Ways to Give
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Additional Ways to Give…
Your check or envelope donation must be delivered to the church by December 31. The church office will not be open December 27 – 28, 2021, Please be sure that your year-end gift is post-marked by December 31 or drop it in the church mailbox, outside Door 1, on or before December 31. 
If you would like to make a special gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone’s birthday, anniversary or other special event, you can do so by using the envelops available at the Information Center. This is a great way to pay tribute to someone who has touched your life in a special way.
If you have stocks or other investments that have increased in value, instead of cashing them in, which will result in capital gains taxes, you can contribute the investment directly to the church. This will result in a charitable contribution deduction and may avoid paying capital gains taxes on the increased value. For more information, contact your tax advisor, the Church Business Administrator or your financial advisor.
If you need to make a mandatory withdrawal from your IRA based on your age, you may be able to contribute that amount directly to the church without tax consequences. See your tax advisor before making this decision.
Stewardship may already be an important part of your life. However, each of us have assets that have appreciated in value (i.e. our homes, stocks, retirement plans, etc.) but have not been included in our regular giving. By naming the Church as a beneficiary in your Will or Trust, you can continue your practice of stewardship at your death.
Not everyone is aware that there is a way to give to the Church and still retain income from the gift for the rest of your life. Charitable Gift Annuities or Charitable Remainder Trusts allow you to receive flexible or guaranteed income, while also receiving a tax benefit. For more information, contact your attorney or the Church Business Administrator.
Our ministries are primarily funded by our Tithes & Offerings and requests for designated contributions are kept to a minimum. If you make a designated contribution for a purpose other than those specified, we will make every effort to honor your contribution, but we reserve the right to determine how best to use all contributions to carry out OCC’s mission.