Since Faith Lutheran began offering the Simply Giving automated giving program, many members have chosen to participate.
Several people have said how much they like the program for its convenience – especially during the summer – and appreciate that their offerings to Faith Lutheran continue even if they are unable to attend a worship service.
To have your offerings transferred electronically to the church on a regular basis, click the button below to set up a one-time or recurring gift to Faith Lutheran online:
Mobile Users can access Simply Giving through the mobile App “GivePlus Mobile”.
On September 30, 2021 the GivePlus mobile app will be retired and the new mobile app, named Vanco Mobile will take its place. Vanco Mobile can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play store and the information you used for log in/history will still be available in this new app.
When you set up the new app, you will need to search for the church. The easiest search is Hutchinson MN and then you should see our logo next to the church’s information.Set up tips
Benefits for you:
- The satisfaction of giving to God first
- Easier to fulfill stewardship commitments
- Easier to contribute when you are away
- More secure than bringing cash or checks to church
Benefits for our church:
- Cultivates consistent giving
- More predictable cash flow for better planning
- Less work for office staff
- Secure and easy cash maintenance
Participants in this program will continue to receive offering envelopes, including envelopes for special offerings for a variety of needs. You may continue to participate in the offering during church by marking the envelopes as “Simply Giving” (SG) and placing them in the offering plates.
Working with Faith Lutheran’s Mission PartnersGive
Ukrainian refugees are fleeing to many countries, including Germany and Estonia, where long-time mission partners of Faith Lutheran are preparing to give them shelter, food and the love of Christ. These trustworthy, efficient missions are great avenues to provide aid directly to those who are suffering.
Katie Weikle, the daughter of Owen and Maria, and sister of Laura Stowman, Faith’s Director of Children and Family Ministries, helps to lead a training center for Youth with a Mission in Nuremberg, Germany. She has asked for assistance in their efforts to house and feed refugees who have fled from Ukraine to Germany. The center has plans to welcome up to 40 of these desperate people and extend the love of Christ to them in countless other ways.
In Estonia, the Tartu Academy of Theology has begun an intensive effort to help meet the needs of some 15,000 refugees who have already fled to Estonia, with many more expected to follow. With funds from congregations like ours, TAT plans to house a small number of refugees at its Home of Hope and to help Estonian Lutheran churches do much more. The Augustana District of LCMC will likely join this effort to work through TAT in Estonia.
To contribute to this urgent need through Faith Lutheran, clearly mark your gift for Ukrainian Refugees or give electronically through Faith website by clicking the “Give” button here and at the top of the page.Give
All gifts received will be divided equally between YWAM-Nuremberg and the Tartu Academy’s Home of Hope.