Generosity at LOUCC
Every day we have the joy and responsibility of choosing how we will use our resources to strengthen the communities in which we live and in the world beyond us. At LOUCC, we give not because we must, but because we may, and we have many opportunities to give of our time, talent and treasure. At LOUCC we continue to pursue the practice of living a life of abundance that doesn’t depend on the extent of our possessions.
We hope that these resources will help with your quest in finding the rewards that are innate in being generous. If you have questions or suggestions regarding generosity at LOUCC, please contact the chair of the generosity team here.
We have the opportunity to donate cash and checks during each offering during our Sunday worship service. Many also use automated withdrawals from banks and other financial institutions to make regular donations. Please click here to get the form for automated withdrawals from a bank or other financial institution. Completed forms need to be submitted to the LOUCC office.
Gifts of securities (stocks and bonds) are also welcome. Transfers from the financial institution that holds the securities can be made electronically to LOUCC. Please click here to contact the LOUCC treasurer in order to make the necessary arrangements.
We have the opportunity to give from our estates through our wills and trusts. Such gifts can take many forms. We recommend working with a planned giving professional to set up a bequest and as well as realizing opportunities for tax advantages.
Bequests can be unrestricted or directed. An unrestricted gift allows LOUCC the flexibility to meet its needs in the future. Directed gifts must be approved before they are accepted.
If you establish a bequest to LOUCC, please notify the Generosity Team here. This will enhance the planning at LOUCC and, in the case of directed gifts, help ensure that the gift is one that can be accepted.
Gifts of Time and Talent
As part of our shared life together at LOUCC we have many opportunities to be involved in the church’s ministries and missions. We periodically submit a survey that tells our interests, our skills/expertise, and our interests in working for the common good of our church. A copy of the most recent time and talent survey questionnaire can be viewed here. You can find out more about the opportunities for being involved by clicking here to contact our moderator-elect.