An Annual Pledge
When you pledge, you make a promise to support Christ’s ministries at Alps Road Presbyterian Church. Your pledge helps the Session set the budget for the year and manage the resources of the church affectively. Since nearly all of our support comes from individual gifts and pledges, your promise is vital to our ability to carry out God’s work. One by one, we can make a difference. Thank you!
PLEDGE FOR 2017
USING ONLINE BILL PAY FOR YOUR PLEDGE
If you want to use your bank’s bill pay feature for your tithes and offerings, follow these simple steps.
1) Login to your bank, go its billpay menu and look for a button or option to “Add a biller”
2) For the new biller, type in Alps Road Presbyterian Church, Athens
3) It will not be able to find it, so the computer will likely ask you for address andphone number.
4) For the address type in 380 Alps Rd, Athens, GA 30606
5) For a phone number, put in (706) 549-9284
6) That’s it. You can now give an offering or tithe whenever you wish, or set up an automatic payment for each week or each month.
ONE TIME GIFTS
If you are not a regular attendee of Alps Road Presbyterian Church, you can make a gift to the General Fund by sending your check, made out to "Alps Road Presbyterian Church" to the church office, 380 Alps Road, Athens, Georgia 30606.
If you would like to make a stock gift to Alps Road Presbyterian Church, contact: Jeff Dorfman, Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is information from the Planned Giving Brochure for Alps Road Presbyterian Church. This gives some information about planned giving, why it is important, and how to do it. There are several attorneys with which the church has been in contact. They will help you prepare your will, update your will, or add a codicil to your will. Those who put Alps Road Presbyterian Church in their will are eligible for a $200 rebate from the church (from money raised outside the budget for support of our Planned Giving program). After you have placed Alps Road in your will, have your attorney notify the church (not to mention the amount, but only that you have put Alps Road in your will) and we will process your rebate. Thank you for considering making a gift that will: build the kingdom of God; set an example of stewardship to others; and continue your giving beyond your lifetime. If you have questions, contact our Church Treasurer, Jeff Dorfman, at email@example.com or (706) 255-1180. Recommended attorneys are: Eric Norris, 25 N. Main St., Watkinsville, Georgia, 30677, (706) 769-9522 and Kelly Holloway, with Fortson, Bentley, and Griffin, 2500 Daniels Bridge Road, # 200-3a, Athens, Georgia, 30606.
Planned Giving at Alps Road Presbyterian Church
an eternal legacy of faithful stewardship
What is planned giving?
Planned giving encompasses a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the church from accumulated resources.
In general, planned gifts are made through:
· A Bequest in a Will
· A Life Income Gift such as a pooled income fund, a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust
· Gifts of Special Assets (real estate, closely held stock, life insurance, retirement accounts)
Planned giving establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well. It often enables the donor to provide more for his or her heirs and to make a larger gift than thought possible.
It often reduces taxes as well.
Why give to Alps Road PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH?
As part of our discipleship to Jesus Christ, we are called to be stewards of God’s bountiful gifts
What we now enjoy and cherish at Alps Road Presbyterian was in large part created by the generosity of those who came before us. Gifts to ARPC benefit existing ministries, mission programs, facility upgrades, future plans and much more. No estate is too small. You can give to the following areas:
1. Current Ministry Endeavors
2. Youth endowment
3. To pay down the mortgage
All that we are, all that we have comes from God and will one day return to God. Jesus often talked about our relationship to the “things” we possess. In Luke 12: 13-21 Jesus is asked about dividing a family inheritance. He replies with a story. A rich man decides to build new barns to hold his bumper crop, then to “eat, drink and be merry.” However, “God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
We are stewards of God’s bounty. Caretakers. For a brief period we are given time, energy and resources. What we do with these gifts ultimately defines the character of our life and the depth of our spiritual understanding.
Estate planning gives us the chance to make an enduring statement of faith. Planned gifts are either outright gifts or deferred gifts (bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts.)
Perhaps the easiest and most common way of making a planned gift is through your will. Yet over 50% of Americans do not have one. By making a will, you appoint your own administrator; you name the guardian of your dependents; you control applicable taxes; you can create a family or charitable trust; and you can share your resources with your family, church or other institutions as you choose. If you die without a will, the state makes no charitable contributions, and it will ensure that your estate pays as much tax as possible.
A bequest in a will can take the form of a set amount of money, a percentage of an estate, a specific asset or a trust.
Sample language for including ARPC in your will might be: “I give, devise and bequeath (state amount, asset or % of the estate) to Alps Road Presbyterian Church (address) to be used for current ministry needs or as the church’s governing board deems most appropriate.”
REASONS FOR Giving in the Bible
To have a proper perspective concerning worldly wealth(Matthew 6:25-33)
It is a sign of our willingness to be trustworthy with God’s gifts (Matthew 25:14-30)
We are told to give generously through tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:10)
It enables us to participate in Christ’s ministry to the world – preaching and teaching the gospel, making disciples, serving one another, and helping the needy (Matthew 28:18-20 and 25:35-45; Galatians 5:13-14)
It is an acknowledgment of God’s ownership everything (1 Chronicles 29:11-12)
It is a practical way of doing good (Hebrews 13:16)
Contact Jeff Dorfman (706) 255-1180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alps Road Presbyterian Church, 380 Alps Road, Athens, Georgia 30606, (706) 549-9284