We serve a generous Lord and we are pleased to offer a variety of ways for our members to support our church and community through online giving. Members can now give through the secure online payment system, Stripe, as well as make online pledges throughout the year.
The advantages of online giving are:
You don't have to fill out an envelope and check each week
Your offerings will be paid even if you are not in church
You can easily look up your giving online at any time
A permanent record is kept of your giving
If you do choose to give online, please consider increasing your contribution by 3% considering the convenience fees (2.9% + 30¢) associated with processing online payments.
If you have questions about online giving, please contact the church office.
The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our reconciling God's mission to those around the corner and around the world.
Please give generously toward this special offering on Sunday or via the GIVE button above (include description: Peace). This special offering will be taken up in the service on Sunday, October 6, 2019.
25% of the offering stays in this congregation to use in a local reconciliation program, this year to the Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation for college scholarships. These are awarded in part by the applicant's commitment to use his or her education "in improving race relations and dissolving racial barriers".
25% is used in our presbytery. For example, in January a group will travel to Allendale for a day of service in a Headstart program.
50% supports the work for peace and reconciliation being done by Presbyterians across the globe. Mission Co-workers, like our own Leisa Wagstaff, are working with peacemakers in countries torn by war. Her recent newsletter told of the work with rehabilitating former child soldiers.
Each year, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations facilitates PC(USA) involvement in the UN Commission on the Status of Women, helping shape global standards on the empowerment of women, working to prevent gender-based violence.
Please give generously to the offering. "When we all give a little, it adds up to a lot."
Second Presbyterian Church is the PC(USA) "Historical Site #1," the designated oldest Presbyterian building in America! But this church is not a monument, it's a mission. We are a congregation known for its friendliness and its heart for service to all God's people. We are committed to serving our still-creating God in ways that are yet to be imagined! We hope you feel called to contribute toward the preservation of Second Presbyterian Church and the many ways in which God is working through this particular place.
Be a part of the legacy of Second Presbyterian and GIVE TODAY toward the $100,000 goal. Contribute toward the fund via the GIVE button above (include description: Steeple), in the offering plate, or deliver your donations to the church office.
Last year the property committee oversaw extensive studies of the materials that make up our buildings. The studies concluded that the structure is sound and a fund has since been founded to paint the steeple. Under the leadership of Patterson Smith and the Property Committee, the Mixed Adults Sunday School class helped kick off a fund to paint the steeple as they pledged significant contributions in early 2019.
The Steeple Fund now has $67,750 pledged and $57,525 raised toward the $100,000 goal. Estimates are being submitted and work is expected to begin soon.
The "Wish List" is now online! Donations are appreciated, and this way you get to choose specifically how you would like to contribute!
You can still find the list in the Education Building if you'd like to pick up your donations at Costco or Staples. Please see what’s needed and drop off items in the Education Building.
Contact David Savard with questions or for more information.
You can support Second Pres any time you shop on Amazon! Choose to support “Second Presbyterian Church” at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will automatically donate to Second Presbyterian with each purchase you make.
Instead of the app, remember to check out via smile.amazon.com each time you shop to activate the donations.
To celebrate the addition of the new Glory to God hymnals, we are looking to continue the tradition of memorializing pew hymnals. If you would like to have a hymnal memorialized, please fill out the form and submit with a $20* donation via the GIVE button above (include description: hymnal), in the offering plate, or deliver to the church office.
Donations collected for hymnal memorials will be used to purchase additional hymnals.
*Online payments $21 please