Options for Giving
St. Michael's Lutheran Church invites you to consider the following ways for you to support the ministry of the congregation.
2017 Pledge Card and Time/Talent Forms
Download the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver it to the church office.
Electronic Giving (Simply Giving or Bank Bill Pay)
Simply Giving, a service of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, provides a means of electronic giving to Lutheran congregations available to any member. St. Michael's has participated in the Simply Giving program for many years. Now you can make contributions online, on a one-time or recurring basis.
Enrollment Form for Simply Giving
Download the Enrollment and Authorization Form.
Complete the form and email it to email@example.com or deliver it to the church office.
Bank Bill Pay, another method of making electronic donations is through your on-line bank. Please look at you Bill Pay section of your on-line bank to learn how to make one-time or recurring donations via your checking or saving account.
Reasons to consider electronic giving:
Weekly offering envelopes are a great way to combine your giving with attendance at worship services. Simply place your gifts in the offering plate, and your personalized envelope number will assure that your contributions are properly credited. Offering envelopes can also be mailed if you can't attend a service. If you need offering envelopes please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stocks and Securities
Gifts of appreciated stocks and securities can be an excellent way to share God's gifts. There are two ways to make a donation of securities: through an electronic transfer authorization or physical delivery. To ensure that we can acknowledge your gift for income tax purposes, please notify us in advance of the transmittal. Contact the office at email@example.com or call 651-631-1510
Option 1: Electronic Transfer Authorization Your broker can electronically transfer your securities to St. Michael's. You can download the Stock Transfer Form (PDF or Word) and follow the instructions on it when you make your gift.
Option 2: Physical Delivery If you have stock certificates, you may deliver them in person, by registered mail, or by courier to St. Michael's office. If they are registered in your name, you will need to provide an Irrevocable Stock/Bond Power Form found at the bottom of this page. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-631-1510.
Thrivent Choice Dollars Designation
Do you currently have investments with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans? If so, you may be eligible for directing designated Choice Dollars through Thrivent Choice. Eligible members can recommend St. Michael's as the beneficiary of some of Thrivent's charitable outreach grant dollars. A great way to give to St. Michael's is by simply participating in this program!
St. Michael's ELCA is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation.