The mission of St. Simons Presbyterian Church is to celebrate God through fellowship, worship, and serving others. One of the ways we serve is by offering to God and neighbor our individual gifts of time, talent, and resources. There are several ways to give financially to the church:
- Online: You may donate online directly.
- Scheduled bank pay: you can set up a regular schedule with your bank to mail a check to the church.
- Sunday morning offering: you can place your offering in the plate on Sunday mornings during worship.
- Mail: you can mail your offerings to the church office.
Other Ways To Give
Bank Bill Pay. You may use your financial institution's online bill pay service to set-up a recurring offering to St. Simons Presbyterian Church (205 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522; 912-638-2220).
Recurring Gifts. To setup a recurring gift, please login to the Member Portal. Navigate to "My Profile" and click "Giving." If you need a member login, have questions, or would like assistance please contact Jeannine Torbert at 638-2220.
Gifts of Property and/or Stock are appreciated by St. Simons Presbyterian Church. Gifts of property or stock may allow you to avoid capital gains tax and estate taxes.
Memorial Gifts are gifts made in gratitude in memory of the life of a loved one. Memorial gifts are an expression of love and comfort at the loss of a family member or friend. Please click here to make a Memorial Gift.
Designated Gifts are donations towards a particular program or mission of the church. You may specify the program, budget, or mission for your contribution. Please click here to make a Designated Gift.
Stewardship Season 2019
Our stewardship theme for 2019 is an invitation to consider our call to live the “generous life” – giving freely of our time, talent, and resources. Specifically, we are invited to consider the fact that when we give our time, talent, and monies to the church we are supporting the work of a community that seeks to cultivate hope in a world much in need of it. The budget presented in this year's stewardship brochure outlines the many ways we are striving to accomplish that work by serving, growing, gathering, and sharing our life with others. Please click here to view/download a copy of our Stewardship Dream 2019 brochure. We hope the information presented here is not only informative but also inspiring as you consider the myriad ways you can share your own treasure, time, and talents in support of the Gospel ministry happening here at SSPC.
This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the creation of the St. Simons Presbyterian Barnabas Society. What began as a dream in the heart of our former church administrator, Helen Alexander, has now turned into an incredible tool for supporting the long-term ministry and generosity of our church. By inviting church members and friends to include the church in their estate planning, the Barnabas Society has helped to grow our endowment by over $1 million to-date. Among other things, these funds have helped to feed, house, and clothe the poor in our community, support the spiritual and physical growth of children, enhance our worship, and fund the faithful ministry of Presbyterian missionaries around the globe. More information about the Barnabas Society can be found on the back of this brochure.
The annual report that follows shares with you all the activity of the endowment fund as well as any news about capital investments and indebtedness affecting the life of our church. In 2018 the endowment received $17,950 in deposits from memorials and bequests. The distribution was $75,000, and was directed by the Session in the following way: $10,650 was distributed to directed funds, $5,000 was allocated to the BRIDGE Mission Program Fund, $15,000 toward Global Missions, $15,000 toward Community Missions and $29,350 to the Playground Fund for sun shade and other playground improvements.
The market value of the endowment at the end of 2018 showed a net decline of $123,030 over the previous year, which was primarily due to market performance in the final quarter of 2018. The resulting market value of our endowment portfolio was $1,722,968. We are grateful to all those who have contributed to the endowment and who remember the church in their estate plans. Every gift – no matter the size – makes possible our ongoing work to impact lives and serve those around us in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank you.