Giving

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Why we give

God is generous and so he calls us to be as well.  What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.

Ways To Give

Give Online (Vanco)

Vanco is the system we use for those who would like to set up regular giving from their bank account or credit card.  Options are weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or a set date of the month.  Vanco credits our account daily as these offerings are deducted from individuals.  Use Vanco button on website and follow instructions.  (Margaret Goodson is available to help and set up if written amounts are sent)

Give Via Text Message

This is a new opportunity, but so far no one has taken advantage of it.  We will keep it available for a while.  Text to 844-962-0906

Mail A Check

You can mail a check directly to our church office at 14423 West Rd, Houston, TX 77041.

Direct Deposit

  Set up directly with bank to have checks sent to Epiphany. For more information about how to set this up, call the church office at (713) 896-1773

Other Giving opportunities

DAY LILIES/LWML
The Day lilies are part of the International LWML.  Mission projects are selected annually, and money is collected in “Mite Boxes”.  Linda Brown is chairman of Day Lilies.

DAY LILIES/LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
The Day Lilies sponsor Lutheran World Relief projects several times a year.  Currently they are collecting soap, combs, towels, etc. for Health Kits to be distributed around the world especially where there are disasters.

THRIVENT
Thrivent, an investment company, offers the opportunity for their members to request $500 per year for worthy projects at church or in the community.  Formerly Thrivent for Lutherans has many ELC members.  Some of the projects sponsored in the past are Lutheran World Relief collections, Youth group fundraisers, School fundraisers, Food Pantry, Vacation Bible School, etc.  Linda Brown or Margaret Goodson can give more details.

REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS (RMD)
Members 70-1/2 who are required to take distributions from their IRA or 401K plans may designate part or all of their distribution to Epiphany LC TAX FREE.    Quite a few members are taking advantage of this.   To initiate this, individuals should consult with the firm that holds their retirement plan to give them instructions or their tax advisor.  (Margaret can answer general questions.)

STOCK
Epiphany has a brokerage account with TD Ameritrade for the purpose of receiving stock donations.  Our account number is 494-709751.  Contact Margaret Goodson or Lisa Leanard (treasurer) to alert us so that stock can be sold as soon as received.

TEXAS CHURCH EXTENSION FUND
Members may invest in Texas Church Extension Fund which holds the mortgage on our buildings.  Besides giving us a low rate of interest, we receive a 1% rebate on our loan each year because our members have investments of more than 100% of the loan amount.  Members receive a higher rate of interest on their investments and also help Epiphany get the rebate.  The rebate for 2019 was $19,000.  Margaret Goodson is the CEF representative for Epiphany.

Have questions or need help?

Contact the church office at (713) 896-1773