(Disciples of Christ)
a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world

How to Give

There are many ways to give to Beargrass Christian Church. While the information here applies to giving financially, it’s important for you to know that your gift of time and talents is equally valuable to the work we do at Beargrass.

REGULAR GIVING

We “pass the plate” at Beargrass at each worship service. For many, that is the most convenient way to give their tithe and offerings. Others choose to support Beargrass on a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift basis. These regular gifts, which are mostly the result of our annual stewardship campaign, form the foundation for Beargrass, funding our annual operating expenses, ongoing mission support, and other ministries of the church.

You may give by putting your offering in the weekly collection during worship, by mailing it to Beargrass, or giving securely online.

  • Click below to give one time or set up recurring giving.
  • You may use your credit card, debit card or bank account.
  • You may select General Fund, 2021 Pledge, or Memorial (provide name) to support the total mission and ministry of Beargrass. You may also choose Special Offering to give for a specific purpose (i.e. Thanksgiving baskets).
  • Donors also have the option to pay the processing fees, ensuring more of their donation supports the ministry of the church. Processing fees are significantly lower for bank drafts versus debit/credit cards.

   

TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR YEAR-END GIVING

Many people make year-end gifts to Beargrass. If that’s in your plans, thank you! Here are some ways to make your giving easier and more effective.

Please turn in your 2021 pledge cards or pledge online. Help us include you in our goal of full participation in pledging!

Year-end cut-off: All qualifying gifts received in-hand or postmarked on or before December 31, 2020 will be reported on your Contribution Statement as qualifying for the charitable gift deduction for 2020 tax purposes.

Let us know if you are making a gift via stock transfer. We sometimes get gifts of stock and securities for which we cannot identify the donor. If you’re going to make a gift of this nature, please call the church office at (502) 896-1161 or email Jenell Buckman at [email protected]

If you are 70-1/2 or older:  Federal law allows you to make direct charitable gift transfers from your IRA to a qualified charity such as Beargrass, totaling up to $100,000 every year. For many, this offers a better tax advantage than an itemized charitable gift deduction. You may save tax on your social security income and state income, and avoid the effects of other AGI limitations. Simply instruct your IRA trustee or custodian to make a transfer from your IRA directly to the charity (Beargrass Christian Church). Please consult with your tax advisor to understand what benefits may be available to you.