The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
(2 Corinthians 9:6-8 ESV)
By tithing and giving, you become a part of Jesus' ministry at Chapel Hill. Secure, online giving is available for one time and recurring donations. Thank you for your support! May Jesus' love be made known through your generosity.
Generous Disciples Materials
For the season of Lent in 2016, we approached the topic of generosity. How can we be generous disciples of Jesus? Included below are the LifeGroup leader and participant guides for that series. You can also listen to the sermons here.
Details about Online giving
We have secure way to make online donations to the General Fund, Debt Reduction, Deacons Fund and Missions. Donations can be made directly from a checking account or credit card. By giving from a checking account, there is significant savings to the church.
Beginning in 2017, we have moved to a new online giving provider, PushPay. The URL for the online giving link is: https://pushpay.com/pay/chapelhillpc. This is a link specific for Chapel Hill donations. You can save this link to your favorites for easy access.
If you need to access the prior vendor (EasyTithe) to view your records or cancel recurring giving, the link is: www.easytithe.com/chpc .
Questions About Giving
Why Should We Give?
Our God is gracious. Giving is an act of worship - an opportunity for us to express our thankfulness and devotion to God for His generosity to us. It is also an act of obedience. God has asked us to give. By obeying Him we show our willingness to rely upon Him to meet all our needs. God also promises to bless us through our giving. We are part of His church and part of making an eternal difference. Scripture references: 2 Corinthians 8:7-9; Matthew 6:24-31; Malachi 3:8-10
What is a Tithe?
A tithe means "one tenth." In the Old Testament God teaches that we are to give back to Him, as an expression of love and obedience, a tithe of what He has already given us. The New Testament teaches freewill giving beyond a tithe, or giving as the church has need. Chapel Hill believes in giving 10% of our income to the church as the beginning of our response to God's teaching. Scripture references: Genesis 14:17-20, 28:22; Luke 6:38; Acts 11:27-30
Is the Tithe on pre-tax or after-tax income?
Proverbs 3:9 says to "honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops." We therefore believe that God instructs us to give from the first and best, or pre-tax income, to His work. Scripture references: Exodus 23:16,19; Proverbs 3:9
Can a portion of my Tithe go to other Christian ministries?
As a response to the grace of our Lord in your life, we encourage you to give your tithe back to the church family where you give of yourself and where others give to you. If you consider Chapel Hill to be your "church home," we encourage you to consider giving your tithe to your church. As other ministries do important Christian work, we would encourage offerings beyond your tithe to these organizations.
If I am giving my time through service, do I still need to tithe?
Yes. We are each specifically gifted with spiritual gifts for the purpose of serving others. Giving of our time in service is an important expression of our dedication to Christ and is not intended by God as a replacement for giving of our income. Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:7
If I can't afford to tithe at this time, but want to take the first steps, how do I get started?
Begin by preparing a family budget and asking God to show you how to give back to Him while still providing for your needs. Pledge this amount and strive to increase this pledge annually. Over time, you may find that you are able to decrease your needs and move toward a tithe.
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A secure way to give via text giving is available. Text chapelhill (one word) to 77977 to get a link to give from your phone. When you send this text, you will receive a one-time reply containing a link to give to Your Church (1msg/request). After you complete your first gift, you will be prompted to create an account with that information and download the PushPay app, which will allow you to give in less than 10 seconds in the future.
About Legacy Giving
As members and friends of Chapel Hill, we share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have gone before us. Each time we gather, we are reminded of the gifts we were so generously given by our ancestors in the faith. As a result of their generosity, Chapel Hill is able to deliver the message of Jesus to our community and to the world. We welcome you to make such a commitment in thanksgiving to God. Planned giving is not reserved solely for those with great financial wealth or special financial expertise. It is available to anyone with a generous spirit and can be facilitated by working in conjunction with an attorney and/or contacting Dawn Davis CHPC’s Finance Director.
Why consider a legacy gift?
Sharing our faith and gifts ensures that coming generations can respond to Christ’s calling in our church, community, and the world. Your gift will enrich the lives of others in countless ways and may bring a personal sense of joy and fulfilment. There are many options to choose from when you are considering a planned gift to CHPC. Planned gifts may provide a number of financial benefits to the donor including lifetime income, tax savings, reduced capital gains and estate taxes, and release from financial management. You can name Chapel Hill in your will, trust or beneficiary designations. You can also make lifetime donations at any time. Gifts can be open ended or directed to specific funds.
Chapel Hill has established a Legacy Circle in order to recognize and thank our members and friends who have remembered the church in their planned giving. The circle is intended to foster and extend the culture of giving established by our church ancestors whose caring gifts have enabled succeeding generations to fulfill God’s work on earth. Gifts both large and small can significantly impact the future. There are many options to choose from when you are considering a planned gift to CHPC. If you are considering making a planned gift to CHPC, or would like more information, please contact Dawn Davis, the church’s Director of Finance. If you have already included CHPC in your estate plan and would like to be added as a member of the Legacy Circle, please contact Dawn Davis
Benefits of an Estate Plan
Christian estate planning involves extending your faith and desires through charitable bequest even after you are gone. Proper planning can reduce estate taxes, leaving more money for family members and gifting. You can name CHPC in your will, trust or beneficiary designations. You can also make lifetime donations at any time. Gifts can be open ended or directed to specific funds.
Planned Giving Options
Lifetime gifts: There are a number of ways you can make a gift to CHPC and provide income for yourself and a family member during your lifetimes. These gifts may provide both current tax benefits and estate tax savings.
Gifts Made through Your Will: In making a bequest to CHPC, you may:
- Designate a specific amount
- Designate a percentage
- Designate a specific item such as a security, real estate, art work, etc.
- Establish a Testamentary Trust with income retained for your heirs for a period of time and the remainder to the CHPC or, with income to the CHPC, the remainder to your heirs.
Retirement Benefits: You may designate the CHPC as a beneficiary of your retirement plan and significantly reduce your estate and income taxes.
Life Insurance: Life insurance no longer needed for your family’s security may be redirected to CHPC, providing a current tax deduction for the cash value of the policy.
What Can You Do if You Are Interested in Making a Charitable Gift to CHPC?
If you want to consider other giving options or would like more information on the options mentioned here, please contact Dawn Davis, CHPC Director of Finance. We strongly urge our donors to work closely with their professional advisors to determine the most advantageous charitable estate plan for them.
Dawn Davis, Finance Director Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church 7700 Skansie Ave PO Box 829 Gig Harbor, WA 98329 (253) 853-0230.
Financial Peace University
Chapel Hill offers Dave Ramsey's FPU class periodically. The next class session will start Wednesday, September 21 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This will continue until November 16. Click HERE to register. The cost is $109. If you have already attended this class, you can attend again at no cost. Other churches and organizations offer this class also. Check for locations and dates. We have also offered the next Dave Ramsey class, The Legacy Journey.
Donations through Amazon
Do you shop at Amazon.com? If so, did you know that you have an opportunity to support Chapel Hill with your purchase? Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Chapel Hill. Log in through this link.