Giving back to God is one of the many ways we express our thanks to Him for His many provisions to us both personally and corporately. Please consider giving regularly in response to God’s goodness in your life and in accordance with His word.
Below you will find ways you can give to the church. For further understanding on biblical stewardship, please visit our Stewardship blog for many helpful articles written by members of the Finance & Benevolence Committee.
Ways to Give:
Offering During Worship Services
Giving is an act of worship, thus the primary way to give is during one of our worship services. You may give by cash or check when the offering plate is passed during a service. If you are a regular giver, it would be helpful to us if you would use an offering envelope. If you or someone in your family needs offering envelopes, please contact Jane Warner or Ron Babington.
All non-designated funds go to support our church budget.
Special funds to which you can designate your gift:
Mail or Deliver Your Offering
If you would like to give and are unable to attend one of the Sunday services, you may mail or deliver your gift to the church office. For end of the year contributions, the postmark will be used to date the gift. Please mail gifts to: Second Presbyterian Church, 105 River Street, Greenville, SC 29601.
You may give online securely through our church management system, Touchpoint. You can give a one time gift or setup recurring gifts. If you are a church member, please login with your church Touchpoint account. If you are not a member, the system will prompt you for your information to create an account. If you have trouble creating an account, please contact Nate Johnson.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You may donate appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other appreciated assets and potentially realize significant tax benefits. If you would like to explore this alternative, contact our bookkeeper Jane Warner for additional details.
Charitable IRA Distributions
Donors over the age of 70.5 may take a tax-free withdrawal from their IRA accounts, up to $100,000 per year. This distribution may yield substantial income tax benefits. If you are interested in this, please contact Jeremy Weaver on the Stewardship & Finance Committee to learn more about how to do this in your IRA account.
Our church has benefited from previous members’ generosity in their estate plan. You may name Second Presbyterian as beneficiaries in your will, trust, or account designated beneficiaries (including your IRA beneficiaries). In some cases, meaningful income tax benefits may occur once this happens. If you would like to learn more, contact Jeremy Weaver on the Finance & Stewardship Committee.
Second Presbyterian does accept in-kind gifts on a case-by-case basis. Certain services may be accepted. In-kind gifts are subject to the current IRS guidelines for non-cash donations. If you would like to donate an in-kind gift, contact Ron Babington, Treasurer.