Tithing

     To St. John

“Give something, however small, to the one in need.
For it is not small to one who has nothing.
Neither is it small to God,
if we have given what we could.”

-St. Gregory Nazianzen

2018 ANNUAL GIVING APPEAL

Print and complete the Annual Giving Appeal Form below to submit a financial pledge to St. John.

The Annual Giving Appeal asks for your pledge of financial support to fund Church needs. We all have different levels of financial resources, but we are all called to return in a measure we have been blessed. The Annual Giving Appeal funds over 60% of the regular Annual Operating Budget which supports all ministries of our church including school, religious ed, music, St. Clare Center, liturgy, youth activities, cemetery, adult ed, Spanish liturgy, and many more.

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT)

Electronic Funds Transfer is an option to the traditional envelope program. Electronic giving is a direct debit program whereby your contribution is automatically withdrawn from your account. The EFT program is used to fund the regular Annual Operating Budget only. Donations to the “Additional Giving Opportunities” must be made by using the “Additional Giving Opportunities” envelope available in your envelope packet mailed to your home.

SPECIAL NOTE TO CURRENT EFT PARTICIPANTS:

Your Annual Pledge and installment preference will automatically roll over to the next year. If you would like to adjust your pledge or if you have changes in installment preference, complete and sign the EFT form. No need to attach a voided check unless your account has changed. Questions? Contact Samantha Romero at (785) 843-0109 or sromero@saint-johns.net.

CREDIT CARD OPTION

Parishioners now have the option of making donations to the church using a credit card. The credit card program is used to fund the regular Annual Operating Budget only. Donations to the “Additional Giving Opportunities” must be made by using the “Additional Giving Opportunities” envelope available in your envelope packet mailed to your home.

We Accept:

BI-MONTHLY ENVELOPE PROGRAM

Parishioners receive donation envelopes in the mail through a bi-monthly mailing. Depending upon your “Envelope Preference,” households will receive one of the following:

Weekly Envelope Preference

Sunday envelopes with the date of each Sunday listed
1 envelope for mailing donations via the Post Office
Envelopes for Holy Days, Easter and Christmas Flowers depending upon the season
2 envelopes for Additional Giving Opportunities

Monthly Envelope Preference

1 envelope for the first month and the second month
1 envelope for mailing donations via the Post Office
Envelopes for Holy Days, Easter and Christmas Flowers depending upon the season
2 envelopes for Additional Giving Opportunities

Electronic Funds Transfer Participants

Envelopes for Holy Days, Easter and Christmas Flowers depending upon the season
2 envelopes for Additional Giving Opportunities

ADDITIONAL GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Parishioners have the option to provide extra support in addition to regular gifts to the Annual Giving Appeal. You can make donations to the Capital Improvements, Church Endowment, School Endowment, and the St. Clare Center. Use the “Additional Giving Opportunities” envelope in the bi-monthly mailing to fulfill your pledge to these optional and extra opportunities.

MAJOR UNRESTRICTED AND RESTRICTED GIFTS

Oftentimes, parishioners want to give a one time major gift. Such gifts are allocated so that all areas of the church benefit; or restricted to benefit a specific purpose and/or intention of the donor. If you are interested in making a major gift to the church, contact Cris Denning.

GIFTS IN-KIND

Another avenue of giving is through gifts in-kind, which are best described as non-cash gifts (tangible property). It is not the responsibility of St. John to place a value on gifts in-kind; however, a recording of such gifts are kept on file. An acknowledgement letter describing the item(s) donated will be sent. It is the responsibility of the donor to determine the value of donated items if you wish to claim your gift as a charitable deduction.

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES

Matching gifts from employers can double or sometimes triple the value of your giving. Your employer’s human resource office will have the necessary matching-gift information including forms. Oftentimes, employers will not match gifts to religious organizations; however, gifts to St. John School could qualify.

ESTATE PLANNING AND WILLS

Have you ever heard this phrase, “Remember the Church in your will.” You’ve probably asked, “Does anybody do this?” The answer is yes. St. John Church and School has received many bequests from a number of estates. You can make provisions for St. John the Evangelist Church and/or School in your will, designating a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGETS

Our church finances are high priority. Please contact Samantha Romero at (785) 843-0109 or sromero@saint-johns.net if you have questions or concerns or need additional information.

501(c)(3) AND TAX INFORMATION

St. John the Evangelist Church and School are recognized tax-exempt nonprofit organizations as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. The Church federal tax ID is 48-0576029. The School federal tax ID is 48-0930227. Adequate records of your gifts and donations are maintained in the Simon Parish Center.