Out of gratitude for God's grace and love, we give generously to the beloved
St. Matthew's community in a variety of ways.
Thank you for your contributions!
PayPal offers secure online processing of one time or recurring gifts using a credit/debit card or electronic bank transfer.
You may designate your gift for a specific purpose, or indicate that you are paying fees for a specific program, by completing the "Note" section on the form.
Click the donate button, or click here to access PayPal.
GIVE PLUS CHURCH | TEXT MESSAGE OR APP
Mobile App giving is as easy as:
Download the “Give Plus Church” app on your device.
Under church name, enter "St. Matthew's Lutheran Church".
Select "Give Now" for a one-time gift, or create an account for future donations.
This app supports both bankcards and bank accounts.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church number for Text Message Giving is:
Enter the 10-digit GivePlus Text number and the amount to donate (whole numbers only, no cents) and hit send.
Click on the link and enter your contact and payment info. Tap Process.
If a blank screen comes up just go back to the link and copy and paste to your internet browser.
After registration is complete you will receive a verification text showing your info and donation amount.
For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically.
This supports bank cards only.
SIMPLY GIVING | ONLINE
Simply Giving allows you to make a one time gift or schedule a recurring gift, using your credit/debit card or electronic transfer fromyour bank.
If you want to designate your gift or payment to a specific purpose, complete the box that says "Other."
If you have questions or would like assistance, please contact the church office.
Click here to access Simply Giving.
If you prefer to register offline, you can instead print the Enrollment and Authorization Form, complete it, and return it to the church office.
BANK BILL PAY
Bank Bill Pay is another method of making electronic donations.
Please check the Bill Pay section of your online bank to learn how to make one-time or recurring donations via your bank accounts.
Your bank may offer electronic payment to an email address using on-line banking, mobile apps and/or text messaging.
Donations using these services may be directed to SMLC at email@example.com.
STOCKS AND SECURITIES
Gifts of appreciated stocks and securities will often provide tax benefits to the giver along with a valuable donation.
Securities can be donated either electronically or by physical delivery.
To ensure that we can acknowledge your gift for tax purposes, and for help with the necessary paperwork, please notify us in advance by contacting our church staff bookkeeper through the church office.
Many employers or other groups will match donations you make.
If your employer will not allow dollars to be designated for religious purposes, they will often approve dollars given to our Social Ministry fund which provides layettes and other supplies for those in need.
Contact the church office for assistance.
THRIVENT CHOICE | DESIGNATION
If you currently have investments with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, you may be eligible to direct Choice Dollars through Thrivent Choice.
By recommending St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Renton as a beneficiary, some of Thrivent's charitable outreach grant dollars will be sent. This is a great way to leverage your investment in Thrivent.
Contact your Thrivent representative or watch for your opportunity in your Thrivent mailings.
By including the church in our wills, we are able to pass along some of what we have been given for future generations of faith.
The language can be as simple as naming a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate's residual value with the church as beneficiary.
Contact your attorney or the church office if you need assistance.