Designated Giving

“Each of you must give as you have made up your mind,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7.
 
Memorial – All of God’s people work together to provide monetary support for the General Budget of our church. We do this through regular, estimated giving and tithing. However there are also times in which persons are compelled to make over-and-above monetary gifts in honor/memory of a loved one, for a special occasion or as a way of showing gratitude to God. Below are the existing fund accounts that are available to give toward.  Indicate in the comments section to whom the memorial is in honor.
 
Children/Club 456 Ministries –Used ‘in house’ in the areas of infant thru 6th grade students. Equipment, books, toys, games, Bible study resources, etc., and/or the updating of the physical space are some ways these funds are used.
 
Youth Ministries Used ‘in house’ in the areas of 7th grade thru 12th grade students. Equipment, books, games, videos, Bible study resources, etc. and/or the updating of the physical space are some ways these funds are used.
 
Vacation Bible School – Used annually for expenses which might include curriculum; snacks; activities; craft supplies; videos; music CDs; and/or other resources.
 
School Supplies –Used to purchase school supplies and or backpacks for students in the Pearl River community.
 
Building Fund – Used to pay down the existing mortgage of our buildings and to hold for future new building or campus projects.
 
Christmas Mission – These funds are mainly collected on Christmas Eve each year and then distributed to ministries selected by the Church Council. In giving to this fund throughout the year, monies are held and then added to the Christmas Eve offering in December.
 
Celebrate Recovery – All money collected goes right back into Celebrate Recovery to help reach out to others, provide free bibles, and help with our start up. Celebrate Recovery runs solely off the kind donations made by you.
 
Pastor’s Discretionary – These funds are used at the pastor’s discretion to fulfill special requests that spring up from time to time and are not presently represented in the General Budget or existing Dedicated Funds.
 
If there is a particular ministry area in which you would like to make a designated gift that is not reflected above, please speak to the pastor or one of the Finance Committee members. When making a designated gift, please indicate on your check/envelope the name of fund. If you have more questions about designated giving you can call the church office at 985-863-7452 or email the finance chair through secretary@prumc.net.