Frequently Asked Questions

Let's Clear the Air.

WHY A SPECIAL OFFERING? 
Our annual Christmas Offering is a catalyst for the ministries we want to support and get behind in 2021.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REGULAR OFFERING AND THIS SPECIAL OFFERING? 
It’s basically the same as brushing your teeth and flossing. One you set aside a regular time to do it, the other you go above and beyond only when you’re on your way to see a dentist. The Christmas Offering is over and above your regular giving and is designated for specific mission efforts and projects.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE? 
Well that’s none of our business... it’s really between you and God. We do hope that everyone gets involved at some level. Sacrificing financially will always stretch your faith.  

WHEN SHOULD I GIVE? 
Do it today. Do it next week. Do it next paycheck. As long as your gift is in before December 31, 2020 it will be included in this year’s offering.

HOW DO I DESIGNATE MY CHRISTMAS OFFERING? 
Don’t worry about it. There is no need to designate your gift, because we have already strategically set a goal of giving away as much as possible during this season of our church!

ARE MY GIFTS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE? 
All gifts to Great Lakes Church are completely tax-deductible.  Be sure your gift arrives at our office before December 31, 2020 to ensure that it can be applied to your 2020 giving statement.  Please be sure to include your name and address when you give so that a receipt can be sent to you in early 2021 for your tax preparations.  You are not required to utilize a tax-deduction for your gift, but it is available for all gifts.

MY QUESTION ISN'T LISTED HERE.  
Please contact our financial administrator, Liesel Gruener.