GIVE


STEWARDSHIP

We of The Good Shepherd are a welcoming and caring congregation, courageous as followers of Jesus through community and worship. As individuals and as a community of faith, how, where, why, and on whom we spend our money speaks volumes about our core values, what we believe and what are the important issues in our lives.

 

“Rooted in Love” is this year’s stewardship theme. If we think of the roots of a tree and put a name to each of them representing the many ministries of our Church, we would identify all the ways that our congregation is at work in our community. Our gifts to The Good Shepherd are used for worship, but also for services to those in need, and for social justice in our community. It is about giving to the church and other places we care about, places where God is at work. Let us give generously as God has blessed us!

 

Our annual campaign to raise the funds necessary for our Church to continue its work in our community will begin on Sunday, January 9, with Celebration Sunday two weeks later, January 23. Two speakers from our church family will present their personal stories as to how they came to The Good Shepherd, what about our Church and its missions is important to them, and why they support it financially through their pledges of support. Please consider your financial commitment and step up to pledge this Celebration Sunday.

Make your pledge by doing one of these two things:

 

Download a pledge card to print, fill in by hand, and mail or deliver to The Good Shepherd (17750 S. La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629),

 

OR

 

Download a fillable pledge card that you can email to The Good Shepherd. To prepare and submit your pledge by email, follow these steps:

 

  1. Download the fillable pledge card and save it to your computer.
  2. Fill in your data on the card on your computer. Your typed signature will suffice.
  3. Save the file
  4. Compose an email message to The Good Shepherd UCC and attach the  completed pledge card file.
  5. Send the message with the attached pledge card

 


 

ELECTRONIC GIVING
Would you find it helpful to have your offerings debited directly from your bank account as you probably do with other obligations? The Good Shepherd offers electronic giving for those who wish to have their contributions transferred electronically to the church’s account. If you travel, this is particularly helpful in keeping up with your intended offerings. One simple, easy to use authorization form can begin or change your electronic contribution amount.

 

Contact the church office for more details.

520-625-1375 or

SeeYou@TheGoodShepherdUCC.org

 

 

 

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Stewardship also occurs in non-financial ways. While “treasure” is required to execute some of our mission, “time and talent” are given much value as well. Many opportunities are available at The Good Shepherd to further our goals in our faith, so please contact the office to see where you can be of greatest assistance.

 

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
The charitable gift annuity is perhaps the most popular and beneficial form of planned gift. For information on the amount of income you can receive, please see the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA)

 

 

 

 

ESTATE PLANNING
The Good Shepherd is making a concerted effort to build its planned giving program. Planned gifts are important and lasting. They will ensure that the vital witness of our Church will continue far into the future. They also can provide important tax benefits and lifelong income to the donor. There are a variety of instruments available; if you are interested, please contact Nancy Ackley.

 

And if you have already made provisions for The Good Shepherd in your estate planning, THANK YOU!  Please tell Randy or Amy that you have done so; we want to ensure that you receive appropriate recognition.