With your resources, you can make an impact for countless people in our community and around the world.
Your gifts matter to us and those we serve. Our goal is to have more people give than ever before so that together we can help more people than ever before. We invite you to prayerfully consider what your financial support for our ministry will be in the year ahead.
Your sustained donation allows us to grow our ministry in our community and beyond. Consider making a one-time donation or a pledge to give on a monthly basis.
Gloria Dei has three major giving opportunities:
Community Life / General Operating Budget. These dollars provide support for the general operations of the church including, payroll, utilites, programming, support to the ELCA and worship expenses.
Sustenance Fund. Sustenance fund donations are used to support food and shelter for those in need. 100% of these funds are given to local, regional and global organizations to support their work in providing food and shelter. Some of the money is used by Gloria Dei to support service projects we participate in such as Food for Kidz, Food for Friends Backpack Ministry and the Knob Hill condo.
Debt Reduction Fund. Gloria Dei borrowed money to remodel and build an addition to the current site, as well as purchase land in northwest Rochester. Donations will be used to reduce the mortgage on both projects.
In addition to these giving opportunities, Gloria Dei also has two endowment funds: the perpetual fund and camp fund. The earnings from these funds are disbursed as approved by the endowment committee.
Other Programs and Events:
VBS, Missionary Donations, Sandbox Cooperative, Youth Mission Trip Payment, and “Other” (Community Camp Registration -$35 Deposit).
We invite you to take advantage of Simply Giving to manage your giving at Gloria Dei. Our church offers electronic giving, which allows you to make donations individually or on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks and preparing envelopes every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for Gloria Dei.
Download the form and return it to Staci Magnuson in the church office, or click on the button above to sign up or edit your account online.