Church in Irvine Offerings

That in much proving of affliction the abundance of their joy and the depth of their poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality

INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the offering website for the church in Irvine. This site has been created to provide information on how to make offerings to the church in Irvine via credit card or PayPal.  Information is also provided on other ways to make offerings.
  Cards Accepted:  •Visa  •MasterCard  •Discover   •American Express
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
  1. Credit Card or Paypal: Follow the instructions one each page of this website.
  2. Check: Make a check payable to THE CHURCH IN IRVINE with a designation to the appropriate matter and either put it in the offering box or mail it (4252 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine CA 92604).
  3. Wire Transfer:  Please email us at info@churchinirvineofferings.com for instructions on how to make contributions by wire transfer.
  4. Stock Contribution:  Transfer securities to the church's Etrade brokerage account. E*Trade Clearing LLC, P.O. Box 1542, Merrifield, VA 22116-1542. Etrade Tax ID: 32-0012683. Deliver to DTC Clearing 0385, Code 40. Use church in Irvine brokerage account number 5747-3192. Please be sure to email the following information to info@churchinirvineofferings.com after you have made a Stock Contribution:  Name, date of donation, stock symbol, number of shares.
  5. Property:  Contribute real estate, annuities and other assets. Please feel free to call Simon Lin or Mark Ferraro to discuss particulars.
OFFERING CATEGORIES AND OFFERINGS TO INDIVIDUALS

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Currently, you can make offerings via this website to the categories listed in the horizontal menu bar at the top of the page. If you wish to make offerings designated for other purposes, please write a check and note the designation in the memo portion of the check. 


Offerings to Individuals
Generally offerings to the church are tax deductible. However, IRS regulations prohibit receiving a tax deduction for funds transferred from one individual to another through a church in order to curb potential abuses. This means that the giver needs to relinquish any control on how the funds designated to individuals are actually used in order for the offering to be qualified as tax deductible. Therefore, all offerings to the church are subject to the church's decision on how the funds are utilized, independent of the designation but with the situation considered. The church's independent decsion could still often be in line with the giver's suggestion in designation. Overall, this is for the church to be compliant to the IRS regulations.

However, if you wish to pass on funds to an individual (e.g., a needy saint or a full timer), you may do so without receiving the tax deduction by placing cash into an envelope with the intended recipient's name indicated on the outside of the envelope. The offering brothers will ensure that the envelope is unopened and passed directly to the designated party. If you are generally burdened for needy saints in the church as a whole, you may make a donation by check and designate "needy saints" in the memo. Such an offering, since it is not specifically directed to a person, is tax deductible. Saints should also feel free to fellowship with the leading brothers about needy situations in the church.

 

But take note of this: He who sows sparingly shall also sparingly reap; and he who sows with blessings shall also with blessings reap; each one as he has purposed in his heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. — 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

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