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.
This year, please consider an extra gift to the One Fund to help increase our financial reserves so we can strengthen our financial position. In the course of 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.
Two Important End-of-Year Giving Dates to Qualify for 2019 Tax Deductions
Gifts must be received or postmarked by December 31 to qualify for 2019 tax deductions. This means that December 28/29 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 27. If you wait until December 30 or 31, depending on the bank processing and reporting, these gifts may not qualify for 2019 tax deductions.
Due to early bulletin print schedules in December and the unusual spike of end-of-the-month giving, we will cease reporting year-to-date giving goals in our bulletin and eNews through December. The regular financial information on the back of the bulletin will resume in January.
We are thankful for your generosity and faithful support of the ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church.