God’s generosity frees us to be generous toward each other.

We like to think of generosity as a posture toward life. As we experience God’s generosity toward us, we respond with a life of stewardship, taking care to use our resources to cultivate a generous life in the way of Jesus. This generosity is far-reaching, and it includes sharing our gifts, our stories, our time, and our resources.

Your financial generosity makes it possible for us to be the Church through weekly Sunday worship, creative Emerging Generations experiences, thought-provoking Adult Education offerings, ongoing missions initiatives, and every other life-affirming work God invites us into as a congregation.

Explore alternative ways to give financially.

If you’d like to find creative ways to contribute to the mission and vision of Meetinghouse Church, here are a few to keep in mind (consult your tax advisor for specific advice):

A gift of marketable securities, such as mutual funds, stocks, or bonds, allows you to make a gift that does not affect your cash flow. In addition, if your securities have appreciated in value, you may benefit from more favorable tax treatment than a cash gift. Consult your tax or financial advisor about whether this would be a good tax strategy for you, then contact our Finance Director Nancy Danielson to discuss how to transfer these marketable securities.

If you are required by the IRS to take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA, you may be able to arrange to make the distribution directly to Meetinghouse Church. Meetinghouse Church is able to accept these Qualified Charitable Distributions, which may result in tax savings to you. Consult with your IRA custodian, financial advisor, or tax advisor to determine whether this tax-smart strategy will work for you.

If you have a donor advised fund, you may simply request a gift from your existing fund directly to Meetinghouse Church.  Be sure that you find the correct Meetinghouse Church, with our federal tax ID, 41-0795263.  If you would like more information about the benefits of setting up a donor advised fund, please contact your tax or financial advisor.