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Year-End Giving

We were so excited to announce in worship on Sunday that, by the grace of God and your generosity, we exceeded our December General Fund giving goal of $280,000 by $30,000 having received close to $310,000 in general fund gifts! We are very grateful for such a strong response — thank you, thank you!

Donation statements will be mailed by the end of January and we will let you know soon when you can access your online statement.

We look forward to steady giving in 2018 so we might continue to fund our budget which supports all the ministries of Christ Church. Again, thank you for all the gifts you made in December and during this fiscal year.

The Christ Church Stewardship Team
Bill Barnes, Elder
Matt Branagh, Elder-in-Training
Ellie Kelly, Deacon
Henry Kim, Elder
Bart Garrett, Pastor
Wes Selke, Elder
Julie Sept, Director of Operations
Jonathan St. Clair, Pastor

Give online at PayPal.com

Give by mail to 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

Ensure checks have your correct, current address typed or written on your check. If possible, consider giving via check or auto-pay (we do pay a fee on every online credit card transaction).

Gifts to Christ Church are tax deductible. (Christ Church is a subordinate of Evangelical Presbyterian Church which is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; TAX FEIN: 27-3051735).

You will receive a donation receipt in January of the new year.

Email questions to finance@christchurcheastbay.org

Why give?

The practice of gifts or tithes goes back to principles laid out in the Torah, the first five books of our Bible. God called His people to give the first and best part of each harvest as recognition that every good gift comes from God. These gifts supported worship in God’s house and also helped redistribute means within the community, to ensure no one was in need.

Christians today set apart the first day of each week, taking a “Sabbath” to worship God and offer regular financial gifts proportionate to overall income to fund the church’s mission of building God’s kingdom. Gifts to Christ Church help us build our community, love our neighbors, and work for peace and justice within the East Bay. If you’ve never tithed before, consider making a commitment to start somewhere, whether it’s 1% or 10% of your income.

Stewardship

Christ Church is committed to good stewardship of gifts and integrity in our finances. To ensure this, we follow four key practices:

  1. Maintain audit-ready books.
  2. Appoint a team of elders and members to oversee the budget.
  3. Publish the budget annually to members.
  4. Protect donor confidentiality.

Other ways to give

Auto-pay

Set up automatic bill pay through your bank. Your bank will send Christ Church a check according to the amount and frequency of your choosing.

Employer-matching

Some companies match employee contributions to the charity of your choice. Ask if they have such a program.

Stock or Mutual Funds

To donate stock or mutual funds, fill out this form and initiate the transfer through your broker using the information listed below.

Wells Fargo
Account Name: Christ Church
Account Number: 4286-5606
DTC #: 0141

Contact finance@christchurcheastbay.org or 510.644.4949 to ensure we are aware of your gift and provide you with an appropriate donation receipt.

Your Time

If you want to give, but do not currently have the means, consider serving on a ministry team or in another volunteer capacity. View ways to serve.

**If you would like to donate in support of one of our pastoral staff, you may do that via PayPal. Please not which pastor you are supporting.

6 Ways to Give


2. Mail your check to the church office

3. Give on Sundays

4. Auto-pay via your bank

5. Donate stocks/mutual funds

6. Employer-matching

You will receive a donation receipt in January of the new year.