Donate to Our Mission
We accept donations in three ways:
Through Our Pledge Form
Visit our pledge page and fill out our online form to let us know what amount you would like to give for the calendar year and in what way. Someone from the church will follow up with you if necessary.
Credit Card/Bank Account
You can also arrange for a single or scheduled payments from a bank account via our online payment form. Please consider adding an additional one percent to your pledge to cover our service provider's fees.
In many cases, donating securities as a gift to the church may provide tax benefits. Please contact our Treasurer, Bill Seymour, for details and a sample letter. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Endowment Fund
In addition to our regular pledge funds, the Eliot Church Endowment Fund exists as an entity separate from the Church and managed by a committee elected at the Church’s annual meeting. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to assure the long-term success of the Church.
Surpluses in the Church operating budget may be directed to the Fund.
More commonly, income/appreciation from the Fund is distributed to the church to be used as part of the operating budget. The principal of the Fund, however, will always be preserved and used only for emergencies or special purposes that will contribute to the growth and sustenance of the church (for example, real estate purchases).
Members and friends of the Church are strongly encouraged to consider a planned gift such as providing for the Fund in your will or naming the Fund as a life insurance beneficiary. The continued existence of the Eliot Church can be part of your legacy.
The Fund also accepts donations both of money and securities.
Please contact Bill Seymour, Treasurer, for more information.