Our story is one of transformation: nurturing lives, shaping community, and changing the world.
This work of transformation is supported through the time, talent, and treasure of our church family.
Our ministries are our time, our talent, and our treasure.
They are our people—congregation and staff.
They are our building and campus which provide welcome and refuge to the community.
They are our programs, music, worship, faith formation, and outreach ministries.
Together we do the work of transformation, nurturing, growing, and valuing
the giving our time, talent, and treasure, for the sake of the church and world.
All gifts are welcome.
You can now give online! Click on the button below to be taken to our online giving platform.
Please click the button above to make an online gift to our church.
Please note, when making an online gift through our giving platform, that you can choose to cover the cost of our transaction fees when making your donation. We pay 2.9% + 0.30 per credit/debit card transaction or 1% + 0.30 per ACH/Bank transaction. For example, $100 donation (less credit/debit card fees) = $96.80 donation to the church.
You can also mail your contributions and pledges to the church at:
The Congregational Church, UCC
210 Melrose Ave
Tryon, NC 28782
STEWARDSHIP OF THE ANNUAL BUDGET
Members of our church join together to meet the ministry and material needs of the congregation. Annually, all members are asked to participate in the Stewardship campaign that will fund the next year’s budget.
The total of the pledges is the primary determinant of the church’s revenues that will be available to cover the costs of our programs and ministry to the congregation and outreach to the community as well as the salaries of our staff and day-to-day operations in the coming year.
We ask every member to make a pledge of financial support by December 31 of each year, in an amount as generous as circumstances allow. Please contact the church office for information on how to make your pledge.
The Congregational Church, UCC has four endowed funds:
- Memorial Endowment Fund. Income from this fund is used to supplement the churches ministries and campus maintenance every year. The fund itself is the church’s emergency reserve. This fund receives all legacies not specifically designated by donors, as well as endowment contributions and gifts in the form of memorials, which are not specifically designated for a special purpose.
- Building Endowment Fund. This fund provides for future capital replacement/improvements and/or expansion of existing physical facilities.
- Outreach Endowment Fund. This fund supplements the budget of our Outreach ministries, providing extraordinary (local, national, or worldwide) projects.
- Youth Scholarship Investment Fund. This fund supplements the budget of our Faith Formation ministries in providing youth programs and scholarships.
Gifts, bequests and reinvestment keep this essential source healthy and current.
A gift to the endowment helps guarantee the church’s financial future. There are many ways to structure planned gifts to secure tax advantages for you while benefiting our church.
WILLS AND BEQUESTS
Call the church office at 828-859-9414 for sample wording and consult your lawyer to revise your will or add a simple codicil.
There are many special projects, like new air conditioning for the Fellowship Hall, upgrading technology, new paraments for our sanctuary, or renovating our playground. Our church is blessed to have members who have stepped forward in the past to finance special projects or provide “angel” support to ongoing programs. The church maintains a wish list for just such situations.
At The Congregational Church, UCC in Tryon, every member is a minister and every minister is a giver.