Give

The mission and vision of First Church is directly funded by the generosity of people like you. Being generous with what God has blessed us with is an absolute privilege and to be done with a grateful heart. It is an honor that we are invited to participate in this way. This generosity can change our local community and the world. It starts with with each and every one of us.

Whether you are part of our spiritual community at Sunday morning worship or if you are part of our spiritual community in supporting our outreach and social justice projects, it is important that you feel a connection to our community that moves you to support our programs. All donations to First Church UCC are 100% tax deductible.

How to Give

Online

Givelify

Benefits of Giving Online

  • • Give quickly and simply
  • • Set up automatically scheduled gifts
  • • Securely save your card info
  • • Easily track and adjust your giving

 

Mobile App

Use our mobile application to give from your mobile device.

 

Cash or Check

In addition to online and mobile giving, we also accept checks and money orders. These forms of giving can be placed in the offertory at Sunday morning worship service or dropped off/
mailed to our office.

First Church UCC
1407 N 2nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Give When You Shop on Amazon

 
If you purchase anything through Amazon.com, why not take advantage of their AmazonSmiles program and assign First Church UCC as your charity of choice? Simply click on the image above, set up your account and a small percentage of your qualified purchases will be donated by Amazon back to our Beloved Community. If you are already using AmazonSmiles, sign in and go to Your Account and you can update your charity there. If you have not signed up, hit the Get Started button on the home page for AmazonSmiles.
 
If you need any assistance, please reach out to [email protected] 

Shop at Fry's Food & Fuel and Support First Church

 
 
If you shop at Fry's Food, you can now support First Church UCC by signing up for their Community Rewards Program. Once you sign up and choose First Church as your preferred charitable organization, a percentage of each purchase will be donated to our Beloved Community! 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Before you can link your Fry’s V.I.P card to an organization, you must have an email address.
 
STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account
 
**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2
 
• Click on "Welcome! Sign In" (top right)
• Click on "No Account? Register" (top right)
• Under "Create an Account", enter your email and create a password (write down your email & password—you
  will need it in step 2)
• Under "Select your preferred store", enter your postal code and click "Find"
• Select your store then click on “Create Account”
• You will then be prompted to check your email for the confirmation email
• Click the hyperlink "View My Account" in your email to finish creating your Online Fry’s Account
• Continue to step #2 to register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program of your choice
 
STEP 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program
• Go Here
• Select "Enroll Now".
• Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in’. (this will be the email and password you created in step 1)
• Under "Welcome back!" click "Your Name/My Account"
• Under "Account Summary” scroll down to "Community Rewards" 
• Click ‘enroll’ under "Community Rewards", if prompted, enter personal information 
• Under Find Your Organization: Enter our NPO number 21279
• Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to your organization (left side)
• Then select ‘save changes’.
• If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community
  Rewards’ on your account summary page.
 
If you need any assistance, please reach out to [email protected] 

Non-Cash Giving

Marketable Securities - Transfer ownership of stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares

You receive and immediate tax-deduction for the full fair market value of the securities you transfer. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between thew cost and the fair market value.

Planned Gifts - Life Insurance, Retirement Assets, Bequests, Trusts, etc.

There are several gifts that may fall under this category, many of which are very simple to make.

These include:

  • Life Insurance: You can simply name First Church UCC as a beneficiary
  • Retirement Assets: You can name First Church UCC as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plans. Any amounts remaining in your plan, free of income and estate tax, will transfer to First Church
  • Trusts: Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Lead Trusts are just a few examples of options for controlling principle asset ownership as well as the flow of income or annuities to you, First Church, or any other designee. Each type of trust has unique advantages and tax implications. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor to determine the best way to provide for you and your loved ones while supporting First Church's important work.
  • Bequests: You can name First Church UCC in your will as a beneficiary and your estate will receive an income tax deduction for the value of your bequest. A bequest written in a will can be made for either a percentage or a specific amount.

Please be sure to consult with your own attorney or tax advisor before making any non-cash gifts to First Church UCC. They are in the best position to assess your personal situation and provide guidance. They can also ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements.

We honor your gifts with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of First Church UCC remains beyond reproach

If you are interested in any of these ways to give and have any questions, please contact our offices at [email protected].

First Church UCC

1407 N Second Street
PhoenixAZ 85004
 (602) 258-6891
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Service Times

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
with Pastor James Pennington

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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