Giving and Growing Together
First Church is supported by the generous donations of people like you. In March, we conduct a community-wide pledge drive (also called a canvass), asking people to make a commitment to contribute some amount over the course of the coming year to keep our community, ministries and programs welcoming and vibrant. Giving guides are available in the spring for your consideration.
As you contribute consider the convenient options available:
On Sundays: Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate as it is passed during the offertory. Be sure to include your name and address on check or envelope in order to receive credit for tax purposes.
By Mail: Mail your donation to the office at First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116. Be sure to include your name and address on check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. Please designate that this is a pledge payment or other contribution.
Online giving: Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be automatically deducted from a checking or savings account. You can set this up as a one-time or recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, but safe and secure. Click here for online giving.
Non-Cash Gifts: If you decide to make your contribution in stocks or mutual funds, you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and a copy to First Church in Boston letting us know how you want the funds applied.
Estate Planning: First Church in Boston has been the fortunate beneficiary of generous donors over many years who have provided a strong base of support for our church, office, and parsonage buildings. You can continue to strengthen our financial foundation by designating FCB in your will. Please call the church office to set up an appointment to meet with a church leader to discuss your intention to leave a financial legacy to your spiritual home.