GIVING

GIVING

"Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the Lord's; it is holy to the Lord."

(Leviticus 27:30)


There are a variety of ways that you can give to Stanwich Church.  Donations can be designated to the main operating budget or to our Missions Fund.  All gifts remain anonymous to our Pastors and leadership.

By clicking the Donate Now icon above you can immediately make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift to Stanwich Church.  Online giving is a safe and easy way to support Stanwich’s ministries.  Online gifts may be charged to a credit card or established as an ACH transfer from your savings/checking account. 

Our online giving function meets the highest industry standards for privacy and security. 


GIVING AT STANWICH

There are many ways to give at Stanwich.  Whether you are making a gift online, transferring securities or planning a legacy gift as part of your estate planning, Stanwich staff can assist you in the process.

Offering Plate
Send a Check
Online Donations
Text Giving
Gifts of Securities

PLANNED GIVING


Planned giving allows you to support Stanwich Church in ways that allow you to maximize your gifts to grow God's Kingdom.  Planned giving is often an integral component of estate and tax planning and should normally be undertaken with the assistance of a financial planner or attorney.  

Charitable IRA Distributions
Bequests
Charitable Remainder Trust
Life Income Gifts

FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY


"We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.  For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men." (2 Corinthians 8:20-21)


 Scripture requires a complete and thorough accounting for gifts given in service to the Lord.  The leadership of Stanwich Church fully recognizes our responsibility for proper stewardship of church resources.  Integral to this stewardship process is full and open transparency regarding budgeting and investment of your gifts in Kingdom growth as we strive "To Know Christ and Make Him Known."


To meet the goal of transparency and accountability, several financial reports are available for your review upon request.   The current year budget for Stanwich Church is presented in the "Stanwich Congregational Church Stewardship 2017-2018" document.  The budget highlights the ministry priorities established by the congregation and the planned spending to achieve the agreed upon ministry goals.  The financial statements for the last fiscal year along with the external auditors are available here.

If you have any questions regarding the information presented in these reports, please contact Sheila Hyland, Business Administrator, in our church office at 203-661-4420.