About LAC

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When we act all together in faith we can create beauty and meaning every day.  And together, as a family of faith, we can accomplish more than we ever can alone. 

"as each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. –1 PETER 4:10 (nIv)" 

The scripture above from the Epistle of Peter is a call to share and support, with our gifts, one another and the life of the Church. That is why the Stewardship Committee has chosen this call—a special exhortation to the community—as the theme for our 2016 Stewardship Campaign. Each gift to Larchmont Avenue Church multiplies into a thousand acts of compassion and love— allowing us make things happen every day. 

Church is so much more than worship on Sundays...things are happening everday. Every day, Larchmont Avenue Church provides opportunities to escape our busy lives, connect with other believers and empower those in need to improve the quality of their lives, now and in the future through a faith filled presence. 

Thank you for your commitment to LAC and your prayerful consideration of your pledge to this year’s campaign. For more detail on what you're supporting with a pledge commitment, click here.

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Our Stewardship goal for 2016 is $885,000.  We continue to set high goals for pledges as we are ceasing to use our endowment to offset our operating expenses. Instead, our endowment is reserved for capital projects, as we take steps to preserve our building for generations to come.Budget Pie Chart

To meet our 2016 stewardship goal of $885,000, we need an average household contribution of $3,900 from each family, which is a little more than $325 per month. Many of us give less, and the contributions of those who give much more enable us to continue our programs at the current level. We are grateful for everyone’s faithful gift, but we ask, if your personal nances allow, that you consider a gift of at least $3,900, the average gift needed to help support our programs at their current level. 

Ways to Satisfy Your Pledge

We encourage you to consider the various ways you can satisfy your pledge.

Online PledgeMake your pledge

Online GiftMake an online contribution

Cash: Cash can be donated during Sunday service during the offering. For pledge envelopes, please contact Marjorie Bee, Church Bookkeeper at mbee@lacny.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.

Credit Card: Please visit lacny.org/givenow or contact Marjorie Bee, Church Bookkeeper at mbee@lacny.org or 914.834.1800 x130 for a stock transfer instructions.

Gift of Appreciated Securities: Please contact Marjorie Bee, Church Bookkeeper at mbee@lacny.org or 914.834.1800 x130.

IRA: For individuals age 70 1⁄2 , there may be opportunities to make a qualiffed 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.

Other Considerations

The Emily Lindsley Legacy Society: In addition to your thoughtful pledge, we encourage you to consider one nal testament of faith through a bequest in your will, retirement plan or living trust that provides 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 Marjorie Bee at 914.834.1800 x310. 


Progress Report as of March 30, 2016
We have made great progress toward our goal with 132 pledges in hand totaling $713,000.  This includes 26 new pledging households, which is great news.  But we need everyones pledge to meet our budget.  If you have not made your pledge for 2016, please pledge here


Supporting LAC & Its Work

STEWARDSHIP is how we use our God-given gifts; it is how we use our talents, our time, and our treasure; it is the way we use all our resources to carry on Christ's work of reconciliation in the world. 

Stewardship gifts are needed and welcome at any time, including through the offering plate that is a core part of our Christian worship, online giving, special gifts or annual pledges.

The budget for our Church is developed annually by the Board of Trustees, and reviewed by the Session.  The Trustees and staff have been strong stewards of our funds. LAC’s programs and benevolence continue to grow thanks to your generous support. However, the ongoing costs associated with maintaining our Church continue to rise, with program, fuel and insurance costs all increasing.

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