the church must receive those gifts by December 31, 2021. Your gift can be given in the regular offering, given in person at the church offices, given online, or be mailed with a postmark on or before December 31, 2021. The church offices will be open until noon December 27-29 for those wishing to bring their gift in person. The church office will be closed December 30-31. Of course, your gift in the offering Sunday, December 26, will be considered a 2021 charitable gift for tax purposes.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, do not file your 2021 income tax return until you have received a written statement of your contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be tax-deductible if you file your tax return before receiving a written acknowledgement of your contributions from the church.
SPECIAL NOTE: The CARES Act (2021) encourages Americans to contribute to churches and charitable organizations in 2021 by permitting persons who are unable to itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) due to the increased standard deduction to deduct up to $300 (Individual) or $600 (Married Filing Jointly) of cash contributions. There is no similar provision for contributions of property (clothing, securities, etc.).
Please be sure to check with your accountant or other qualified tax-advisor for specific advice for your tax planning purposes.
Many Christians are amazed at their ability to give, over and above, to God’s kingdom. Your giving is, of course, more than tax planning. Your gift and investment into eternal things make a huge difference in the lives of many.
An offering for the Benevolence Fund will be received at the Christmas Eve Service.
Thank you for your commitment to the Lord, to this church, to being faithful throughout the year!