Category Archives: Giving

Donation procedure charitable giving

  • Easter Offering

    Posted on March 30, 2021 by in Giving, Latest News, Ministries/Task Force News, Outreach

    Dear Members and Friends of First Congregational Church:   Happy Easter!  He is risen!     There has never been a better year to shout that from our houses, rooftops, and across our gradually opening town.  Jesus brings hope and light and love right into life’s realities.  It is a gritty story that takes the mountains […]

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  • Easter Plants

    Posted on March 22, 2021 by in Giving, Health and Wellness, Latest News, Worship

    Easter Plants   You are invited to donate a chancel Easter plant as a memorial or as a gift. Plants will be distributed to our shut-ins on Saturday, April 3. The cost of plants is $20.00 each. All orders are due by Palm Sunday, March 28. Order here

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  • Successful Yarn Bombing!

    Posted on January 28, 2021 by in Community, Giving, Latest News, Ministries/Task Force News, Outreach

    Eight knitters created 92 (!) hats and scarves and distributed them last week at the Dwelling Place in Woburn and at common cathedral’s BostonWarm day shelter in Boston. The recipients were very thankful and quite moved that individuals created these items by hand for them. Special thanks to Rev. Lisa Loughlin for locating great places […]

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  • FCCW Financial News

    Posted on December 31, 2020 by in Giving, Latest News

    PPP loan forgiven Light the Steeple campaign 2021 pledge status – it’s not too late to pledge 2020 pledge payments – it’s not too late to pay! 2021 budget process – hearing and vote Greetings and Happy New Year to all FCCW members and friends from your finance team.  There are a number of items […]

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  • FCC Winchester Giving Tree 2020

    Posted on November 17, 2020 by in Giving, Latest News, Outreach

    Every year for Christmas we as a church, give presents to those in need. This year we will be giving to boys and girls from the community-based program Youth Villages LifeSet (formerly Germaine Lawrence Residential Program in Arlington), boys and girls from the Council of Social Concern in Woburn, and to the people at the […]

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  • Stewardship Drive 2020: Planted in Love, Built on Love

    Posted on October 27, 2020 by in Giving, Latest News, Ministries/Task Force News

      Good afternoon, and welcome to Stewardship Season! If you were able to see yesterday’s worship service, you know that our stewardship theme this year is “rooted in love, built on love.” As we watch the trees show off their color, leaves flying through the October breezes, it is good for us all to think […]

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  • I have more questions – who can I ask?

    Posted on October 23, 2020 by in Giving

    Please contact any member of the Financial Resources Commission (contact information below).  Also visit https://www.fcc-winchester.com/giving.   Yours faithfully,   The Financial Resources Commission   Tom Roche, Chair tom.roche8@gmail.com 203-249-6458 Doug Clarke dclarke@riemerlaw.com 781-729-3612 Jonathan Goodell jcg.3bell@gmail.com 781-835-8133 Ben Keeler bkeeler22@yahoo.com 781-777-2278 Lisa Loughlin lisa3abp@aol.com 781-346-1241 David Peretti perettidm@gmail.com 617-538-7966 Taylor Tresselt taylortress@gmail.com 617-538-1755 Jennifer Wilson […]

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  • Is it important to pledge if I already give of my time/energy?

    Posted on October 23, 2020 by in Giving

    Yes!  Our church community so much appreciates all who are able to give of their time and energy—as the Apostle Paul says, sharing our spiritual gifts and talents with each other is what “builds up the body of Christ.”  However, this is not an “either/or” situation.  Contributing both time and money increases our investment in our church […]

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  • How much do other members of First Congregational give?

    Posted on October 23, 2020 by in Giving

    Giving varies greatly from $100 per year to in excess of $40,000 per year.  In 2020, members pledged an average of $4,770 per year, and the median pledge was $2,510.

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  • How much should I give with an annual pledge?

    Posted on October 23, 2020 by in Giving

    We ask each member of our faith community to consider making a pledge that is both faithful to our goal of supporting all our church’s ministries and missions, and meaningful based on their financial situation.  At First Congregational, giving is intended to be “in keeping with your income” (1 Corinthians 16:2).

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