Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Thank you for considering a financial contribution to First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City (FPC). The fulfillment of the church’s mission is financially supported through four specific types of funding.
The General Fund (operating) underwrites the ministries, operation, and maintenance of our local congregation. Both routine and critical needs, such as staff salaries, ministries serving children, youth, and adults, mission, worship, building costs, and insurance, are provided through the generosity of members and friends. The General Fund also includes per capita and other denominational giving. These monies are used to support the mission and ministries of the larger church through the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly.
Memorial Gifts are typically designated by family members and used by Session in a manner that provides both a lasting memory of the person and a benefit to the Church.
Restricted Gifts are for special purposes such as church programs, capital projects, and missions.
The Endowment Fund empowers persons who wish to make gifts that provide for the long-term future of the church. The principal of these gifts is held in perpetuity with the investment income made available for ministries of the church. Prior to making an endowment contribution, you are urged to meet with the chairperson of the church’s Endowment and Memorials Committee or with the Rev. Dr. Sam Massey. To learn more about what an endowment fund is and how income from the endowment funds are used at FPC, please click here.
You can give online using a credit card on PayPal. A PayPal account is not required.
Please use the “Special Instructions” field below to designate whether your gift is in memory or honor of someone or enter any other information you think we should have about your donation.