We contribute to the mission of God because giving is at the core of our theological identity. God has given us gifts of faith, mutuality, generosity, and hospitality. Giving simply grows out of the life of faith. The members of Central Presbyterian Church share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have gone before us. We drink from wells others have dug. We worship in a sanctuary others have built. We serve Christ in buildings erected by our forefathers and mothers.
Sharing our faith and material blessings with others both now and in the future ensures that coming generations will continue to have the many opportunities for work and worship at Central that we have today. These gifts enrich the lives of others in countless ways and bring a sense of joy and fulfillment to our own lives.
Online Giving – Through our secure web portal, you can make one-time gifts or you can setup recurring gifts that will be charged to your debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card). For one-time gifts, be sure to note what your donation is going towards by using our online form and comment box. Click here to open the secure web portal.
Bank Account Debit – You can have your bank account automatically debited. Click here to download the ACH Authorization Form. Return the completed form to Steve Saggus via fax (404) 221-3690 or mail. Central will deduct your pledge from your checking or savings account.
Bill Pay – Use your bank’s Bill Pay system to make automatic payments to Central Presbyterian Church. In the account number field enter the description (pledge, name of event, name of special offering, etc.).
Gifts of Securities – Under the current tax code (IRS Publication 526) you can donate unsold securities directly to charitable organizations. Your gift can be applied to your Annual Stewardship pledge and/or your Living the Legacy Capital Campaign pledge; you may also direct the gift to other CPC ministries. Please note that the Central OAC and Central Night Shelter are separate 501(c)3 organizations; donations should be made directly to those organizations.
The advantages of donating securities are:
- You can avoid capital gains taxes and receive a current tax deduction.
- You transfer the cost basis and unrealized tax liability on the securities to Central Presbyterian Church; CPC does not have to pay taxes on the gains when we sell the donated securities.
- You will get a tax deduction for the full market value of your gift
Memorial Gifts – A gift can be made as a memorial, and we will acknowledge your thoughtfulness to the family.
Tribute Gifts – Honor a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, and we will extend your special greetings to the person receiving the tribute.
Giving Through Your Will – Charitable bequests are joyful statements that celebrate your commitment to the Church and to the work of the Kindom of God. In some instances, these gifts may also produce sizeable savings in income and estate taxes.
In making a bequest in your will to Central Presbyterian Church, you may:
- Designate a specific dollar amount
- Designate a percentage of your adjusted gross estate, such as 10 percent
- Designate a specific security or item, such as 100 shares of stock
- Establish a Testamentary Trust with income retained for someone you name
You may want to make a charitable gift to Central but believe it is possible only for those who have more wealth. Or, you may want to give but don’t believe you have the skills or interest to sort through all the options and their fit with your charitable and personal goals. The Planned Giving Committee at Central has additional information that may be helpful to you, as well as experience that it would be happy to share.
At your request, a member of the Planned Giving Committee would be pleased to visit with you personally and confidentially about gift opportunities beneficial to you. We also encourage you to consult your financial advisor to learn more about the specific advantages of any gift you may be considering.
Contact the church offices or a member of the Planned Giving Committee for more information.