GIVING

Recurring donations and one-time gifts can be made here.


Use Online Donations to Sustain Your Giving During Covid-19 Shutdown

With the absence of live worship, we are encouraging everyone to support the ongoing mission and ministry of our church through online giving.
 

Another option is to give through text on your phone: Just text 73256 and put it in the word firstpreslib .

A message from the
Stewardship Committee

Thank you for supporting
our ministries!

Have you Revised Your Online Giving to Reflect Your 2020 Pledge? Many thanks to those who increased their pledges for 2020 vs. 2019.  Please remember to reflect this change to your online account.


Per Capita Reminder: Have you paid your per capita for 2020? Each year FPC Libertyville is required to pay a fee to the Chicago Presbytery to fund their operations along with the Lincoln Trails Synod and the General Assembly. This year’s fee is $36 per member.

CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act includes temporary charitable giving incentives that can benefit you and the church.


New Charitable Deduction Limits:  Individuals who itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their contributions. Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) (up from 60% previously).


Required Min. Distributions Waived in 2020 for Most Donors: Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) schedule to start in 2020 can be delayed until 2021, including distributions from defined benefit pension plans and 457 plans. This change may dampen somewhat the incentive for a donor to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from their IRA in 2020.  Even so, making a QCD this year will still allow itemizers and non-itemizers alike to direct up to $100,000 from their IRA to charities in a tax efficient manner.


New Deduction Available: Available to people who take the standard deduction (for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions), individuals can deduct up to $300 taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI), and thereby reduce taxable income. A donation to a donor advised fund (DAF) does not qualify for this new deduction.


God Has Included You in His Will…Have You Included God in Yours? The FPC Libertyville Endowment Program is here to help. For more information about making a legacy gift to FPC Libertyville, please contact the treasurer's office with questions.  All discussions are confidential and without obligation...and all bequests are welcome!


"A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.”  Leviticus 27:29-31 

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How is God Inspiring You to Give?

At First Presbyterian Church your giving matters, both within and beyond our walls. We believe giving means being stewards of God's resources for day-to-day needs as well as the long-term ministry of the church. It is only through our collective generosity that we can sustain and further the work of Christ in this city and in the world.

Recurring donations and one-time gifts can be made here.

Another option is to give through text on your phone: Just text 73256 and put it in the word firstpreslib .

Update Your Recurring Online Giving to Reflect Your 2020 Pledge

Many thanks to those who increased their pledges for 2020 vs. 2019. Please remember to reflect this change to your online account 

Per Capita Commitment for 2020 is Now Due

Each year FPC Libertyville is required to pay a fee to the Chicago Presbytery to fund their operations along with the Lincoln Trails Synod and the General Assembly. This year’s fee is $36 per member, which adds up to more than $40,000 for the entire congregation. You can also pay your per capita through online giving.

First Pres gladly accepts EFT and credit card gifts

If you make your gift by credit card and are able to add an additional two percent to offset the associated processing fee, the church will be able to utilize the full amount of your gift. 

FAQ

What is the best way to give?

The best way to give is the method that works for you - several forms of gifts are accepted: online gifts (EFT and credit card), electronic bill-pay through your bank, envelopes for cash offerings in the Sunday offering plate, and Legacy gifts.

Will I receive a record of my electronic gifts?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation of your online gift at the time it is made, and an annual statement in January that reflects all gifts for the prior calendar year. 

 

What ministry would benefit most from my gift?

Gifts to the General Fund without any restriction allow the church to direct money where it is most needed. 

Where does my gift go?

 

Your gift to the General Fund supports the on-going ministry and operation of the church as well as local and international Mission agencies and partners.