As we realize how well we have
been blessed, consider a special gift offering to your church. There are several
areas where gifts would be very helpful:
A Gift to Support the School
This could be given toward the A. H. Miller
Scholarship Fund, the School Annual Fund, or your gift of $5000 could sponsor a
student’s entire tuition. These gifts can be given by using the blank marked
“other” on your regular church envelope, in the special school envelope, or a
blank envelope marked with your preference.
Music at St. John's
We are blessed with wonderful music which is made
possible from gifts toward “Music of St. John’s” There will be envelopes in some
upcoming services or you could use the blank envelope in your envelope box and
designate it toward “Music of St. John’s.”
Parking Lot Fund
Our parking lot is in need of repair and we should
begin to gather money to help cover the expense we will have when we begin this
project. Simply give a gift and write “Parking lot fund.”
Because of their use, the handbells are going to
be entirely refurbished, and a gift toward that fund would help with the $7000
cost to do this.
A gift of stock benefits the giver in two ways: 1)
You get to declare your entire gift as a charitable deduction, and 2) you do not
have to pay any capital gains tax on whatever gains the stock made for you.