We have some strong beliefs in regard to finances, and the first is that God does not need our money. As the Creator and Sustainer of all things, God already owns everything. Anything we think we might own in terms of financial resources or the hours and opportunities that make up our lives are God’s blessings to us.
That being said, we also believe that we have the responsibility to effectively manage God’s property. We do so out of gratitude to God and to affirm our dependence on God. Supporting the mission and ministry of First Presbyterian then is first and foremost a spiritual matter, rather than a matter of budgets, spread sheets and expenses versus income.
There are a number of ways of investing in the future of FPC. A one-time gift of any amount is always appreciated or you might consider pledging to our annual operating budget. We do have electronic direct deposit available. Contact Barb Bjork firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You may also give to special projects, such as our High School mission trips, the Marion Food Pantry, or our new Elevator construction project. A long term investment might be made through our Endowment fund.
The Finance Committee meets every month to insure that your investment is put to good use. They oversee the regular cash flow as well as plan ahead for the future.
The return on your investment is not financial, but rather the joy of seeing how God is at work in and through FPC. Lives are being changed; help and hope is expanding, all because of those who are willing to give back to God through our church.
We are deeply grateful to all who have supported us over the years. If you need more information contact the church office or the members of the Finance Committee
Our Endowment Fund is managed by a group of committed members of the congregation. It provides opportunities to invest some of the blessings of one’s lifetime in the cause of Jesus Christ and His church, bearing fruit far in to the future. This fund was established by the Session in 1988. For a number of years it was allowed to grow from numerous donations made by many generous individuals. However
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First Presbyterian is a place where families can remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away through donations to the Memorial Fund. At times these gifts are designated for a particular purpose, such as for music or youth ministries or to purchase particular equipment. At other times, the pastors or someone on the Memorial Committee might make a suggestion to the family for an