GIVING JUST GOT A LOT EASIER
Try our new and improved giving process – now easier and more secure.
Since we are transitioning to our new giving platform, it is our goal to complete this process before the end of August, all recurring gifts will need to be transferred from Fellowship One to the new online giving option. It’s a simple, process that will take just a few minutes to complete. Visit this page for quick, easy instructions.
Year End Contributions
All year-end contributions to the church must be received at the church office or postmarked no later than December 31 to receive contribution credit for 2017. The church offices will be closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, but contributions may be left in the “drop slot” located on the second floor next to the Administration office (Suite 222) in the Church Office Building through December 31. (Exterior building doors lock at 8:30 PM each night, and will be open till midnight on December 31.)
Giving back a tithe, or ten percent of your income, to God is all about having a grateful heart. Grateful in the sense that you know that you are one of His children…that you have first given God your heart by accepting Jesus, His Son, as your personal Savior and thus established a relationship with Him that will last through eternity. This is what God wants first from us, our heart. It’s also understanding and accepting that Jesus has paid the price and penalty for our sin and provided a way for us to have a relationship with God our Heavenly Father.
Once we understand our new relationship with the Lord, the desires of our heart causes us to want to honor the Lord with an offering as an act of gratitude for what He’s done for us. That gratitude is expressed by giving of our time, our talent, and our financial resources to help further the Lord’s work here on earth.
Sugar Creek offers other ways you can financially support the mission of the church. If, after reading the information below, you have any questions about these methods, please call the Finance Department at 281-242-2858 for further assistance.
Want to register or donate to a specific mission trip? Visit our Mission Trip Index page.
ONLINE “BILL PAY”
You can make an offering to the church using the online bill payment service from your personal banking account.
CASH OR CHECK
Make a check payable to “Sugar Creek Baptist Church” and place it in the offering plate on Sunday. If you’re a member, use the pre-printed offering envelopes you receive in the mail. Generic offering envelopes are available in the pew backs and in most of the brochure racks close to the Worship Center. You may drop off your contribution in the drop slot located on the second floor of Administration building near Suite 222. Contributions can also be mailed to:
Sugar Creek Baptist Church
Attn: Finance Department
13333 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478
GIFTS OF STOCK
Gifts of appreciated stock offer you additional tax savings. You avoid capital gains tax and receive a tax deduction for the full value of the stock on the date of transfer. For these tax advantages, you must have owned the stock for at least one year. For additional information, please contact Ann Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving draws us closer to God. (Matthew 6:21)
Giving strengthens our faith. (Proverbs 3:5-9)
Giving blesses us in return. (Proverbs 22:9)
Giving makes me more like God. (John 3:16)
Giving is an antidote for materialism. (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
Giving is an investment in eternity. (1 Timothy 6:18-19)
Sacrificial giving was never demonstrated more fully than when God “… gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) God is a giver! There is great joy in giving and God wants us to be cheerful givers.
Have you ever thought about the fact that even the things in your life you earned by working came to you as a result of the gift of time, strength, health, skills, and intelligence given you by God. God gave you everything you have in one way or the other. Nothing you have is really yours to treat as your own. God owns it all—you are simply His manager of those gifts as long as you live on this earth. Give God the first portion of your income to show that He has first place in your life and that you know He is the Source of all you have. When you are obedient to Him in this area of your life you can conquer greed and properly manage His resources. God not only has given you the responsibility to care for them, but He will hold you accountable for how you manage them. Whenever you take an owner’s attitude toward money, time, and possessions, instead of a steward’s attitude, problems and unhappiness are sure to follow. You can either be a good steward or a bad steward; you can either master the resources God has given you or allow them to master you.