Giving/ Pledging

Walk in Love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, as an offering and sacrifice to God. ~ Ephesians 5:2

Thank you for your interest in supporting the worship, programs and ministries of St. John’s. There are many ways to Give.

INTRODUCING REALM:

St. John’s now offers online giving through Realm, a new updated online version of the same accounting software St. John’s has been using for years. Realm give us some new technology and flexibility to maintain our records. With Realm, you not only Give quickly and easily online – by computer or TEXT. In addition, you can also see your donation go directly into your Realm Profile, (which is already set up so there is no need for you to do anything.) As a result, it is time saving, adds increased accuracy, increased security, and added privacy.

To give Online CLICK: REALM

You will see that the online form is self-explanatory. Fill in the amount, use the drop down box to select which Fund you are giving to (you can give to multiple funds), click on whether you want to give once or set up multiple times (recurring), select the date of your contribution, put in your email, fill in the amount of your contribution, and click continue and follow the prompts.

The Full Link is :https://onrealm.org/StJohnsEpiscopa27913/-/give/now

If you would like to give via Text:

GIVE FROM YOUR PHONE

Text “SJPlymouth” to 73256 to give using your mobile device. (Do not use the quotation marks, see example below.) (73256 spells Realm.) This number will never send unsolicited texts to you. To cancel further messages, text STOP. If you need assistance with text giving, text HELP. Standard text message and data rates may apply. (Example Text:  SJPlymouth or you can text an amount SJPlymouth$50)

FOR CURRENT SECURE GIVE USERS:

Beginning June 1, we are requesting members begin using Realm for online giving. To make the switch: Step 1) Please follow the directions above to activate your Realm Donations. Step 2) Use the link below to login to your Secure Give Account. In the top right you will see an orange “my account” button. Go to “My Recurring Transactions” then switch the button to “disabled.” For cost savings, we would like to turn off the SecureGive Platform on July 31st.

CLICK HERE TO DISCONTINUE A REOCCURRING SECUREGIVE ONLINE DONATIONS

Cash or Check  – Donations may be placed in the offering plate with or without offering envelopes. Checks and money orders can also be mailed to 574 S Sheldon Road, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Pledges – All who call St. John’s their “church home” are encouraged to pledge their support for the ongoing ministry, operations, and mission of our community. Pledging allows us to forecast and plan our budget priorities for the coming year.

Altar Flowers or Ambry Lights – If you would like to donate to the Altar Flower Fund, Or Honor someone through the Altar Flowers or Ambry Light Fund, You may select the appropriate fund on Realm. OR contact our Office Administrator Office@StJohnsPlymouth.org

Charitable Gift Funds – Gifts can be designated to St. John’s Plymouth from any Charitable Gift fund. If you need further information, please contact our Office.

Qualified Charitable Distributions
A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is generally a nontaxable distribution made directly by the trustee of your IRA (other than a SEP or SIMPLE IRA) to an organization eligible to receive tax deductible contributions. You must be at least age 70½ when the distribution was made. Also, you must have the same type of acknowledgment of your contribution that you would need to claim a deduction for charitable contribution. See “Records To Keep” in IRS Pub. 526. The maximum annual exclusion for QCDs is $100,000. Please consult your tax professional concerning any questions.

Legacy Fund – There are various opportunities to support the Legacy Fund at St. John’s Plymouth. Please contact the office to get connected with our Treasurer.