Whether you give periodically or have pledged for the year, your support is essential to the work we do at Southminster. Donations made to Southminster are tax-deductible. Please visit our GuideStar Profile.
Automatic Bill Pay for Pledges
If you’ve pledged for the year be sure to ask your bank about automated bill pay. Most banks offer this service now free of charge, so Southminster receives 100% of your contribution.
To learn about how you can set up automatic payments, contact your bank or select one of the resources below:
Online Giving - Facebook
You can now make secure, tax-deductible donations to Southminster from our Facebook page — Just look for the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page. Help us earn more by creating and sharing a fundraiser with your friends. Unlike other online giving tools, on Facebook there are no fees, so we’ll receive 100% of the contributions collected.
Support Southminster While You Shop
Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to Southminster! You can help us raise funds just by shopping with your Rewards Card - and you'll still receive Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates. Simply visit https://www.fredmeyer.com. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account you can search for Southminster Presbyterian Church by name or enter CS179 and click Enroll. We'll receive a percentage of your regular purchases every quarter. For detailed instructions, click here. Thank you for your support!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Southminster every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Southminster. To select Southminster as your AmazonSmile organization, start here. For detailed instructions on setting this up, click here.
We did it! We committed to being “All In” by budgeting for a full year of promise for our church community for 2021. Because of your generous and precious pledges, our 2021 Stewardship Campaign has achieved our goal of $300,000.
As Presbyterians, we can be proud of the many things that the greater church does. Some examples include: supporting new church growth, providing resources for congregations, sponsoring camping programs for children and adults, and training persons to become Ministers of the Word. The local presbytery also coordinates group purchases of insurance, employee benefits, and other services that reduce our costs and save us time.
As a member of the national Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), Southminster pays per capita dues for each member on the rolls of our church to support the administrative, legislative and judicial functions of the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly.
The per capita payment for 2021 is $36.50 for each member of the church.
Session has a budget expectation that each member will consider making a Per Capita gift this year in the amount of $36.50 for each member of Southminster in your family. Your support to pay the Per Capita amount, as in prior years, allows us to more fully use your other pledges and gifts for our congregation’s efforts.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions
At age 72, a distribution from your IRA to the church qualifies towards your required minimum distribution. The church is eligible to receive IRA qualified charitable distributions (QCD). Not all charities qualify for QCDs, and the Southminster Foundation does not qualify because it is a “supporting organization,” i.e. a charity carrying out exempt purposes by supporting other exempt organizations. The Foundation provides support with grants to community non-profits and to Southminster Church.
When working with your financial advisor, please ensure they understand the Foundation is separate from Southminster Church, so they use the proper designation on the QCD form.
The Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization so regular tax-deductible donations (outside an RMD) are encouraged.
We participate in four special offerings each year. These four churchwide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are a collective witness to Jesus Christ’s love for the whole church. One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost Offering, Peace & Global Witness Offering, and Christmas Joy Offering play an important role in defining what it means to be a connectional church. Over the years these offerings have provided ways for individuals and congregations to join together with each other and in partnership with other Christians in responding to a variety of concerns.
One Great Hour of Sharing A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, providing food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed.
Pentecost A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children.
Peace & Global Witness A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. The Presbyterian Mission Agency advocates for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness.
Christmas Joy Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.
Your gifts, both now and after your lifetime can make your church home stronger and more responsive to the needs of generations to come. And a memorial gift or bequest enables the Southminster community to remember you or someone you love. Learn More.