Why Give to Your Local Church?
God created everything and God owns everything. We are the stewards of His creation. Everything that we have is a gift from God, so we should give because we are grateful. We give so that God can use those resources to work His salvation in our community.
What is a Tithe?
A tithe literally means "one tenth". We are encouraged to be "cheerful givers" (2 Cor. 9:7) by giving to God our "firstfruits" (Prov 3:9). We are saved by grace through faith, not by our deeds (Eph. 2:8-9) and we trust God that we can live on 90% of our income. In turn, we also will be blessed by God (Malachi 3:10).
Write a Check
In a growing digital society, putting ink to paper is still the most convenient tool for many people. Use your own envelope or one provided in the pews. Toss it in the baskets by the doors or the mail to continue the ministry of Ithaca Living Hope Church. Of course, cash is also accepted.
Other Ways to Donate
Money isn't the only way to contribute to God's kingdom. Donate your time, energy, knowledge, prayers, and presence. We have plenty of places to serve that match your spiritual gifts, talents, and passions. Speak with one of our team leaders in person or e-mail the office if you'd like to get involved.