Giving

Giving

Your donation is an investment in changing lives.

WAYS TO GIVE

In Worship

Make giving a part of your worship experience by placing a check or cash in the offering plate.

Automatically

The simplest and most cost-effective way to give is via automatic bank/ACH withdrawal. Each month a designated amount is automatically withdrawn from your checking account. If you are ready to begin an ACH withdrawal, please fill out the form by clicking on the link below “ACH Form.”

Another option is to set up a payment through your bank’s online bill-paying service. 

Online

You can give securely online.

Text

TEXT TO 248-368-0033

After the initial set up, texting to give is extremely easy to use.

  1. Get a list of available funds by texting the word “keyword” to 248-368-0033.
  2. Text any dollar amount (no dollar sign) and fund name. Examples:  50 Berkley, 20 Hunger, 30 UMCOR
  3. You can just text a dollar amount to give to the Ministry Plan.

Mail

You can mail your gift to the church. Mail to: 1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

Non-cash gifts

Non-cash gifts of stocks, bonds, or other gift planning can provide you with some great tax benefits. Please contact Holly Pisano for stock giving instructions and other questions.

Email Holly Pisano

Planned Giving

Planned gifts create opportunities for our donors, our congregation and, most importantly, the numerous beneficiaries of our generous giving. Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are many options from which you can choose.

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CARES Act

CARES Act Information:  On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law.   This legislation was designed to provide crisis relief to individuals, businesses, hospitals, state and local governments, and charities.  The CARES Act included several measures designed to enhance charitable giving including options that may help you maximize your charitable gifts regardless of whether you itemize deductions for income tax purposes.   

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Ministry Plan

The Ministry Plan  is where it’s needed most. Whether you attend Birmingham or Berkley First or worship in the sanctuary or the Christian Life Center, this is where your tithes and offerings go-supporting Christ’s church here and around the world. It’s the plan that allows us to reach people with the message of Jesus through our worship services, arts & music, events, children and student ministries, and global, national and local outreach.

A robust Ministry Plan helps us energize and animate everything we do. Please give to this fund first, then consider donations to other ministries as “over and above” giving.

Generosity Campaign

Lord, where would You want me to be in my giving?

We would love to answer your questions!

Director of Finance

Holly Pisano

Phone248-646-6407 Ext. 3133