The Stewardship Ministry at HOPE Lutheran Church invites you to consider a new way of implementing your giving to us. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has developed an automated giving program called Simply Giving to assist congregations and their members. Our church council has examined the program and found it a good option for members who regularly use automatic withdrawals from their bank accounts. Response at other congregations suggests many of you will be interested.
Both our members and the church benefit with this program. For those who choose to participate, withdrawing the pledged or specified amount from your bank account is truly giving the Biblical “first fruits.” It also eliminates the minor frustrations of writing frequent checks or forgetting the checkbook. For the church, the advantages are related to a consistent, predictable income. The seasonal fluctuations in giving patterns are lessened. Thrivent Financial offers this service to benefit congregations. They pay all of the cost for this service.
You can implement this plan by completing the enrollment form and sending it and the appropriate bank information to the church office.