Thank you for supporting Westminster Presbyterian Church with your time, talents and your financial resources. In addition to accepting gifts in the offering plate and through the mail, we will soon launch an online giving platform that will allow you to direct specific gifts to support our many ministries. We make it easy for you to contribute to a whole range of things with just the click of the blue “Give” button on this page. When you do so, you will be taken to our secure online giving system, hosted by “RebelGive.”
Westminster Presbyterian Church is committed to mission giving. As part of this commitment 20% of our operating income is designated for mission. Our current practice is that 10% of our operating income goes to the mission work of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and 10% is used on local mission.
Our goal is to grow to the point where the church is giving fifty percent of our total income to mission. We understand it will be difficult to achieve this goal using the regular contributions from our members and friends thus we have placed an emphasis on wills and planned giving.
Gifts to the general fund go into the operations budget of the church. This fund helps cover the day-to-day operating costs of the church and also funds budgeted priorities for church committees.
Special Music Fund
Westminster Presbyterian Church places an emphasis on good music. There are always anthems to be purchased, training for our music leaders, and the need to hire musicians to assist us in our worship.
The Mission Fund is used by the Session to fund mission opportunities. In the past money from the Mission Fund has been given to local mission organizations such as LOVE, INC., Health Horizons of East Texas, and Project Hope. The fund has been used to support short term mission trips by members of our church. Since the fund is administered by the Session there are a number of creative ways these monies can be used to honor Jesus Christ by helping people in need. To designate your gift to this fund, please add “Mission Fund” as a note.
Westminster Presbyterian Church worships in a building that is approaching 85 years old, and as with any older building there is a lot of maintenance and care that is needed. Occasionally, as our program dictates there may be a need for remodeling, and as attendance grows in worship there may be a need for future expansion. The Building Fund is thus an excellent way to assist the church as it builds for the future. To designate your gift to this fund, please add “Building Fund” as a note.
Musical Instrument Fund
When you enter our sanctuary one is immediately struck with our organ and the wonderful music it creates during worship. Our organ needs maintenance as well as the possibility of adding to its colors. Our hand bell choir is always seeking more bells to increase the possibilities of the music they can use. And our piano needs an occasional tuning. To designate your gift to this fund, please add “Musical Instrument Fund” as a note.
Gifts to the flower fund help us brighten up the sanctuary throughout the year. Flowers that bless our worship are distributed to shut-ins, nursing homes and members celebrating special occasions. To designate your gift to this fund, please add “Flower Fund” as a note.