Thank you for wanting to know about the finances of the church. We invite you to consider financial support of the church's many and varied ministries. Ninety-eight percent of the church's income comes from the gifts of members and friends. Unlike a business, we can't raise prices to create "profit." Instead, our finances, much like the finances of any household, are determined by our expected annual income. If income goes down, expenses must go down as well. If income goes up, our ministry can be expanded through thoughtful spending on mission and ministry. Here are some helpful links to materials shared with church members and friends during our most recent financial stewardship campaign. (Clicking on the Mailing opens a pdf file in a new window.)
This mailing includes our vision for ministry in 2017 and also includes the 2017 budget, which totals just over $800,000.
This mailing addresses the Biblical reasons for generous giving and is a great devotional tool for considering your role in making ministry happen in the world.
Click here to visit a page with information about making a legacy gift which will sustain ministries at First Olympia well beyond your lifetime.
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Click here to go to our online giving portal.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR ONLINE GIVING PORTAL
Making a donation online, using a credit card or e-check, is convenient and safe. Click on the “GIVE ONLINE” button to the right to make a one-time contribution or set-up recurring gifts. First Olympia utilizes well known and trusted Easy Tithe processing. Contributions are processed on Easy Tithe’s© secure site and the church never needs access to your credit card information.
Once you enter the Easy Tithe portal, you will have the option to contribute to the work of the church in various ways. If you choose to make a one-time gift using the “Give Now” tab, a drop-down box lets you to have your gift directed to Operating Expenses, toward your current year’s pledge (if you made a pledge), to the Endowment Fund, to the Building Maintenance Fund, to the Mission Fund, or to the Youth Ministry fund. You may select multiple funds by clicking on the “+Add another fund” link.
You may also set up automatically recurring gifts to any ONE of the above funds by selecting the “Scheduled Giving” tab.
Please note that you are sharing your credit card or bank information with Easy Tithe, not the church. EasyTithe provides a secure repository for this information that far exceeds the ability of the church to protect your ID. The church never receives your credit card information. We pay EasyTithe a small fee for each transaction for this convenience and security.
Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt from EasyTithe for your transaction. First Olympia will also include your online gift in your giving records receipt at the end of the year. Either receipt may be used for your tax reporting purposes.
Enjoy the convenience of making quick, easy, one-time special donations.
Ensure consistency for the church by providing a reliable source of income.
Appreciate the security of transactions that cannot be lost or stolen.
Schedule repeating donations occurring on a date of your choosing.Want more information about the way the church
If you would like more information about how First Olympia seeks to be faithful stewards of your financial resources and how we plan for our income and expenses each year, please click here to go to our Giving Information page.