Zion sustains its ministries through the regular giving of its members and friends. Financial stewardship is an opportunity to respond to the gift of God’s abundance by giving back to God through financial support of the church.
There are two main ways to give to Zion:
1. Sunday Offering
Every Sunday, just before Holy Communion, the ushers will collect an offering. If you are a regular member, you will receive offering envelopes which you may use to offer your financial support to the church. If you are not a regular member, you’ll find a general purpose envelope in your pew which you may use. Please note: we certainly don’t expect newcomers to put anything in the offering plate; it’s completely up to you!
2. Simply Giving
Zion offers an automated giving program sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans called Simply Giving. This program is a convenient way to pledge a recurring gift in support of the church. Zion endorses Simply Giving because a recurring pledge helps us plan for our future together.
To set up recurring giving through Thrivent, please download our Simply Giving Authorization Form. You may mail the completed form to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, attn: Barbara Landry, 74 First Street, Pittsfield MA 01201.
Financial giving to Zion supports our General Operating Fund, an annual fund that sustains our daily operating expenses, including worship materials, children and youth ministries, staff salaries, and outreach campaigns.
If you have questions about giving to Zion, please contact congregational president Barbara Landry by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church office at (413) 442-3525.