Fall 2020 Stewardship FAQs
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What is different about FCCW’s financial needs in the pandemic and as we approach 2021? Where have we saved money, and where have we found we needed more money?
What is FCCW doing to help those who are experiencing particular need (financially) in this environment?
How much of the payroll and other operating expenses does the proceeds of the annual stewardship campaign cover?
Did the FCCW receive a federal loan under Congress’s Payroll Protection Funds? How did the funds help our church?
Are there particular tax benefits I might receive from making a charitable contribution in 2020?
Can I pay my 2021 pledge in 2020?
Can I give appreciated stock to FCCW to pay all or some of a pledge?
What is a pledge?
Do only those who have “officially” joined the church as members pledge?
What if I haven’t pledged before?
Does my pledge really make a difference?
Where does the money go?
Can’t I practice stewardship without pledging—by just putting money in the plate during the Sunday offering?
Doesn’t the church have an endowment?
How do I make a pledge?
How can I pay my pledge?
What happens if I can’t pay my pledge?
How much should I give with an annual pledge?
How much do other members of First Congregational give?
Is pledging information confidential?
Is it important to pledge if I already give of my time/energy?
I have more questions – who can I ask?