At the heart of giving is a humble recognition that everything we are and have is a gift from God. As we return a portion of the gifts He has lavished upon us, we help to build and sustain God’s work through our congregation. Financial contributions feed the hungry, clothe the poor, build shelter for the homeless, and provide for missionaries here and abroad. Children are nurtured, youth are reached, adults are discipled, families are touched, and hurts are healed. We are all called to participate in God’s work through generous and cheerful giving of our time, finances and possessions. Our prayer is that you are richly blessed by your participation in the life of First Presbyterian Church and that you, in turn, will be a blessing to others through your gifts, all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate when it is passed during the service. If you wish to receive acknowledgement of your gift, be sure to include your name and address on your check or on the cash envelope. If you have a pledge envelope, enclose your cash or check in the envelope before placing it in the offering plate during the services.
You can set up a recurring gift that will be automatically deducted from your checking account. More information about giving in this way is available from the Accounting Manager (303.402.6405) or by reading the following materials: Frequently Asked Questions Electronic Direct Deposit Authorization Form for Church Giving Electronic Direct Deposit Termination Form
We offer the option of giving online using a credit or debit card. If it is convenient for you, click here to make a one time donation online and/or to schedule regular online giving. FPC strongly discourages incurring credit card debt when giving to the church. Besides the ease and convenience that online giving allows, you may give without registering. But an advantage of registering is that you can check your giving activity online. If you have any questions about online giving please contact the accounting manager at 303.402.6405. Please note that the amount we receive from credit/debit card transactions will be 2.75% lower than the gift amount specified due to online processing fees. However, there is an option to curtail this fee when you are checking out. This fee is not processed when using the automatic checking account withdrawal.
Send your gift directly to the church at:
First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder, CO, 80302, ATTENTION: Business Office.
If you wish to receive acknowledgement of your gifts, please:
1) use your assigned pledge envelope; or
2) be sure to include your name and address on your check.
First Presbyterian Church of Boulder send quarterly statements in mid-January, mid-April, mid-July, and mid-October of each year. Beginning in 2013, all statements will be sent via email. However, year end statements will also be delivered via email and mail. If you'd like to update your email address and/or home address. Please contact Glenda Dye, / 303.402.6402.
We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. - 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 (NIV)
First Presbyterian Church is committed to honoring God's provision through the exercise of wise and faithful stewardship. Our Stewardship Principles were authored in April 2009. They articulate the Biblical principles of stewardship and describe the Biblical pattern of stewardship through Grace -- Gratitude -- Giving -- Thanksgiving!
Each year the Board of Trustees engages an independent accounting firm to audit the Church’s accounting records. The results of the external audit for the year ending December 31, 2011 were excellent. The full report is available for download.
We are richly blessed by your participation in the life of First Presbyterian Church and pray that, in turn, you will be a blessing to others through your generous financial gifts, all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder provides many ways to give to benefit First Presbyterian Church of Boulder. Focusing on Christian planned and legacy giving, the Foundation gives you the opportunity to make a real impact.
Legacy giving is planned giving taken to the next level: It involves deciding what really matters to you, where you want to make a difference in the world, and how you want others to remember you. The inspiration of your legacy can powerfully impact those around you—especially your family and friends. Intentional giving during your lifetime allows you to be involved with the organizations you support.
The Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder offers numerous legacy giving opportunities to allow you to give to the benefit of the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder. Due to intricacies surrounding the tax treatment of donations, it is very important to coordinate these types of gifting with both your tax advisor and the foundation.
Appreciated Assets: Many assets grow in value over time. Stocks, bonds, real estate and other property may have appreciated well beyond their original purchase prices and the sale of such assets may trigger capital gain taxes. One solution is to donate all or part of such assets to the Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder for the benefit of the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder. By doing so, you directly benefit the ministries of FPC. Depending on your circumstances, you might enjoy a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the item donated and avoid paying the associated capital gains tax. If you are interested in making a gift of appreciated assets, discuss your wishes with your tax advisor, then contact the Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder at for further details.
Bequests (Wills): Remembering the church in your will is an attractive option for many donors. Such a gift is accomplished by making a charitable bequest. In general a bequest is a written statement in a will which directs that gift be made to the Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder for the benefit of the First Presbyterian Church upon the death of a person who established the will (the testator). In order to properly include a bequest to the church in your will, it is important to obtain the proper wording to use. If you decide to make a gift to the church in your will, you may want to include the following type of provision: "I give and devise cash or assets with a value of $________ or ________ % of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to The Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, to be designated for the benefit of the First Presbyterian Church, currently located at 1820 15th Street, Boulder, CO 80302." If you are interested in putting First Presbyterian Church in your will, please first discuss your intentions with your estate planning professionals, and then contact the Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder at for further details.
Life Insurance: Donating to the church as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or the outright gifting of a paid-up life insurance policy presents an attractive gifting opportunity for some. In order to accomplish such a gift, certain forms must be completed and accepted by the donor's life insurance company. If you are interested in making a gift of life insurance to benefit the First Presbyterian Church, first speak with your financial advisor, then call Howard Anderson, the PFB Chair, at 303.554.5563 or email the Foundation at .
Charitable Trusts: Charitable trusts provide several distinct opportunities to donors: (1) make a gift to First Presbyterian Church while receiving an income payment for a term of years or the remainder of the donor's life (remainder trusts or gift annuities), or (2) make a gift of investment income to First Presbyterian Church for a term of years while returning the original investments at the end of the term to either the donor or beneficiaries designated by the donor (lead trusts). While charitable trusts can be complex, there may be significant tax planning opportunities with such arrangements.
The foundation can provide your financial advisor with the full list of options that are available through the PFB if you are interested in setting up a charitable trust to benefit First Presbyterian Church. The foundation can be reached at .
Retirement Assets: Sometimes donors find they have excess funds secured for their retirement. In such a case, a gift of assets in a retirement account (401k, 403b, IRA, etc.) to the First Presbyterian Church may be just the way to go. Due to intricacies surrounding the tax treatment of such gifts, it is very important to coordinate this type of gift with both your tax advisor and the church. If you are interested in donating retirement assets for the benefit of the First Presbyterian Church, please contact the Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder . The Foundation will work with your tax advisor to make the arrangements that are necessary for giving in this manner.
Life Estates: Donors may find that their main asset is their home or farm, yet they would like to make a gift to the church. This presents an opportunity to make a donation to First Presbyterian Church through a life estate gift. With a life estate gift, you are able to make a gift to the church of your home or farm, yet continue to live there and enjoy your property until you no longer need it. If you are interested in making a life estate gift to the Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder to benefit the First Presbyterian Church, first discuss your wishes with your financial advisors, then please call Howard Anderson, PFB Board Chair, at 303.554.5563, or email .