Ways to Give

Liberty offers several ways to give:

TEXT TO GIVE

DIRECTIONS
Go to the TEXT function on your phone.
Instead of selecting a name, Type 73256. In the message line type, “Libertybarn 1”. (Please type exactly as shown and include the space.) Press SEND.
You may receive a message back, such as: “Messaging would like to send a message to 73256: Press SEND”.
The TEXT you receive will include a link. Depending on your phone either touch the link that appears on your screen OR touch the star icon to connect to Liberty Church’s secure online connection.
Touch the dollar amount ($3.00 minimum) on your screen and enter your desired donation.
Standard text message and data rates may apply.

**NOTE: For the first transaction, you will need to set up the account by entering your name and the credit card information with which you would like to use for your donation.**

Touch GIVE on your screen to complete the transaction.
You will receive a TEXT verification and receipt for your donation.

DONATE WITH CHECKS

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Thank you for your kind consideration!
Please mail your check to:

Liberty Presbyterian Church
Attention: Finance Department
7080 Olentangy River Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Check Memo Line: “Offering”

Your support provides the financial resources necessary to sustain the vision and ministries of Liberty.

ONLINE BILL PAY

DIRECTIONS
If you use your bank’s online bill payment process, did you know that you can use it to make regular or single payments to Liberty?

Simply login to your bank account on your bank’s website and access your online bill pay system. Set up a new Payee for the Church:

Liberty Presbyterian Church
Attn: Finance Department
7080 Olentangy River Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Phone: (740) 548-6075

In the payment Memo field, enter “General Fund”.

Using your bank’s online bill pay, you can set up weekly or monthly payments and have your contributions automatically sent to Liberty.

GIVE WITH STOCK

DIRECTIONS
Stock Donation Instructions:
A gift of appreciated securities is an excellent way to meet your stewardship pledge and maximize the tax deduction for which you are entitled.

The process is very easy.

Simply follow these three steps:

  1. Determine the number of shares of stock that you would like to donate to Liberty Presbyterian Church.
  2. Instruct your broker to transfer the stock to Liberty Presbyterian Church’s account:
    Fidelity Investments
    DTC Number 0226
    For the account of
    Liberty Presbyterian Church
    Account Number Z67-526878
  3. Please contact Dana Meeker, Liberty’s Financial Administrator, with the details of the transfer (or call 740-548-6075, ext. 306). Let Dana know that the transfer has been initiated so the shares can be sold as soon as possible after receipt. Also, please specify that this stock is being given towards your stewardship pledge. If you have any questions, please contact Dana directly.
    Your support provides the financial resources necessary to sustain the vision and ministries of Liberty.

GIVE THROUGH IRA

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If you are 70-and-a-half-years-old and you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you are subject to the “required minimum distribution”.

If you contribute some or all of the required minimum distribution directly to a charity (like Liberty Church), it will not count as taxable income. (“Directly” means having the funds transferred directly to Liberty without them going through your bank account).

While this type of donation does not count as taxable income, it cannot also be claimed as a tax deduction.

An example of the benefit:

  • Assume you have a 25% tax rate.
  • If you decided to give $6,000 in any calendar year and paid it by check (all at once or periodically), you would need to withdraw $8,000 from your IRA to donate $6,000 to Liberty (the other $2,000 for taxes).
  • However, if you transferred $6,000 directly from your IRA to Liberty in a calendar year (all at once or periodically), you can meet part of your “required minimum distribution” and use the extra $2,000 for other purposes.
    The maximum limit on this kind of giving is $100,000 per calendar year.

Please always consult your financial advisor in making your charitable gift decisions.

LEGACY GIVING

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Legacy gifts are charitable gifts for a future purpose.

These gifts come from anyone with a generous spirit — young and old, men and women, families, couples, and singles. You may consider making a legacy gift to Liberty in one of the following ways:

  • Remember Liberty in your will or trust.
  • Name Liberty as a beneficiary of your life insurance, IRA, or retirement plan.
  • We recommend discussing all legacy giving with your own legal, financial or tax advisor.

For more information, see our brochure entitled Leave a Legacy at Liberty, or contact Dana Meeker, Financial Administrator at 740-548-6075 ext. 306.

KROGER CARDS

DIRECTIONS

If you shop at Kroger, you can support the church simply through linking your Kroger Card to Liberty. Each month, a percentage of your Kroger purchases are contributed back to Liberty’s General Fund at no additional cost to you.

New members can enroll by searching for either the new number or the name of our church. If your Kroger Plus card is already linked to Liberty, this is just a reminder to check your account online to verify that Liberty Church is still listed as your preferred Community Rewards recipient.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Liberty Presbyterian Church

Organization Number: JR138

If you have not linked your Kroger Plus card to Liberty Church as your preferred Community Rewards recipient, then please follow the instructions below:

  1. Have your Kroger Plus Card handy (or plan to sign up for a new one digitally).
  2. Go to www.kroger.com/communityrewards
  3. Choose “Create Account”.
  4. Follow prompts to create account and register your Plus Card with it:
    1. Enter your preferred email address.
    2. Pick a password.
    3. Pick your favorite store.
    4. Click on the orange “Create an Account” button.
  5. On the next page, it’ll let you add your Plus Card. If you know your card number, or your alternate ID (usually your phone number), enter it, along with the last name associated with the card. Click on the orange “Save” button.
  6. The next screen will be “Your Account Summary”. Scroll to the bottom and edit the Community Rewards.
  7. Enter Liberty’s organization number, JR138, and hit “Search”.
  8. Click on the circle left of the church name to highlight it.
  9. Hit “Enroll”.

PLEDGE

Click here to make a pledge online

ANNUAL ENDOWMENT DISBURSEMENT

INFORMATION

Our Endowment Fund policy states that five percent (5%) of the Endowment’s year-end balance is to be used to finance “special projects, equipment, or activities” beyond the church’s operating budget. It also states: “Officers, staff, and members may submit suggestions for uses of the annual Endowment disbursement“.

The 2023 disbursement from the Endowment Fund is $22,670. With consideration of the current fiscal climate, all Endowment projects are on hold until further notice.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT

INFORMATION

The most recent financial statement to review is March 2024.