GVING

WAYS TO GIVE

Giving is not something we have to do, it’s something we get to do. Your generosity makes an impact for God’s kingdom in our city, country, and around the world.

  • Give Online through our secure online portal or via PayPal. On the giving portal, you can set up a one-time gift or a recurring gift, using your bank account or via a debit card.
  • Text-2-Give: Send a text to 570 – 260 – 3535 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. (Example: $25) Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically.
  • Traditional Offering: You can fill out a check or give cash into the baskets at any Sunday service. There is also a monthly envelope mail service you can sign up for by contacting the church office at 570 – 322 – 3572.
  • Legacy Giving: The First Church Endowment Fund was “established to provide members and friends the opportunity to make charitable gifts that will support and benefit the Church for future generations. The Church’s established programs are normally funded through the annual operating budget of the church, supported by the regular giving of its members. The Endowment Fund is intended to help pay for programs or expenses which are over and above the regular programs supported by the Church’s operating budget.” The Committee is responsible to promote the Endowment Fund and is amenable to Lead Church Council. The Endowment Funds are professionally managed and invested in accordance with socially accepted investment principles. If you are interested in making a contribution to the First Church Endowment fund or if you would like to have more information, please contact the church office at 570-322-3572 or [email protected]. Donations to the Endowment Fund can be made as follows:
      • Permanent Fund: Principal is permanently invested with only the income approved for use as designated
      • Quasi Fund: Principal is invested and can be used along with the income with proper approvals
      • Cash Donations
      • Bequest through a will
      • Life Insurance Policy
      • Gift of Real Estate
      • Appreciated Securities
      • Charitable Gift Annuity
      • Within either fund, gifts may be assigned to the following categories: Mission, Capital, General or Undesignated.

SECOND MILE GIVING

January & February

The Shepherd of the Streets Ministry is often the first responder for persons in financial need. The ministry provides for: clinical pastoral counseling, bedding and hygiene items, medical transportation assistance, medical, dental, and visual assistance referrals.

HELPING HAND

March & September

This fund is to provide emergency assistance to those in our community who are experiencing economic crisis or difficulty.

April

In Ghana, children as young as three are enslaved in the fishing industry, forced to do hard and dangerous work to earn a profit for their masters. IJM works to free these children and to bring those in the slave trade to justice.

May & November

Dwell Orphan Care exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, PA and beyond, so that children have a safe, loving, forever home in which to dwell.

June

Expectations provides a variety of pregnancy and relationship services to expectant mothers and fathers. These services include pregnancy testing program, ultrasound program, healthy pregnancy classes, labor and birth courses, healthy marriage/relationship program, adoption education, and other programs to assist parents.

July & August

TRANSFORM is our local mission experience where we offer the tangible love of Jesus in our community through house projects and building relationships.

October and December

Family Promise of Lycoming County (FPLC) equips families to break the cycle of homelessness. They seek to build a society in which every family has a safe home, a sustainable livelihood and the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their community.