Why do we give?
In Matthew’s account of the gospel, Jesus teaches His followers that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Said differently, we are devoted to what we value. When Christ is our treasure, we will be devoted to Him. There is a beautiful pattern in the life of a Christ-follower: the more we are devoted to Jesus, the more of ourselves we freely give to Him. And then, as we give more of ourselves to Him, we come to treasure Him all the more.
We give of our resources, our time, and our finances as an outpouring of this devotion. To give, generously and sacrificially, is an act of worship through which we express our commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church.
Effective Sept. 1, 2023, as we've formally launched as an independent church, we have transitioned to a new online giving platform called Planning Center.
If you give online, your new Planning Center account will be automatically created for you immediately following the first time you choose to give through Planning Center. To learn more about how this transition may effect you and the ways you choose to give, check out the resources below. We're so thankful for the generosity of our church members and attendees, and we stand in awe of the many ways that God has worked through you and your gifts to accomplish His good purposes in our midst!
The Upcoming Tax Season
This year, there's a possibility that you could be receiving two giving statements from us.
If you gave to the church anytime prior to September 1, 2023, you'll receive a giving statement from "The Chapel" (referring to the prior collective of churches). If you have given anytime after September 1, 2023, you'll also receive a giving statement from "The Chapel in Green" (referring to our new, independent entity). We know this transition can make things a little confusing, and with large-scale changes like this, there's always a possibility something has slipped through the cracks. If you have any questions, we'd love to help!
For questions about gifts given prior to Sept. 1, 2023:
The Chapel in Akron Finance Team
For questions about gifts given after Sept 1, 2023:
The Chapel in Green Finance Team - Amy Butcher
330.315.5500, ext. 5546
Ways to give
Through Planning Center, you can give a one-time gift to The Chapel in Green or set up an automatic recurring gift.
Cash or check gifts can be dropped in Offering Boxes at each entrance to our Worship Center and near our Main Office on Sunday mornings. Personalized offering envelopes are available upon request for use in tracking tax-deductible giving throughout the year. Unlabeled cash gifts cannot be tracked for tax purposes. Please make all checks payable to "The Chapel in Green."
Checks can be mailed to The Chapel in Green (1800 Raber Rd. Uniontown, OH 44685) and must be made out to "The Chapel in Green." The contact information listed at the top of your check will be used to track tax-deductible giving if personalized offering envelopes are not used. Please do not mail cash.
Some givers are eligible to have financial gifts withdrawn directly from a qualified retirement plan. To learn more or to arrange for this kind of gift, please contact us directly by calling 330.315.5500.
The Chapel in Green can accept non-traditional gifts like stocks, property, and other marketable securities either through a direct-gift approach or through a legacy gift during estate planning. To learn more or to arrange for this kind of gift, please contact us directly by calling 330.315.5500.
How gifts are used
Your gifts allow ministry to happen at The Chapel in Green. From Sunday morning programming for kids, to discipleship opportunities for teens and adults, to the work of Care Ministry as we help families navigate grief and loss, and much more, we couldn’t do any of what we do without your support.
Your generosity allows us to share the love of Jesus and spread the good news of the Gospel through our community and across the world through local and global outreach initiatives. You help us send kids to Camp Carl, provide for needy families, and plant churches overseas.
Financial gifts also help us maintain our building and grounds, cover the costs of utility bills, and pay our staff team. These costs of operating a ministry are easily overlooked, but we are grateful for the ways that the Lord has provided through our church family.
We'd love to help!
If you'd like to request personalized giving envelopes, have questions regarding your accounts, would like help setting up reoccurring gifts, or anything else pertaining to finances, we'd love to do what we can to point you in the right direction! Reach out to our Finance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.315.5500.
The Chapel in Green is committed to the highest levels of financial integrity. The Chapel in Green is a 501(C)(3) Religious Organization registered in the state of Ohio. In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service guidelines, The Chapel in Green maintains discretion and sole control over the use of all donated funds. All donations are non-refundable once a tax-deductible receipt is issued. Gift designation may occasionally be possible; when it is not possible, gifts will be reallocated to our general fund. Therefore, donors explicitly release The Chapel in Green from any restrictions on how funds are spent. No goods or services will be provided in return for any contribution.