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Our Response to God’s Generosity

To Share Your Gifts

As we’ve been blessed by God’s generosity toward us so we respond with gratitude through generosity towards others. Please express your generosity by clicking on the link to the right which will take you to a secure site.

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 I'm Shawna Carawan, Community Church's Director of Development. Please feel free to contact me at (772) 469-2330 or . I am here to help!

Ways to Give

The ministries of The Community Church of Vero Beach exist because of the generous financial support of our members and friends. It is your giving that enables us to provide excellent children and youth programs, inspiring worship services, uplifting musical and cultural experiences, educational programs that feature prominent guest speakers, as well as essential pastoral care and outreach to those in the hospital or in need of spiritual guidance. Additionally, a minimum of 11% of the annual budget is designated specifically for outreach and missions for local and international organizations such as Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, The Samaritan Center, The Source, and Habitat for Humanity.

“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God.” -- 2 Corinithans 9:11

WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING?

We are all familiar with the money we give to the church through our weekly offering or some other special appeal (i.e. emergency relief appeals). These contributions usually come from our current income and are intended to fund the immediate needs and programs supported through our annual operating budget.

We are less familiar with the many ways that we can support our church and its various ministries with donations from our accumulated assets for “planned giving”. Planned Giving is a ministry that is vital to our congregation, not only because it can help to ensure the future of our church, but because it offers an opportunity to make a final statement about the importance of Christian faith.

Planned Giving encompasses a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the church from accumulated resources. It usually involves financial or estate planning; however, it is not reserved for the wealthy. Planned Giving is a means by which anyone concerned with the meaningful use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their charitable contribution and distribution of assets.

WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF PLANNED GIFTS?

There are many ways to give – a few of those are:

  • Bequest by Will
  • IRA Designation
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Life Insurance

WHAT IS THE 1924 SOCIETY?

The 1924 Society acknowledges the year of the founding of Community Church and the legacy of those who have gone before us. This society recognizes donors who have made planned gifts to Community Church in their estate plans through a bequest, trust, life insurance, or gift annuity. If you have already established a planned gift for Community Church, please let us know! As a member of this group, you will be invited to special recognition events and to be a part of other exciting opportunities.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PLANNED GIVING?

For more information, please contact Shawna Carawan, Director of Development, at (772) 469-2330, or click HERE for the brochure.

A Long Standing Tradition and Responsibility

What is a pledge?

Your pledge is a statement of your personal commitment for annual giving to the church. When we give in fulfillment of our pledge, we demonstrate our spiritual discipline that honors our church and its missions.

“You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion…your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” 2 Corinthians 9:11

Why pledge?

Each of us is blessed in many ways. Our health, happiness and well being are truly gifts from God. As disciples, we have an obligation to show our appreciation by returning this love through our daily lives. Sharing our resources is our Christian privilege. Please consider the importance of Community Church in the lives of you and your family.

  • Your pledge solidifies your commitment to God and your church.
  • Our pledges preserve the education, worship, pastoral and community programs which depend on this financial support to continue and flourish.
  • Pledging makes it easy for you to track your donations, receive quarterly statements for tax purposes and donate in the ways most convenient for you.

“In reply he said to them, “whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise”. Luke 3:11

What is a reasonable amount to pledge?

Everyone’s pledge is personal and confidential. It is a prayerful decision between you and God and it should be done with faithful consideration. While some of us may have the ability to give more than others, what is important is that we make a pledge and honor that commitment. We suggest setting a goal of a percentage of your income that is comfortable and challenging yourself to increase that percentage 1-3% each year. Remember, growing in Christian faithfulness includes growing in generosity.

“For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has – not according to what one doesn’t have.” 2 Corinthians 8:12

What options are available for pledging:

There are several ways to fulfill your pledge, such as:

  • Cash or check
  • Credit Card
  • Paypal
  • Stocks (click here for details)

Please contact Shawna Carawan (772-469-2330) for more details about pledging opportunities.