Colossians 3:15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Grace and gratitude frame our life at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos. As the PC(USA) Book of Order shares, “The offering of material gifts in worship is an expression of our self-offering, as an act of gratitude for God’s grace. We give our lives to God through Jesus Christ, who gave his life for us. The practice of offering also reflects our stewardship of God’s good creation. Mindful that the earth and everything in it belong to God, we present tithes and offerings for use in Christ’s ministry and mission.” W-3.0409
If you need any assistance in navigating these options, please do not hesitate to reach out to the church office and we’d be happy to help you establish your preferred giving method.
Ways to Give
We encourage you to take advantage of the several options to give remotely and to schedule recurring contributions; these can be easier for members and help the church avoid seasonal cash flow fluctuations when people are unable to attend worship.
You can place a check in the offering plate during worship services, mail or bring it to the PCO office.
Many financial institutions offer a free “Bill Pay” service to allow you to automatically send checks to PCO.
You can place cash in the offering plate during worship services, mail or bring it to the PCO office.
Please be sure to include your name and contact information for tax purposes.
Required Minimum Distribution
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are minimum amounts that IRA and retirement plan account owners generally must withdraw annually starting with the year they reach age 72 (73 if you reach age 72 after Dec. 31, 2022).
PCO partners with Vanco for online giving, providing a convenient online payment option. Please note that this option incurs a fee that reduces your contribution, and we encourage you to explore other options.
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Funds to Support
At the time of giving, please specify which of the Funds you want to contribute to. If not specified, we will apply to the General Fund.
Solar Panels Fund
PCO installed Solar Panels in 2022 to generate electricity for the church and to care for creation.
Your contributions to the Solar Panel campaign will allow us to pay off the cost of installation, and help us tread more lightly on the earth.
The Deacon’s Fund provides resources to members of the congregation and community with specific needs, including emergency situations and economic hardship.
Youth Mission Fund
The Youth Mission Fund a youth mission fund to be used to support youth participation in mission trips and related mission activities
Designated Mission Fund
Through our Mission partners we respond to God’s call to feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the naked, promote justice and bring the gospel to the whole world.
Please indicate which of our Mission partners you are supporting.
The Memorial Fund accepts contributions honoring the memory and lives of loved ones and friends.
Legacy (Planned) Giving
Through our Endowment Fund you can make an expression of your faith that will provide a perpetual stream of support for PCO well into the future. Our Endowment Fund is held and professionally managed by the The Presbyterian Foundation. We receive income from the Fund in each year, which allows us to provide financial resources for special projects, which fall outside the scope of our general fund. As an endowment donor, you have peace of mind, knowing that your legacy is furthering the ministry of this congregation.
If you would like general information on legacy giving, click here. Click here for an estate planning workbook. If you have specific questions about contributing to the PCO Endowment, please contact the church office.
The PC(USA)’s four church-wide Special Offerings help share Christ’s love with millions of people around the world. Please indicate which of the Special Offerings you are supporting:
One Great Hour of Sharing
For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.
Peace & Global Witness
The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our God’s mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world.
The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.
By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor God’s gift of Jesus Christ by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.
Stewardship Campaign 2023 – Together for Joy
We have much to be grateful for here at PCO! We celebrate these accomplishments, and we give thanks for all whose time, energy, and talents kept us focused on God’s vision and mission. This congregation embodies the call to love God and to love our neighbors, and does so Together for Joy.
Stewardship Brochure 2023
In the following pages, you will see reports from various church committees sharing highlights from the past year – highlights that speak to ways in which we embrace God’s love and grace and extend it within our congregation, within the community and throughout the world.