954.462.6200
401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
OUR VERY BEST: CHRISTMAS OFFERING
Give From your Heart, For There is no Better Way to Receive

Our Very Best: Christmas Offering

Building a church Where Faith Comes Alive defines First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. We love South Florida, especially our city and surrounding community. In this Christmas season, we want to envision what 2018 could be like, together.

We see people with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and languages united by the Gospel. Because we have experienced it in transformative ways, our faith has come alive.

Ultimately, it is people all over our community catalyzing change. This change multiplies the effects of the Gospel, starting here and spreading through the world. This is Where Faith Comes Alive. This is who First Presbyterian is.

As God continues to lead us beyond ourselves and onto His mission, this Christmas season, we want to step deeper into this calling. We’re stepping out in faith, trusting God for an impact beyond our walls, beyond this generation, beyond all that we can ask or even imagine! We want God’s very best for our city, our region, our church.

Our Very Best Christmas offering will provide:

• Ministry outreach to current and new children and families

• Food and support for the under resourced and under served of Broward

• Outreach opportunities for children and youth

• Additional resources for college students and young adults

• Mission experience opportunities for all ages

• Vacation Bible School for our community

In addition to funding the ongoing mission and ministry of First Presbyterian, our goal is to raise an additional $200,000 in this Christmas season. Not only to see our faith come alive, but to see our community come alive! We lean into God’s strength, and trust in His provision. It is entirely possible. The vision that God has given us is clear. The time is right. This is the time to give Our Very Best.

GIVE ONLINE

Click here to make an online contribution from any device. Simply select the “Our Very Best Christmas Offering” in the fund dropdown menu.

GIVE BY MAIL OR IN PERSON

To give in person you may place your tithe/offering in the basket during Sunday worship or drop it off in a designated collection bin. Make sure you fill out the giving envelope to ensure that you receive credit for tax purposes. If you would like to mail your donation, send it to First Presbyterian Church, Attn: Steve Wofford, Church Administrator, 401 Southeast 15th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

DONATE APPRECIATED ASSETS

Over the past several years, we have seen a historic rise in the stock market. Many stock holdings have a tremendous level of unrealized gain. That is good news. The bad news is that if these stocks are sold, a significant portion of the gain would be lost to taxation. Gifts of appreciated assets-typically investment securities or real estate- can be very advantageous to both the donor and to the church. Unlike gifts of cash that have already incurred an income tax, gifts of appreciated assets aren’t subject to capital gains tax. In addition, the donor receives an income tax charitable deduction for the full market value of the asset. That, in effect, makes these gifts less costly to make.

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