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There is real joy to be found in practicing generosity. As a spiritual discipline, it can be a way to grow your faith.

At FCCA, we approach giving in terms of stewardship—sustained care of our church, our local community, our country, and our world. For over 125 years our church has ministered to those in need with our time, our talents, and our treasure. Your financial giving to FCCA is what provides the revenue needed to operate and maintain our buildings, pay our staff, and fund the vital work of our ministries. Give, and transform your gift into living ministry.

FCCA’s sanctuary is adorned with stained glass, curved ceilings and archways, curved pews on a gradient slope and a raised chancel.

Stewardship

Help us grow our impact!  First Congregational Church of Alameda nourishes the lives of our members and our local community by actively extending Jesus’s ministry of love and acceptance. We invite you to make a pledge to give a percentage of your income to advance this important work. Stewardship begins with the simple step of making a commitment to contribute.

Pledges large and small are welcome! We invite you to give a deliberately chosen percentage of your annual income as a gift to support the ministries of our church, in gratitude for the gifts we have been given, and to help spread God’s message of abundant love, justice, and inclusion. Setting a long-term goal of giving 10% is the UCC ideal; however, you may consider another percentage goal based on your circumstances.

If you prefer to fill out and mail a paper pledge card, you may download one here.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a financial gift to FCCA
Mail A Check
Send your check to:
Attn: Laura King, Financial Secretary
First Congregational Church of Alameda
1912 Central Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Set Up Automatic Giving Through Your Bank
Many banks offer online bill payment as a free service. You do not need our bank account number or routing number–just our mailing address.
Check the box to “cover the fees” and make your gift go further. Tithe.ly charges 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for credit/debit card gifts, and 1.0% + 30¢ for bank account transfers. The entirety of your gift, whether or not you choose to cover the fees, is tax-deductible. Click here to donate.
Through the Tithe.ly App
Mobile giving is easy, convenient, and secure! Download the Tithe.ly app to your smartphone and get set up in moments. Check the box to “cover the fees” and make your gift go further. Tithe.ly charges 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction for credit/debit card gifts, and 1.0% + 30¢ for bank account transfers. The entirety of your gift, whether or not you choose to cover the fees, is tax-deductible.
For iPhone: Go to the App Store
For Android: Go to Google Play
Make a One-Time Gift

Mail a check to the address above or donate online and consider “covering the fees” to make your gift go further. We appreciate your support!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You do not need to be a member to pledge.
The Financial Secretary records your pledge. The Stewardship Team may review pledges from time to time to look at giving trends.
Let the Financial Secretary know. She can adjust your pledge accordingly.
As a pledger you will be sent quarterly donation statements so you can see whether you are keeping up with your commitment to give, and a year-end statement with all your giving for the year for tax purposes.
Yes! You can make a gift of stock or an IRA tax-free distribution (if you are over age 70 ½). You can also utilize Planned Giving by including FCCA in your will or trust. Talk to the Treasurer or Financial Secretary for more information.
Have a question that isn’t addressed here? Please contact our Financial Secretary, Laura King, at giving@fccalameda.org

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