2 Corinthians 9:7 | Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
TITHES & OFFERINGS
FIRST IMMANUEL GENERAL FUND
Malachi 3:10 | Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Weekly tithes and offerings and other undesignated gifts support the First Immanuel General Fund. This fund supports the mission, ministries and general operations of both our church and school. It is through this regular generosity that First Immanuel is able to fulfill its mission of reaching up to God, reaching in to each other, and reaching out to all.
WHAT GIVING MEANS
AT FIRST IMMANUEL LUTHERAN MINISTRIES
Generous living is how we demonstrate our experience of God’s love and care, and our sense of partnership in God’s work in the world. It is also the most joy-filled, contented and happy way to live.
Generous living empowers our church family to discover the joys and blessings of generosity. We strive to create giving opportunities that are simple, meaningful, impactful and rewarding. And we pray that through this, our mission and ministry will be resourced to grow God’s kingdom.
EXTEND YOUR LEGACY
WILLS, TRUSTS & BEQUESTS
A planned gift made through a will or bequest can make a very positive impact on First Immanuel's ministry while providing income, security and tax benefits for you and your family. To learn more, please contact Jane at 262.377.6610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A LONG-TERM FUNDING SOURCE
The Endowment Fund was created to ensure that sharing God’s Word continues into the future for many generations to come. Separate from the normal church budget, the income stream generated from investing the fund’s principal is used to fund specific programs or projects. Members may support the Endowment Fund by remembering it with their regular gifts and special thank offerings, or in a bequest in their trust or will.
The Endowment Fund was created to provide a long-term funding source for the following areas:
Capital improvements for the church and school
Scholarships for members enrolled in any LCMS affiliated school – elementary, high school, college or seminary
All unrestricted gifts to the FIL Endowment Fund will go towards funding these needs.
GUARDIAN ANGEL TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
YOU CAN HELP
The Guardian Angel Program provides tuition assistance grants for families who wish to attend First Immanuel Lutheran School. In 12 years the program has provided more than $700,000 in assistance to families with educational expenses.
Each year the cost of education rises. For many families, the gap between what they can afford to pay and the cost to educate a child is growing. Rather than have these families give up their desire for Christian education, First Immanuel would like to continue to reach out to families in our community.
You can help. You can be a Guardian Angel, protecting and supporting the future of the next generation. Your gift to the Guardian Angel program fills the gap for families.