Giving money to the church is a primary act of discipleship. When participants of Zion Lutheran Church make a contribution to the church (or set up automated online giving), they are putting their trust in God instead of putting trust in the money itself. Giving is right up there with prayer and service—it’s another way to practice being a disciple.
There are two main ways to give to Zion Lutheran Church:
1. Sunday Offering
Every Sunday, just before Holy Communion, the ushers will collect an offering. If you are a regular member, you will receive offering envelopes which you may use to offer your giving to the church. If you are not a regular member, you’ll find a general purpose envelope in your pew. Please note: we certainly don’t expect newcomers to put anything in the offering plate; it’s completely up to you!
2. Online Giving
Zion Lutheran Church offers an online, automated giving program through Vanco Payment Solutions, a company that processes more than $13.1 billion in electronic payments annually for faith-based organizations, nonprofits, and professional services companies.
Online giving through Vanco Services is easy, safe, and convenient. Participants can set up either a one-time or recurring contribution to the General Fund (which sustains our daily operating expenses, including worship materials, children and youth ministries, staff salaries, and outreach campaigns), the Restoring & Renewing Campaign, the Memorial Gifts Fund, and/or even the Jazz Vespers fund.
Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account, or processed using your credit or debit card. Setting up a recurring contribution online takes the pressure off of remembering checkbooks and envelopes.
Go back to our homepage at www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org and click on “Give online.”
If you have questions about giving to Zion Lutheran, please contact financial secretary Barbara Landry by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church office at (413) 442-3525.