The greatest gift any of us could ever receive is found in Jesus.
In giving His own life for our sins and granting us new life by his resurrection, He gave us everything He had to show how much He loves us. Our gift in return is not only to give him our trust and worship, but to be good stewards of the time, talent, and treasures he has given us. How and where we use these three gifts reveals what’s in our hearts. Jesus said that we cannot serve both God and money (Matthew 6:24), so we believe that it is important for us to be good stewards of our finances as part of our worship, and honor God in the process.
We don’t give to receive, and God says not to let our left hand know what our right hand is doing when it comes to giving (Matthew 6:1-3). But, He does promise us that when we put Him above all else, He will supply all our needs (Matthew 6:25-33). In addition, God uses your gifts to further His ministry and purpose at Wesleyan Heights Church, for our ministry partners, in our city, and around the world.
Q. Are my donations tax-deductible?
A. Yes, Wesleyan Heights is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations that we receive are tax-deductible. However, you should consult your tax advisor to see if you can deduct your donations from your income tax filing.
Q. What is the deadline for calendar year contributions?
A. Cash contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online transactions must be initiated by December 31.
Q. Will I get spam by giving you my information?
A. While we may occasionally use your information to contact you, Wesleyan Heights does not buy, sell, barter, trade or otherwise distribute your information to any organization other than for the purposes you’ve given us permission to do (i.e. we have to give the credit card company your name, address, and card numbering order to charge your credit card).
Q. Is there a minimum amount I need to contribute?
A. No. You can chose any amount to be given for any gift.
Q. Can I give a special gift in addition to my regular pledge?
A. You are always free to make special gifts to Wesleyan Heights in addition to your regular pledge. Simply indicate on the donation form what your special gift is for.
Q. Is it safe to give online?
A. Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is monitored by our online merchant services system.
Q. What types of accounts can I give from?
A.You can give online from your checking or savings account, Debit Card, or your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card.
Q. Can I make a one-time contribution?
A. Yes. The system allows you the option of making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can choose whether or not the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account or be charged to your credit card on the date(s) specified by you.
Q. If I want to set-up a recurring gift, what are my options for frequency?
A. For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, monthly, or annually.
Q. When will contributions be taken from my account?
A. Contributions will be taken from your specified account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This time frame allows for processing through your bank and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
Q. Who should I contact for more information about regular giving at First Church?
A. For donation and contribution questions, please contact our Church Office at (270) 684-5573.
Q. What are Legacy Gifts?
A. Legacy Gifts are a means to give to Wesleyan Heights and guarantee your ongoing financial support of the church beyond your lifetime.
Q. How can I give Legacy *Gifts to the church?
A. There are many gifting options available at Wesleyan Heights:
Gifts of Cash
Gifts of Life Insurance
Gifts of Marketable Securities
Gifts of Retirement Funds, IRAs
Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of Business Interests
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust
Invest in the Church’s Pooled Income Fund
*Gifts may be given as undesignated or designated for a specific purpose and may be placed in an endowment fund or used to help fund the church’s current needs.
In addition to your financial contributions, God delights when His children give their time, gifts, and talents to serve each other and love their neighbors. There are many ways to serve, including missions and community outreach opportunities, but you can also help meet some of the more practical needs of our church community in areas such as hospitality, connection ministries (greeters), or our info desk. Or maybe you have a passion for children and youth. Or you have a gift for music and a/v or art. Whatever your gifts, there is a place for you to serve at Wesleyan Heights! Click on the button below to discover where you can become more involved today!