GENEROUS GIVING AND LIVING AT FIRST COVENANT
We believe that how we live shows what we believe. Every day we have the opportunity to give and live generously out of a direct response to the generous and extravagant love of Christ in our lives. When we each do our part, we make a difference together here in our community, and around the world to further the kinship of God. Whole life generosity is a way of living an overflowing life released to God for others. At the center is Jesus, the model and motivator of whole life generosity.
WHAT DOES GENEROSITY AT FIRST COVENANT LOOK LIKE?
Monetary Giving: Donating or giving my financial resources to support the mission and vision of First Covenant Church (FCC) (see middle panel).
Service & Volunteering: Opportunities abound to give back through volunteerism at FCC. From seasonal serving in our buildings and grounds, to serving meals, being a part of the After School Program, helping with a musical, and more. Some of our ongoing volunteer opportunities can be found in our "Give & Serve" sub-menus.
Hospitality: Hospitality looks like openness, welcome, acceptance, and kindness toward one another. Talking to someone you don't know at fellowship time. It's parking in the back of the parking lot so others can park close. It's sitting in the middle of the pew so that people can easily find spots to sit.
Gifts: These non-financial gifts show up when the people of FCC respond to the Holy Spirit's nudges and say "yes"!
Emotional & Relational Support: "Being there" for someone looks like listening and compassion, praying for one another, supporting one another, sharing life together through the joys and sorrows together.
Giving to FIRST COVENANT
To give Online, access the online giving page from your computer, tablet, or smartphone and follow the instructions to make a gift with your credit card, debit card, or a direct deposit from your bank account. 2.75% of all credit card gifts go to the credit card servicing company as a fee. Gifts made directly from your bank account do not include this fee.
Please mail cash or checks to: First Covenant Church of Saint Paul, 1280 Arcade Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.
Search for "Vanco" in the Google Play or Apple App store. Download and follow the prompts to give financially to First Covenant.
You can give each Sunday in person during our worship service.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
GIVE TO THE BENEVOLENT FUND
One the first Sunday of the month a retiring offering for FCC's benevolent fund is received. This is a special fund that allows the Ministry Team at FCC to meet needs of community members in times of crisis and extreme need.
Donate stock or mutual funds directly to FCC. If your stock is held by a broker, contact FCC's Financial Secretary to receive FCC's broker account information.
BECOME A LEGACY GIVER
There are many ways for your financial impact to continue after death. Covenant Trust Company is a unique resource that provides comprehensive legacy planning and financial management resources to all members, friends, and ministries of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information, visit www.covenanttrust.com.
MEMORIAL FUND GIFTS
Memorial Fund gifts are ways to further the mission and vision of First Covenant Church while also commemorating the faith, devotion, and life of a loved one. You can find more information about First Covenant's Memorial Fund here.