There are a number of different ways to give to our ministry, if you are led to do so. All donations – whether of time, talent, or treasure – help us in carrying out the ministry to which God has called us, and expanding His Kingdom here on earth. This page lists ways to help, and you can contact us for further information.
- Pray – this is the number 1 way you can support us
- Donate Funds
- Donate Cryptocurrency
- Donate Securities (stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds)
- Donate Complex Assets (real estate, business interests, IRA RMDs)
- Donate Expertise, Services, or Resources
- Donate to Other Ministries
- Plan Your Legacy
The church is happy to provide written acknowledgment for all types of donations (expertise, services, resources, and funds). Receipts for gifts of funds are generally issued at the beginning of the year for the prior tax year. Acknowledgment of in-kind gifts (such as expertise, services, and resources) are typically made closer to the time of donation.
If you do not receive written acknowledgment of your gift in a timely manner, please do not hesitate to contact the church office so that we may remedy the situation!
Note that we cannot provide a dollar value for an in-kind gift, but we may be able to mention the retail amount that your gift to us saved. For further explanation of the law in regard to this, please see, for example, this article (link opens in a new tab).
Current year donation history for donations of resources and funds can be viewed from our Member Access site. Refer to the View Donation History page for more information.
Most of all we covet your prayers –
- for God’s blessing, guidance, protection, provision, and strength, and for the courage to obey and remain fully reliant on Him.
- for steadfastness in the ministry to which we’re called, including evangelism, healing, peacemaking, reconciliation and caring for others.
- for a special outpouring of God the Holy Spirit to lead us to deeper repentance and fervency in love for Him and the community and to send revival sweeping across Loudon, the surrounding communities, and the nation.
And if it happens that you can make it to one of our prayer meetings sometime, visitors – whether from other churches or the community or just passing through – are always welcome!
We, too, try to visit other prayer meetings on occasion. Feel free to contact us and let us know of other prayer meetings in the area. Let us be united in Christ and praying for and with each other and for the expansion of God’s Kingdom!
Where to begin?
We are currently a very small church; there are opportunities in almost all capacities, and include short, one-time projects, too!
Checks payable to Loudon Congregational Church may be sent to our mailing address:
Loudon Congregational Church
PO Box 7034
Loudon, NH 03307
To donate electronically (via credit or debit card, ACH from checking account, or text messaging), see the Give Online page.
For information on donating cryptocurrency, please see the Give Cryptocurrency page.
Stocks held by many different firms can be donated to us via StockDonator using the following link: Donate Stock To Loudon Congregational Church. If your brokerage is one supported, StockDonator can handle the process from start to finish, and provide a receipt for tax purposes even if you decide to give anonymously.
Stocks and mutual funds can also be donated to our donor advised fund, “The Loudon Congregational Giving Fund” (fund #158748), at The Signatry. Like StockDonator, The Signatry provides a receipt for tax purposes, but you will need to contact your broker directly to initiate the transfer. Directions are available at Stock-Transfer-Form-09062019.1.pdf .
Please contact the The Signatry or the church office for further information on donating stocks, mutual funds, etc. or including the church in your will or trust or as a beneficiary of your account.
Donate Complex Assets
We’ve partnered with The Signatry to receive non-cash assets such as real-estate and business interests. To decide whether this type of gift is right for you, please contact their team by phone at 913-310-0279 or by e-mail at email@example.com to discuss options.
Our Donor Advised Fund at The Signatry is named:
“The Loudon Congregational Giving Fund“, fund #158748.
The Signatry can also help you use your IRA’s required minimum distributions (RMDs) to make qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) if you are age 70 1/2 or older, as described on the first page of this pdf: Designated-Funds-and-The-Signatry.pdf.
Donate Expertise, Services, or Resources
Donations of expertise, services, and resources are considered “in kind” gifts, and are greatly appreciated!
Donate to Other Ministries
All Christians are members of a single church, also referred to as the body of Christ in the Bible (for example, in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27). So we greatly rejoice when other Christian ministries thrive!
Pray and ask God which church(es) and/or ministries He wants you to partner with, and remember to start with your own church!
There are so many great churches and ministries out there! If you’re looking for ideas, here are some we recommend and benefit from:
- Our web host, Worthy of Praise (contributions not tax deductible)
- the New Hampshire Alliance, a ministry which unites churches in prayer, worship, and cooperative ministry in NH
- Love In the Name of Christ of the Lakes Region,
- Our mentors in the healing ministry, Christian Healing Ministries
- Our denominational affiliation, the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.
Feel free to mention Loudon Congregational Church to those ministries you are led to support!
Plan Your Legacy
A legacy gift is a planned future gift designating part of your estate as a donation to charity. There are many different ways this can be done, such as including the charity or charities as beneficiaries
- as part of your estate plan (will or trust);
- of any of your bank, brokerage, or retirement accounts;
- of life insurance, annuity, or other such policies
Please contact The Signatry or the church office for further information on including the church (or the church’s donor advised fund at The Signatry) in your will or trust or as a beneficiary of your account or policy.
You may also wish to consider establishing a donor advised fund (DAF) yourself at The Signatry (or another DAF sponsor). The Signatry requires no minimum balance, and allows you to create a succession plan that that could be implemented in the event of your death or incapacity, specifying successor advisors and/or charity beneficiaries. So even if you don’t deposit any funds initially, you could establish a DAF, create a succession plan, and update your will, trust, accounts, and/or policies to name your DAF as one of the beneficiaries. Typically one can name multiple beneficiaries of an account or policy, so even if you want to give most of your estate to family members, you can still designate a percentage (1%, 3%, 5%, 10%, 20%, etc.) for charity (either directly to a charity or through a vehicle such as a DAF).
For more information on donor advised funds, visit https://thesignatry.com/getting-started-with-a-donor-advised-fund/ .
Regardless of whether you decide to donate to our church, we hope that you will create an estate plan and include a legacy gift to charity as part of that plan. Why let the government decide how your assets should be distributed when you are gone? May the LORD help us all to be faithful with what He has given us, that we might too hear Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ (Matthew 25:21)!