Types of Giving
Giving options here at First Presbyterian Church
An endowed gift is an investment in the future of FPC - a gift that the church holds in perpetuity. The endowment supports the churched mission and ministries in the Skaneateles community and wider area. Donors may designate a gift toward a specific purpose or send an unrestricted gift that the Session may designate.
Bequests & Planned Giving
Planned Giving encompasses a full menu of estate planning scenarios, but in its most basic form it is either a bequest or a life income gift.
Honorary & Memorial Gifts
Memorial funds may be established by a person or family in memory of their loved one. Donations to these funds are a wonderful way to honor the memory of friends or family members. Our pastor and staff work with families, individuals and each of the churches ministries to create a meaningful, satisfying match of your gifts with the needs of the church and our congregation.
Partnering with Other Churches through Special Offerings
One Great hour of sharing
Since 1949 One Great Hour of Sharing has helped people in need around the world. The offering supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
The Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, to build a life of faith with a foundation established during childhood. It also addresses the needs of at-risk children.
Peace & Global Witness Offering
The Peacemaking Offering is distributed among local congregations (25 percent), presbyteries and synods (25 percent) and the General Assembly (50 percent) for peacemaking efforts. The offering is usually dedicated on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday in October.