Stewardship

Take a look at this short video to see how your some of your contributions to First Lutheran are used to help people through ministries in the NC Synod and through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
https://vimeo.com/178206375

Want to get involved? Complete a Get Connected form and return it to Janice Eberenz in the main office. Also, see Unwrap Your Gifts to see descriptions of various ministries.

The purpose of the Stewardship Team is to deepen and expand a sense of gratitude and response to God's love and blessings to that all who attend First Lutheran Church will the hope and expectation that we will grow from giving our time, talent and treasure while exploring and discerning our God-given purpose.

The team's main goals are to design and offer the annual Mission & Ministry Appeal, provide year-round stewardship education, provide and distribute information about the Get Connected forms, provide offering envelopes, and provide online giving. 

Contributions to the Appeal support inspiring worship, faith formation, community needs, property concerns, staff and many other ministries. Also, the Green Team, which relates to Stewardship works on environmental projects, particularly recycling styrofoam, batteries, cell phones, glasses and hearing aids. 

Get Connected!

Please complete a Get Connected form (fill it out online, print, and return to Janice Eberenz) and tell us in which areas you would like to serve. You are welcome to check as many areas as you like but please try to focus on those for which you feel most passionate. All of us have gifts that can be used to serve locally and globally. If you have questions about the form, please contact Frank Moore, 292-9125, frank@firstlutheran.com. Want to learn more about all the ministry opportunities at First Lutheran?  The "Unwrapping Your Gifts" booklet has information about all the ministries at First Lutheran and the ministries First Lutheran participates in in the community and around the globe!

Ways to Give

Fill out a pledge card

Click here for an interactive copy of the 2013 pledge card which you can fill out online, print and return to Janice Eberenz.

Online Giving

First Lutheran is pleased to offer online giving for your convenience.  Click here to learn more.

Simply Giving

Simply Giving

Simply Giving is an automatic means to pay your pledge monthly by bank draft.  This program has been available for several years, is extremely reliable, safe and popular because of the convenience it provides.  Users like it because they know how much is drafted from their account each month, and they don’t have to remember to bring their envelope to church on Sunday.  Simply Giving is a great benefit to the church as it helps to smooth out our monthly cash flow, and we would encourage you to consider this as a way to make your pledge.  If interested, stop by the office and see Janice Eberenz to get a form.  It’s easy to set up.

Gratitude Cards

Green laminated cards are in the narthex and at the north entrance for contributors who participate in, for example, the Simply Giving bank draft program. Contributors can participate in the offering time by placing a card in the offering plate/basket. The intent of the cards is to provide a way for people to participate in the offertory, which is an act of worship. The cards will be recycled.
Useful links about stewardship