Here are some ways you can give to Advent Lutheran and our Ministries.
Lenten Appeal for World Hunger: As part of the ELCA 40 Days of Giving program, Advent is organizing an appeal to benefit ELCA World Hunger during Lent. Working through Lutheran congregations, ELCA World Hunger can reach communities in need and develop strategies to reduce the impact of hunger and poverty.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14, Advent members and friends can select items from the Hunger Tree in the narthex, or from the online link (click HERE or on the poster at left), to donate a gift to ELCA Good Gifts. These purchases allow the ELCA to connect those in need with resources to produce food and gain access to clean water, education, health care, and sources of income.
Please consider sharing your blessings with those experiencing hunger. Honor a special someone in your life!
Thank you for supporting our mission to help others. ~ Advent Social Ministry
Like most churches, Advent distributes offering envelopes annually to members. With the increasing use of Simply Giving and Online Donations (see below), members will only receive offering envelopes upon request. If you desire and have not received your envelopes for the current year please contact the church office.
With the continuing concerns regarding COVID-19, we are not passing the offering plates during worship. For indoor services, plates will be placed on tables in the narthex on the way into or out of the sanctuary. For outdoor services, buckets will be used (so the offering does not blow away!), again plainly marked along the way into and out of the parking lot. In addition, offering envelopes and donations may be mailed to the church at the address below.
Simply Giving is a no-cost electronic funds transfer (EFT) that assists individuals and families in their financial giving by providing a regular and consistent giving method. Many Advent members are now using the Simply Giving program.
Out of town on Sunday? Other obligations keeping you from weekly worship? With Simply Giving there is no need to mail a check or dash to church with you offering envelope. Through Simply Giving your gift is withdrawn from your checking or savings account and deposited directly into the congregation's bank account on the same day. It's convenient, reliable, safe and confidential.
Benefits for you:
Benefits for Advent:
- Helps you respond intentionally to God's goodness
- Provides consistency in your giving
- Convenient - no need to worry about remembering your check or cash
- Your giving occurs even if you are away
- No need to make catch up contributions
- No cost to you to utilize the program
- Easy to change contribution amount or cancel giving through the program
- You get to choose frequency of your giving (weekly, biweekly, monthly)
To begin using Simply Giving please complete the Enrollment Authorization form. A copy is included on the reverse side of youe Estimate of Giving form or can be printed using the link below. You decide the frequency of your automatic gift (weekly, semi-monthly or monthly) and you can increase or decrease your gift at any time. If you have additional questions, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-256-9941
- Assists in establishing a more responsible and realistic Annual Ministry Spending plan
- Increased revenues through more consistent giving
- Avoidance of "summer slump" through steady receipt of planned giving
- More efficient and accurate bookkeeping
- Advent ministry programs and community outreach are strengthened
- Synod and ELCA benevolence support are strengthened
Thank you to all who have given through Simply Giving or who use offering envelopes. For anyone who wishes to give your regular offering(s) or a special gift, the link below provides the ability to give by credit card, one time or recurring. Click on it, and you will be guided to enter your credit card information just like any other online transaction, with Vanco's high security. Add a password and you can now give any time. For offerings, please select the general fund. Note: Please do NOT move current Simply Giving to credit cards. Credit cards cost us more (2.74%) than you get in frequent flier miles or other points.
To give offerings or other donations by credit card, click here for Online Donation.
If you prefer, checks may be mailed to the Church office (Please do not mail cash!). Here is the address:
Advent Lutheran Church
470 Landis Road
Harleysville, PA 19438