Ways To Give
During our Sunday Collection
You can make a contribution to the church by putting cash or a check in the offering plate during our Sunday service. On all checks and cash envelopes – please include your name, address and what you’d like your contribution to be put towards. For example, your annual pledge, a special collection, the minister’s fund, etc.
There are two easy ways to donate during online services (or at any other time). Both are processed through the same secure service company (Vanco):
(1) The DONATE button here or on the home page leads to a secure online website, Vanco, with a payment form that you can fill out and designate the amount and purpose of the contribution.
(2) You can use text messaging on your smartphone to send a contribution. This is like dropping a bill in the virtual plate. This is a germ-free way to get that familiar good feeling during the Offertory part of the online service. Text a number representing your dollar amount (5 for Lincolns, 10 for Hamiltons, 20 for Tubmans) to (617) 917-5610. The first time you do that, it will ask you to input your credit card information that can be utilized for subsequent contributions. You will receive an emailed receipt.
Mail your contribution to:
First Church Boston
66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116
Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be automatically deducted from a checking or savings account, or a debit or credit card. You can set this up as a one-time or recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, but safe and secure.
If you decide to make your contribution in stocks or mutual funds, you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and a copy to First Church Boston letting us know how you want the funds applied.
Honor a friend or loved one by giving a memorial gift to First Church in Boston. Your donation is a thoughtful way of remembering a friend or loved one, or honoring someone special.
First Church Boston has been the fortunate beneficiary of generous donations throughout our long history. This has provided us with a strong base of support for our church, office, and parsonage buildings. You can continue to strengthen our financial foundation by designating FCB in your will.
Will I receive a letter with my annual donation total for tax purposes?
Our finance staff will be sure to send you a letter indicating the total amount that you have donated through the calendar year every January. Please be sure to include your name and current mailing address on all donations to the church so that we can accurately track your giving and send you your tax-deduction letter.