Make a Gift Online via electronic check or debit/credit card.
St. Mark's makes the most out of all of God's gifts. Contact the church office to learn more how you can make a difference through in-kind donations that will give the hope of Christ to others, every day of the week.
Place your checks and cash in the offering plates as part of your weekend worship. Please note that checks received over the weekend will be recorded on the Sunday when they are received. In order to receive the appropriate documentation you need for tax purposes, your name and address must be clearly identifiable on your check.
Mail a Check
Mail your checks (please don't send cash) to the church office. As best we can, checks are recorded on the postmark date on the envelope. If your bank has automated bill paying (i.e. JP Marogan/Chase) you can set up St. Mark's to receive electronically generated checks, allowing you an easier way to be systematic in your giving.
Thrivent Choice Dollars
You may designate St. Mark's as the recipient of your Thrivent Choice Dollars, a program for qualifying Thrivent account holders. If you are a Thrivent member and would like your direct your "Choice Dollars", please visit www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice or email your Thrivent Representative.
Thrivent Action Teams
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Many companies will match employees' gifts to charitable programs. Many of our ministries and partners such as 4th Tuesday Community Supper, Phil's Friends, Lutheran Child and Family Services (LCFS) can receive matching gifts, if St. Mark's does not qualify. Many companies do not allow matching gifts to religious organizations or churches. These ministries and partners are non-sectarian organizations who fully accepts participants in all things regardless of their religious beliefs. If you know your company has a mathcing gift program, or bleieve they might, please contact the individual at your company who handles matching gifts to obtain any paperwork on your company's policy and your eligibility as an employee. You may also ask if St. Mark's or one of our partners has received gifts in the past.
If St. Mark's needs to complete any paperwork or to confirm completed donations, please direct all requests to Lorilyn Thomas at email@example.com or (630) 584-8638.
Also, if you give through your company's United Way program, you may be able to write-in a regular gift to St. Mark's through United Way. Typically, St. Mark's does not have a 5 or 6 digit United Way donor number, but can be wrriten in to receive United Way contributions.
AmazonSmile donates one-half percent of your purchases to St. Mark's. You can designate St. Mark's by going to smile.amazon.com and following the prompts. You must use AmazonSmile (rather than amazon.com). Please note that you will not receive a tax receipt for donations made via this program as all donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation.
Stock/Mutual Funds or Donor Advised Funds
We are happy to help direct you in making your generosity count. We are able to partner with your financial advisor, tax agent, or whoever else to best direct your gifts to resource the mission and ministry God has entrusted to St. Mark's - both now and for generations to come. To learn more about these avenues of giving, please contact Lorilyn Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 584-8638.