3 Three Sundays left for 2021 Giving to apply to 2021 charitable deductions.

Each holiday season, the church anticipates and relies on a seasonal increase in contributions. It is through the donations of every individual and family in the congregation that we can carry on our work now and throughout the year. In addition, we remind that some are intending to make an annual contribution to the Growing in God’s Great Grace capital campaign.

This year, please consider an extra gift to the One Fund to help increase our financial reserves so we can strengthen our financial position.

During year-end tax planning, you may find yourself considering special one-time donations. There is a growing trend among donors to make contributions to their favorite organizations online during the final week of the year. As you contemplate year-end gifts, please keep the church in mind. We welcome your donations through the giving page on the church website: www.tlcms.org/give.

2 Important End-of-Year Giving Dates to qualify for 2021 tax deductions

Gifts must be received or postmarked by December 31 to qualify for 2021 tax deductions. This means that December 25/26 is the last Saturday/Sunday worship event in the year to contribute. Rather than procrastinating and waiting until the last minute, please consider giving your year-end gift now.

For electronic givers, be sure to initiate the gift on or before December 28. If you wait until December 30 or 31, depending on the bank processing and reporting, these gifts may not qualify for 2021 tax deductions.

We are thankful for your generosity and faithful support of the ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church.

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