WHY WE GIVE
At Hope we think about giving in four steps of growth:
It is such a blessing to see how God provides just as Paul explains in Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” We want to encourage you to take the next step in your giving journey. Give God a chance to be faithful to you.
Your Generosity Changes Lives
Frequently Asked Questions
Your gifts change lives, by keeping Hope Church on Mission to, "help people follow Christ together for new life." This encompasses so much more than our weekend worship services. Your gift provides for staff, facilities and programming to support different groups, events, counseling and strategies to reach our community.
1. You can log into your giving account through the ChurchCenter app. (Use your mobile # or email we have on file).
2. Click Profile, then Giving, then Statements.
3. Within Statements, is a history of your giving under your profile including your "End-Of-Year" statement. (Your 2022 giving statement will be added early January 2023).
4. Questions? Call the office at 217-787-1446.
Click here to request your giving statement.
We will email statements to all givers in January, plus you can call the office if you want a printed copy mailed to you.
A tithe is a (10%) portion of your income given as an offering to your local church. In Hebrew the word tithe literally means tenth. Jacob's first tithe is described in Genesis 28:22 "and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth." We also see discussions of tithing in the New Testament in Luke 16 and Matthew 23. But the conversation in the New Testament is most often about generosity (I Cor 9:6-8), sacrifice (Philippians 4:18) and surrender (Matthew 6:3-4, 19-34).
-To be deductible in 2022 donations by check need to be post marked or in the church office by Saturday December 31st. Checks in the Mission boxes on Sunday January 1st, 2023, will not be tax deductible even if dated in 2022.
-Online giving through Subsplash will need to be dated December 31, 2022, or earlier.
-Farmers, gifts of grain may reduce your income and payroll tax liability even if you don't itemize your tax deductions.
-Will you turn 72 by April 1, 2023? Talk with your IRA trustee, you could qualify to send your Required Minimum Distribution directly to Hope Church. This may not only reduce your tax liability but could also reduce your Medicare premiums.
-Do you have stocks or cryptocurrencies that have increased in value? Consider donating them directly to Hope Church, you won't be required to pay tax on the capital gains.
Please email giving questions to Carol McCaughey at [email protected]