Year-End Giving

To assure that all donations are properly recorded for tax purposes (per IRS Publication 526 Charitable Contributions), please remember the following:

Year-End Giving Reminder                    

To assure that all donations are properly recorded for tax purposes (per IRS Publication 526 Charitable Contributions), please remember the following:

  • Contributions received by mail must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service in 2017 to be applied to your 2017 contribution statement.
  • Please note that the church office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays, December 25 – 29, Monday through Friday.
  • Contributions may still be brought to the church the week the office is closed and placed in the secure wall deposit box at the Small Groups Building. The secure deposit box is located by the double door entrance under the awning and the parking lot.   This deposit box will be checked multiple times the week the office is closed for gifts.   Gifts placed in the drop boxes on December 31, will be picked up early the morning of January 1.   Any gifts placed in the wall deposit box on January 1, are received as 2018 gifts.
  • Please note that a gift placed in the offering plate or brought by the office in January 2018, cannot be posted to 2017, even if the check is dated 2017.
  • If your contribution is a non-cash gift, please bring it to the office as soon as possible to allow time for processing.
  • For contributions made online, please note that there is a 2-day processing window for all online gifts (standard ACH banking timeline). Because of the 2-day processing window, please be aware that your gift will be deducted on the settlement date, not the day you schedule the gift.   If you make a gift on December 30-31, that gift will not deduct from your account until January—please refer to your confirmation email as to the date the gift will be deducted. While we will do our best to honor gifts scheduled at year-end in 2017, but deducted in 2018, it may not always be possible. As with all banking transactions, online transactions are only processed on business days defined as a calendar day other than Saturday, Sunday or a federal holiday.