by credit or debit card transaction or automatic deduction from your checking or savings account
(In the “Select a Fund” drop-down menu select “Donate” if you wish to make a general contribution to the Church or “Fulfill My Pledge” to fulfill your pledge. Use the “optional memo” field if you wish your contribution applied to a past or future year pledge or notify our Church Bookkeeper at email@example.com).
Your gift to Larchmont Avenue Church is greatly appreciated!! It is a gift to the Lord to support our Church in worship, learning, service and many other forms of ministry. As our culture continues toward a more cashless society, LAC wants to provide you the convenience of contributing electronically. You may make a one-time contribution, or set up a recurring contribution weekly, monthly or quarterly.
We have taken the proper care to ensure your transactions are safe and secure. The secure link will take you to ACS Technologies, the company that provides LAC’s accounting system, and Vanco their merchant services partner. Your credit card or bank information will be retained by Vanco, and not within LAC.
Stewardship in 2021: A Prayerful Time for Reflection and Sacrifice
In this historic but not unprecedented time, we must join together to provide for our church and our community.
Larchmont Avenue Church plays unique and important roles in the lives of its members and its mission partners. In this beloved faith community we share, we pray and learn and serve together in Christ’s name. We ask every family and individual member to consider the ways in which our congregation has adapted and reached out to ease the pain and suffering that our community and our world have endured this year. As always, we welcome everyone – and we exclude no one.
The 2021 Stewardship Appeal reflects the changed world around us and builds upon the goals and priorities we expressed collectively in our Mission Study. In this important transitional year, the funds we seek will support our efforts to:
– serve together as disciples of Christ, providing a safe haven and a welcoming church where both joys and burdens can be shared
– strengthen our human and spiritual connections to each other
– provide a worship experience that deepens our faith and compassion
– integrate our youth into the broader Church community
– serve others
To make your 2021 pledge, please click on the Pledge Now tab above. There are many ways to structure your gift and to fulfill your pledge. Thank you for your commitment and support!
Larchmont Avenue Church Stewardship Committee
Ways to Satisfy Your Pledge
We encourage you to consider the various ways you can satisfy your pledge.
Online Gift: Make an online contribution
Cash: When worshipping in person in the Sanctuary, cash can be donated during Sunday service during the offering. For pledge envelopes, please contact Gloria Haq, Church Bookkeeper, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.834.1800 x130 or use an offering envelope in pew rack.
Check: Checks may be made payable to Larchmont Avenue Church and submitted during offering or mailed / dropped off to church office.
Gift of Appreciated Securities via Broker to Broker Transfer:
1. Notify your broker asking him/her to transfer your securities by broker transfer:
- For stocks, deliver to DTC 0062 and for mutual funds DTC 5772 to account 19808646 at Vanguard Brokerage Services for Larchmont Avenue Church
- Be sure to let the Church Finance Office know you have transferred these securities to the Church Account. Otherwise, the transfer comes through with no name attached to the securities. It might take some time to credit your account, if the Finance Office is not notified of your gift.
- If this is going to be your pledge, indicate a pledge of securities on your pledge card to ensure proper credit.
2. If you need further information, you can call Vanguard Brokerage Services at 800 284-7245.
For assistance, please contact Gloria Haq, Church Bookkeeper at email@example.com or 914.834.1800 x310.
IRA: For individuals age 70 1⁄2 , there may be opportunities to make a qualified distribution from your IRA. Please contact your IRA custodian to discuss.
Employer Matching Gifts: Your employer may offer matching gift opportunities for your gifts to Larchmont Avenue Church. Please contact your employer to learn more.
Donor Advised Fund: If you have a donor advised fund (DAF) below is a free and easy-to-use online application that enables DAF donors to initiate a grant recommendation from LAC’s website, making it easier for you to give from your DAF.
The Emily Lindsley Legacy Society: In addition to your thoughtful pledge, we encourage you to consider making a testament of faith through a bequest in your will, retirement plan or living trust. Bequests can live on in perpetuity providing enduring support for Larchmont Avenue Church. To learn more, please contact Chris Templeman at 914.844.7279, Scott Meador at 914.287.4744 or Church Bookkeeper Gloria Haq, firstname.lastname@example.org, at 914.834.1800 x310.
Making A Pledge Online Is Easy!
We encourage members of our Congregation to indicate their support in the form of a Pledge at the beginning of the planning process each year. We are thankful that many members of LAC have had a tradition of providing generous financial support, but Pledges allow us to prepare the annual budget for LAC and plan programs and activities for the coming year. We encourage newcomers, new members and those whose financial plans become settled to provide Pledges at any point throughout the year.
Your support for LAC through an annual pledge is greatly appreciated. You can submit your pledge by completing the form below, or by contacting our Church Bookkeeper at email@example.com or (914) 834-1800 ext. 310.
Thank you for your commitment to support LAC’s ministry and mission through your pledge. Pledges by faithful and committed supporters such as you are essential to maintain LAC’s programs at current levels and enable our officers and Trustees to plan the budget for the Church year.
God calls us to make wise and faithful choices about the use and disposition of our property. By planning our future gifts now, we are graciously responding to the blessings in our lives, reflecting our faith that we will continue to recognize God’s generosity. Planned gifts create a vision of abundance for the church of the future, empowering its mission to continue long after we are gone.
Emily Lindsley Legacy Society
Planned Gifts: The Emily Lindsley Legacy Society
We all, regardless of age, consider the legacies we wish to leave to our families, loved ones and the institutions we value. Bequests, charitable trusts and other planned gifts can play an important role in the life of Larchmont Avenue Church and ensure that it will continue to meet its important mission in the future.
In addition, a planned gift can help advance your own financial, philanthropic and estate planning goals. Planned gifts can give back to you income, capital gains, or estate tax savings. Some can provide income for you or loved ones for life. And the financial advantages often allow a gift more generous than you imagined, letting you leave a legacy that reflects your goals and values.
We have formed The Emily Lindsley Legacy Society as a way of honoring those who include Larchmont Avenue Church in their gift and estate plans. Named for Emily Lindsley whose vision and commitment led to the founding of this Church, the Society provides an opportunity to record the intent of our donors and a means to express our appreciation for their generosity.
Membership involves no obligations or solicitations but is offered to recognize you for the plans you have made to support the ministries and programs of Larchmont Avenue Church. Your participation helps to inspire generosity in others. Anyone can become a member of the Legacy Society, regardless of amount committed. Spouses of donors are automatically included as Legacy Society members.
To join The Emily Lindsley Legacy society, please fill out the online membership form below or click here for printable form. If you are interested in discussing leaving Larchmont Avenue Church in your estate plans or for information about The Emily Lindsley Legacy Society recognizing long term gifts to LAC, please contact our Church Bookkeeper Gloria Haq at 914-834-1800 ext. 310 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of our Planned Giving Committee will contact you. Information concerning numerous planned giving strategies that may suit your current needs or estate objectives can also be found here.
Emily Lindsley Legacy Society Membership Form
The Emily Lindsley Legacy Society recognizes members who have made a commitment in their estate plan to provide enduring support for Larchmont Avenue Church and its ministry to future generations.
As evidence of our/my desire to provide a planned gift in support of Larchmont Avenue Church, we/I hereby inform the church that we/I have made a provision for a planned gift. We/I understand that this commitment is revocable and can be modified by us/me at any time.