Ways To Give
Church of the Redeemer relies solely on the generosity of our friends and members. Please prayerfully consider supporting our ministries and outreach.
Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate as the usher makes it available. Offering envelopes are in the narthex and pew pockets. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope, so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
Place your gift of cash or check in the offering plate located in the Chapel of the Transfiguration.
Mail your gift to Church of the Redeemer, 222 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Be sure to include your name and address on the check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.
Text to Give
Text-to-give is now available! It’s quick, safe, and convenient. Text the following message to 73256: RedeemerSRQ (followed by the amount you want to donate, including the $ sign).
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
– Hebrews 13:16
Pledging to the Operating Fund: A pledge to the Operating Fund isn’t about keeping on the lights – the Operating Fund is what keeps the parish ministering to you and to your community on a daily basis. And it’s all made possible by you. Making a pledge is a decision to make your gift over a specified time period.
God has called many friends and members of the parish to support this important tool for long-term growth. We hope you will pray for the future of your parish, and we hope you will consider making a one-time gift or multi-year pledge to the Capital Campaign.
To make a pledge to the Capital Campaign, click here.
To make a pledge payment or one-time gift to the Capital Campaign Fund, click here.
Other Ways To Give
Gifts of Securities
Appreciated Securities make a fantastic gift to the Operating Fund, the Endowment, or the Capital Campaign, “Christ is Our Foundation.” You may be eligible to take advantage of a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Mr. John Walsworth, our Business Manager, is available to help you make a gift of stock both quick and convenient. Please contact him at 941-955-4263.
Gifts of Real Estate
If you owned your home, a vacation home, acreage, or a farm for many years, a charitable gift of that real estate can be especially tax-advantageous. The property may have so appreciated in value over the years that its sale would result in a sizable capital gains tax. If given to the parish, you avoid the capital gains tax and realize a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the real estate. It also removes this large asset from your taxable estate.
Chapel Sanctuary Candle & High Altar Flowers:
The Sanctuary Candle burns in the lamp in the chapel and is a sign to us that our Lord is present in the reserved Sacrament. This candle or the high altar flowers may be designated for a particular Sunday in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for blessings received. The names of those memorialized appear every Sunday in the bulletin announcement insert. If you would like to give such a memorial, or for more information, please contact the parish office, 941-955-4263.
Gifts of Life Insurance
If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, it could be the perfect gift vehicle for a year-end charitable gift. You can contribute a life insurance policy either by declaring Church of the Redeemer as the owner of the policy or simply the beneficiary. It’s easy to contribute a life insurance policy – just check with your life insurance agent for details on which forms to complete.
Individual Retirement Accounts
Please call us at 941-955-4263 for more details and for the letter to send your IRA policy administrator to take advantage of this giving opportunity.
Other assets may also be used to fund a substantial gift to the parish. Should you wish to receive more information, contact Mr. John Walsworth at 941-955-4263.
THE REV. JOHN HAMILTON GILLESPIE SOCIETY
“The Minister of the Congregation is directed to instruct the people, from time to time, about the duty of Christian parents to make prudent provision for the well-being of their families, and of all persons to make wills, while they are in health, arranging for the disposal of their temporal goods, not neglecting, if they are able, to leave bequests for religious and charitable use.”
– The Book of Common Prayer
Planned giving is a term used to describe a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the parish from accumulated resources. Usually, planned giving involves financial or estate planning.
Those who make planned gifts to the parish and notify the parish become members of the Rev. John Hamilton Gillespie Legacy Society. Members of the Society have established and sustained many of our most vital ministries, including: making significant capital improvements to our plant and property, establishing our endowment, funding other church plants in the diocese, the design and installation of our magnificent pipe organ, providing numerous grants for missions and outreach, and many more. Members gather annually for a reception and to hear first-hand the impact of their generosity.
Types of planned gifts may include: a bequest in a will; a life income gift, such as a pooled income fund, a charitable gift annuity, or a charitable remainder trust; gifts of real estate; closely held stock; life insurance; retirement accounts; and more.
Planned giving is not only for the wealthy. Planned giving is a means of Christian stewardship whereby one is concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources and their ultimate disposition. Gifts can be designated for a specific purpose, for the parish operating budget, our capital campaign, or restricted to our endowment.
If you are considering a planned gift to the parish, we invite you to contact the Rev. Charleston D. Wilson, Rector, 205-427-1819.