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Cultivate a Deeper Connection: The Essence of a Spiritual Partnership

WHY WE GIVE * WAYS TO GIVE * Spiritual Gifts * Fry’s Community Rewards 
QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION (QCD) FROM AN IRA

Why We Give

To give is to partake in a sacred rite of reverence and dedication. It is a concrete manifestation of our thankfulness and allegiance to the Divine and the fellowship we uphold. This act transcends mere operational support or program sponsorship; it ignites a crusade, forges change and imprints an indelible mark upon the world. Our offerings mirror the celestial deed of benevolence and munificence, resonating with the mercy bestowed upon us.

The Joy of Tithing: Reflecting Generosity and Faith

In the graceful dance of giving, we are but echoes of the initial generosity bestowed upon us. With hearts brimming with joy and compliance, we lay before the altar our tithe—the initial fruits of our labor. This act of faith, a mere tenth, is a testament to our trust in the providence that promises to sustain, nurture, and fulfill our every need.

Echoes of Generosity: Affirming Faith and Grace

With each contribution tendered to the United Methodist Church of Casa Grande, you are not merely giving but affirming our collective vocation to tread softly alongside the Divine. It is a proclamation of the Gospel, resounding with courage and clarity, within our community and beyond earthly borders. Your generosity is a chorus in the grand symphony of faith, echoing the profound narrative of salvation and grace.

WAYS TO GIVE

Enhance your path to spiritual enlightenment with the convenience of online donations.

How to Get Started:

Click on Make Donation Now.

 

In Person

We invite you to contribute to our community with cash or check donations. You can deliver your gift to Angie at the church office or place it on the offering plate during Sunday services. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

By Mail

United Methodist Church of Casa Grande, 1428 N. Pueblo Dr, Casa Grande, AZ 85122

 

Spiritual Gifts

Discipleship Ministries offers a Spiritual Gifts Inventory that invites you to respond to statements reflecting New Testament references and the understanding of spiritual gifts in the early church. It’s translated to our modern-day context and can be found here.

Fry’s Community Rewards

Sign up for the rewards program and a percentage of your total receipt will benefit our church! If you need assistance, feel free to contact the church office.

Fry’s grocery store offers a convenient option: They’ll take your order over the phone or through their website and then do your shopping for you. All that’s left for you to do is pick it up curbside. Remember, when you shop at Fry’s, our church also benefits.

Let’s encourage more participants to join this simple, impactful way of supporting our Church Community.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) allow eligible Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners who are age 70½ or over to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year. Here are the key points about QCDs:

  1. What is a QCD?
    • qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution from your IRA directly to a qualified charity.
    • It is not taxed, and it is not included in your taxable income.
    • QCDs can count toward the required minimum distributions (RMDs) for IRA owners who are at least 73 years old.
  2. How to Set Up a QCD:
    • Contact your IRA trustee to make a QCD for the current year.
    • The distribution must be paid directly from the IRA to an eligible charitable organization.
    • QCDs cannot be made directly by the IRA owner (e.g., electronic payment to the owner) or made payable to the owner.
    • Married couples with both spouses aged 70½ or over can exclude up to $200,000 per year if both have IRAs.
  3. Reporting and Tax Filing:
    • Report the QCD on your federal income tax return for the relevant year.
    • You’ll receive Form 1099-R from your IRA trustee, showing the distributions made during the year.
    • Enter the QCD amount on Line 4a of Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR and enter “QCD” next to Line 4b.
  4. Get a Receipt:
    • QCDs are not deductible as charitable contributions on Schedule A.
    • Obtain a written acknowledgment from the charitable organization before filing your return.

Remember, QCDs provide a tax-efficient way to support charitable causes while meeting your RMD requirements.

This information is for general guidance only, and not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

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