Giving

Having difficulties entering your gift? Contact Melody Henrie at mhenrie@firstpresevanston.org.

We have a new church record keeping solution at FPCE…

FPCE has made the move to a new kind of church record keeping solution called Realm®. It offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church while helping our administrative staff work more efficiently. It will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of believers.

Everyone in our church gets a unique profile. Your profile contains everything you want people in our church to know about you. Your profile also enables you to join a small group, RSVP to events, track your giving, update your contact information, change family details, set notification preferences, or replace that outdated family photo.

By keeping your information current, you are helping our staff, group leaders, and our church community. Your Profile includes:
• Contact Information (e.g. name, address, email, phone)
• Photo
• Family Members
• Personal Information* (e.g. marital status, birthday**, etc.)
• Connected Social Media accounts
*You can decide later what data you want to hide online by sending your privacy preferences.
**Feel free to enter your full birthday. The year and your age will not be displayed on your church directory profile.

Review your giving history or make new donations online or on your mobile phone. Simply sign in to look over your year-to-date giving, check pledge progress, print a contribution statement, or make a new one-time or recurring donation. It’s always available and kept secure in an easy-to-use online environment.

Ways to Give
• Check or Cash
• Online Gifts (one-time or recurring)
• Text Giving*
• Pledges

No matter how you choose to give toward our ministry, you can review all of your giving history online anytime.

If you are a member or giving non-member and would like access to Realm, please email Janice Dobschuetz at jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.

Ways to Give at FPCE

Online giving—one-time or recurring via credit/debit card or direct withdrawal from your bank account—is made easy through our website. Once set up, it’s quick to make a one-time gift or set up recurring gifts to support the general ministry or specific needs of the church. See the button above on this page, or contact the church office for more information.

Automatic monthly withdrawal set up through the church office – is a convenient and faith-filled way to support ministry at First Pres. You designate the amount, and your gift is made hassle free straight from your checking account on the 18th of the month. Best of all, when automatic withdrawal is set up through the church office, there are no bank transfer fees, which makes it more cost effective than other online options.

Traditional offering envelopes are available for cash and check contributions only upon request.

TAX-ADVANTAGED GIVING
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD): If you are 70 1/2 or older, you may be interested in IRA QCD as a way to support ministry while saving on taxes. Find out more by contacting the church office or talk with your financial planner.

GIVING YOUR TIME
There are many opportunities to give of your time and talents at FPCE. If you’re looking to get pugged in to one or more ministry areas, contact one of the program staff to express your interest.

Children, Youth & Familes:
Rev. Amanda Golbek
agolbek@firstpresevanston.org

Mission and Outreach:
Mission Director Caryl Weinberg
cweinberg@firstpresevanston.org

Prayer & Leadership:
Rev. Raymond Hylton
rhylton@firstpresevanston.org

Worship and Music:
Worship & Music Director Hannah McConnell
hmcconnell@firstpresevanston.org

Young Adults and Adult Education:
Rev. Henry Coates
hcoates@firstpresevanston.org