Giving: Why, How, & Where it goes
giving is an important part of Christian living. in fact, we believe generosity flows naturally from our status as image-bearers of a self-giving, missional God.
Ample opportunities to contribute
How to Give
Offerings are taken during the worship services. The offering cause should be specified on the memo line of the check. All cash received is credited to that specific offering it is given to which is also listed in the order of worship.
Where does the money go?
As to monetary offerings, PURC supports a number of carefully designated causes including such things as local benevolence and budgetary needs, home and foreign missions, Christian education, disaster relief, and other causes. PURC's deacons as managers of spiritual and material resources (Acts 6:1-6; 1 Timothy 3:8-13) ensure that all monies given are accounted for and distributed properly.
How Offerings are Structured
Phoenix URC's offering structure is quite different than many other churches. We have two different types of offerings. The first type of offering is for our general fund. If you give to the general fund you are helping to fund Phoenix URC’s annual budget. The budget is put together by the deacons every year and then approved by the members via a vote at a congregational meeting. The General Fund funds things like salaries, utilities, programs, etc. Basically the normal expenses it takes to run our local church.
The second type of offering we have is a special offering. When you give to a special offering you are giving to another organization through our church. The deacons have designated specific organizations and missionaries who these offerings are designated for. Phoenix URC usually picks three different organizations per month to have offerings for. See our list of organizations we support and our offering schedule.