Giving & Stewardship
We can express our gratitude to God for the grace we have received in Jesus Christ by giving generously to the work of his church. Giving with regularity is an opportunity to grow in our faith and obedience to God’s word. Below is some guidance on practical ways to give to Calvary Church.
To Give Online:
Ten ways to give to Calvary Church:
1. Bring your offering to church
This is the way many give. You can write a check or give cash. You can drop your gift in the offering plate during a worship service or drop it off at the church office during the week. It is helpful if you use offering envelopes. If you do not have envelopes but would like them, contact the church office at 610-282-3161 or firstname.lastname@example.org and request them.
2. Mail or deliver your check to the church
There may be times when it is more convenient for you to mail or deliver your gift to the church. Gifts are normally processed at the beginning of each week. At the end of the year, the envelope postmark will be used to record gifts appropriately. Mailing address: Calvary Bible Fellowship Church, PO BOX 166, Coopersburg, PA 18036
3. On-line giving
Secure on-line giving is available. Follow the “ONLINE GIVING” link at the top of this page or CLICK HERE. Recurring and one time giving is available with the funds transferred directly from your bank account at no cost to you. Giving using a debit/credit card is also available to you but the processing fees are higher.
4. On-line bill payment
Your bill payment service, usually available through your bank, can process regular weekly or monthly gifts to Calvary in addition to one-time gifts. They should mail checks directly to: Calvary Bible Fellowship Church, PO BOX 166, Coopersburg, PA 18036
5. Employer matching gifts
Speak to your Human Resource Department and ask if matching gifts are available and how they work.
6. Gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds
You can save capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value for gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have been held for more than twelve months and have appreciated in value. Please contact Dan Oswald for more information at 610-871-6700 or email@example.com.
7. Charitable IRA rollover
The charitable IRA rollover is a special provision allowing certain donors to exclude from taxable income—and count toward their required minimum distribution—certain transfers of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) assets that are made directly to charities, including Calvary Bible Fellowship Church.
8. Gift of appreciated real estate or insurance
Consider donating real estate that has appreciated in value or placing it in a trust and retaining the use of the property for life. There can be significant capital gains tax savings as well as a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property if it has been held for more than twelve months. You can also donate an existing insurance policy or name Calvary Bible Fellowship Church as a beneficiary to a new or existing policy.
9. Gifts in kind
Your gifts of building materials or supplies can be valuable toward specific renovation or building projects. Please contact the church office at 610-282-3161 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest in giving this way.
10. Charitable gift annuity
A Charitable Gift Annuity is a gift vehicle that falls in the category of Planned Giving. A contract between a donor and Calvary Bible Fellowship Church whereby the donor transfers cash or property in exchange for a partial tax deduction and a lifetime stream of annual income. When the donor dies, Calvary Church keeps the gift. For more information email email@example.com.