Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – II Corinthians 9:7
We thank you for considering uplifting the mission and ministry of Brown Memorial in Baltimore and beyond. There are many ways to support the church, both in time and financial resources, and we invite you to give as you are able.
The church’s ministry in our city and around the world depends first and foremost on the annual gifts of members and friends of Brown Memorial. As a community intent on cultivating a deeper generosity in the world, beginning first with ourselves, we fund our ministry almost entirely through annual giving, and through income from the church’s endowment.
Checks made payable to Brown Memorial Park Ave. Presbyterian Church can be mailed to 1316 Park Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217.
If you use online banking with your checking account, you can set up one-time or recurring gifts to Brown Memorial through your bank’s online bill pay. Most banks will mail checks to us on your behalf at no cost.
Creating Connections at Brown, or CCB, is our internal website for members and friends. One-time or repeating gifts can be made through CCB using your checking account, debit card or credit card (a small percent of your gift goes to the company handling the transaction.) Keep in mind that no one here at Brown would want you to charge a contribution to a credit card if you couldn’t pay it off in full on the next bill. Look for the Give ($) tab on the left side of the CCB home screen.
The gifting of common corporate stocks, which have appreciated in value, may provide a tax advantage to you, the donor. If you would like to make a gift to the church in this manner, contact our Financial Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Income on our endowment, built from the generosity of generations of members who bequeathed gifts to the church, enables the church to engage in ministry beyond our annual giving. Planned giving options are offered through the church’s Investment Committee. Those interested in making planned gifts to the endowment are invited to contact Andrew Foster Connors, or Barbara Cook, bawijobe5
We gather pledges in November to celebrate our communal commitment to God’s work through our church, and to plan responsibly for the coming year, although you can fill out the 2017 Pledge Form at anytime.
There are countless ways you can give of your time and skills to Brown Memorial through the many ministries and activities that comprise our church life. Learn more about our adult and youth/children’s activities, both inside the church and outside the church in the community and beyond.