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The blue button below allows you to give through the church’s accounting system.
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Giving to your church
By generous giving of our time, talents, and treasure (financial resources), members and friends of First United Presbyterian Church reflect the generous self-giving that God showed us in Jesus Christ. As we give freely and joyfully of ourselves, we experience the joy and fulfillment of seeking God’s kingdom first, and of putting the needs of others before our own needs and wants.
We encourage each member to commit to three types of giving:
Annual Giving: Members support the day to day costs of our ongoing ministries (outreach, mission, worship, caregiving, leadership, fellowship, service, spiritual growth, etc.) by pledging a percentage of our annual income to support God’s work through the church. See the Annual Giving page for information about pledging. If you are led to give, but do not feel ready to make a pledge, all gifts are welcome and appreciated! Please see the many ways to give listed below.
Special Giving: Most of us are aware of special needs in the world that we’d like to address with additional designated financial gifts. Examples might be disaster relief, hunger, poverty, social justice, or local homelessness. While a portion of your annual giving already goes to meet these needs, most members also give specific gifts over and above their annual pledge several times a year, to meet specific needs that touch their hearts. Examples of this are gifts to the The PC(USA)’s four church-wide Special Offerings and gifts to the Individual Assistance Fund.
Legacy Giving: It is important for each of us to give to sustain the future ministry of First United Presbyterian Church, in addition to our annual and special giving to meet present needs. We are benefitting now from generous legacy gifts given in previous decades, and our legacy gifts are a way of “paying it forward.” One especially helpful approach to legacy giving is to include an amount in your will that will continue your pledge to the annual budget for one or several years. See the Legacy Giving page for more information about other legacy giving options.
Ways to Give
- Mail a check to the church at 695 Calvin St., Fayetteville, AR, 72703. Please indicate in the memo line which offering or fund you are giving to.
- Set up automatic payments. This can be done with the buttons below, or contact the church office for assistance.
- Give online using the buttons on this page.
When you make your donation, you can choose the fund you would like to give to, using the drop down menu on the church form, or the memo line on your check or PayPal donation.
Read on to learn about options for giving.
Annual Operating Budget
The annual operating budget of First United Presbyterian Church supports the various ministries of the church, pastor and staff compensation and campus maintenance. Learn more about annual giving.
Building and Maintenance Fund
The Building and Maintenance Fund of First United Presbyterian Church supports a portion of the annual ongoing maintenance expenses as well as larger emergency building and maintenance expenses as needed.
Annual special offerings
The PC(USA)’s four church-wide Special Offerings help share Christ’s love with millions of people around the world. As a 4 for 4 congregation, we participate in the four Presbyterian special offerings:
- One Great Hour of Sharing during Lent
- Peace and Global Witness on World Communion Sunday
- Christmas Joy
Memorial or Honorary Gifts
Memorial gifts may be made in any amount in memory of a deceased loved one. Honorary gifts may be made to honor a birth, anniversary, or other special person or event in your life. Church staff will send a letter to whomever you designate, informing them of your gift.
Individual Assistance Fund
The individual assistance fund enables the pastors to provide financial assistance to members of the congregation and community on an as needed basis. At the pastors’ discretion, assistance is given with rent, utility, transportation, food and medical expenses.
The Ellen Smith Birthday Fund is a fund within the church endowment that church members are encouraged to make gifts of gratitude to, on their birthdays or in celebration of other life events. Learn more about the Ellen Smith Birthday Fund.
The blue button below allows you to give directly through the church accounting system. Use the drop down menu on the form once you click through to designate the fund you choose.