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And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. - Colossians 3:17

Give it your best!  We’ve all heard that from a parent, teacher, coach or LAC Pastor!  Our 2017 Stewardship theme is LAC Spirit: Giving it Our Best.  The spirit at LAC is thriving, thanks to all of us, and the faith and fervor we bring to church.

The Bible teaches us to honor God by doing our best in whatever we do.  At Larchmont Avenue Church, we demonstrate giving it our best through the important things we do throughout the year.  It’s not hard find examples.  Whether it is supporting Syrian refugees through Church and Society, a Midnight Run with SHiFT, or helping school children with necessary school supplies before they start the year, LAC is constantly demonstrating its strong spiritual commitment to giving it our best.

Our work at LAC depends on the support of our congregation.  Over the past few years, LAC members have risen to the challenge to support our annual operating costs.  As many of you know, our annual need for operating costs has risen as we apply endowment income to support costs to maintain our church building.

Our Stewardship totals have been $687,397 in 2012; $699,222 in 2013; $785,837 in 2014; $794,666 in 2015.  These are very impressive numbers and show the spirit of our congregation to rise to the challenge of meeting our annual operating needs and supporting our building.  But our financial needs continue to grow, and we are looking to our congregation to help maintain our budget.

Your commitment is a generous act.  And it is very much appreciated.  Please be enthusiastic about helping to shape our Church’s daily impact by faithfully giving your best.  Together, we’ll celebrate the spirit at work within this church – and within us.  LAC Spirit: Giving it Our Best.

Commitment Sunday is November 13th.  We hope you will be able to submit your pledge by then.  You can email your pledge to our Bookkeeper, Marjorie Bee, at mbee@lacny.org, or pledge online  by clicking here.

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Our Stewardship goal for 2017 is $885,000.  We continue to set high goals for pledges as we have ceased 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.

To meet our 2017 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 for the 2016 Pledge Campaign
With 132 pledges in hand totaling $713,000 in 2016 we made great progress toward our goal to increase our annual stewardship giving to cover our annual expenses.  This included 26 new pledging households, which is great news.  We look forward to those pledging households fulfilling their commitments by December 31.  Throughout the year we have also recieved non-pledge gifts which are greatly appreciated as well. 


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.