Giving online is easy. Just click on Donate to go to a secure website where you can make choices on how and where your money goes.
Automatic Pledge Payments
Please consider an automatic pledge payment. It is secure and helps balance the cash flow for both the church and home budgets. The church bookkeeper can provide you more information and help create an electronic account for your stewardship. Electronic funds transfers (EFT) can easily be set up for your annual pledge and will need to be updated each year.
To discuss ways of giving, contact the Bookkeeper, 541-345-8741
Please, prayerfully consider how your financial gift might impact the full breadth and depth of our ministry. Fill out the estimate of your financial contributions to the church on the form below.
Our church budget is built each year on estimates which are the intentions for monetary contributions in the upcoming year. You can easily fill out the form below and click “submit” to confidentially send it directly to our bookkeeper.
I/we offer the following Estimate of Giving, as a faithful expression of commitment to the ministries of First Congregational Church. It is in response to God's love and as an expression of my/our own spiritual practice.
Stock Transfers to FCC
When we receive stock transfers from Financial Institutions, they arrive without donors identified. If you initiate transfers, or intend to in the future, please inform our bookkeeper, so that we can apply your donations as you wish.
Good Samaritan Fund
You know the story of the Good Samaritan, the unlikely servant who helps an injured man on the road. But perhaps you have little knowledge of the Good Samaritan fund at FCC.
People often call the church office and talk about their needs before they come in. The Good Samaritan fund is typically disbursed in $35- $50 increments, averaging $12,000 annually. Occasionally Good Sam funds pay utilities or rent, consistent with the aim to prevent homelessness. Money for food is not often given, as several options are available in Eugene/Springfield for free food. Consider giving towards the Good Samaritan Fund this year.
Just click on Donate to go to a secure website where you can choose “To Give to Good Samaritan Fund” and then indicate the level of your donation.
The needs are great, as you can imagine. “There but for the grace of God go I…”
Support the Good Samaritan Fund by signing up for Escrip
The FCC Good Samaritan Fund is an emergency discretionary fund managed by your pastors to assist our church family and members in our larger community who are experiencing a financial challenge. On a case by case basis, we are able to share God’s love and compassion in very tangible financial assistance for utilities, rent, medicine, and other basic necessities. The Good Samaritan Fund is supported by designated giving and contributions to the Good Samaritan Fund are always welcome, and needed!
There is one way that all of us can be contributing to the Good Samaritan Fund by signing up for Escrip. Escrip is a way for businesses to give to organizations who work for the greater good — like First Congregational Church. We can sign up on a secure website and register our credit and debit cards. Whenever we shop at participating businesses using those cards, that business makes an automatic contribution, based on a percentage of what is spent, to the FCC account which is then put into our Good Samaritan Fund.
Go to www.escrip.com to find out more and to register. Make sure you designate “First Congregational Church.” If you are already signed up to support another school or organization, you can add First Congregational as well and the donations with be shared.