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Our new PushPay platform makes it even easier (and more secure) to give as an act of worship

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Giving the New Way with PushPay

What's happening here?

Welcome to PushPay, our new giving platform at Valley. Your online giving experience is about to become easier, faster, and more secure. The first time you give, you will set up your secure account, and from then on you'll be able to give in less than 10 seconds. You'll have options for one-time giving, recurring giving, and giving toward a specific fund. PushPay has helped thousands of churches around the country excel in the grace of giving. Give it a try!

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Text-to-Give

Once your account is set up, you can also give by texting! Simply text the phrase "give avon" to 77977 and you're ready to go.

Questions? Feedback?

For any questions or comments about the online giving system, please contact the Finance department by email at    or by phone at 860.673.6826.  You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.

Giving the Old Way

Don't worry: We have you covered

As we transition to PushPay, please know you can still give the "old way" as usual, for a while. While all recurring giving will eventually move to PushPay, there's no deadline to do so. Just use the links below to give as you always have!

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LIVE GENEROUSLY

God has called us to live generously. We do this when we respond to God by supporting the needs of the church, community and world—when we serve others and share our time, talents and finances. We do this when we pray for people, show love, and live each day with God's wisdom. We do this by celebrating what God is doing—in our church and in the lives of others—and what God is about to do with our generous gifts. Here are two initiatives we feel called to as a church.

Grace & Mercy Campaign

We’re passionate about reaching people for Christ—and we believe God has called us to move into new communities to do this. But we can't do it without you. That's what the Grace & Mercy initiative is all about. Partnering together to reach Hartford and Litchfield Counties for Christ.

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Faith Promise Giving

Generosity will change your life. But it doesn’t just change your life—we see Jesus' transforming power at work around the globe through your generous giving. Rescuing abandoned kids in the Caribbean. Reaching Muslims with Christ’s love in the Middle East. Restoring hope among the poor around the world and in Connecticut. This is what your Faith Promise Giving accomplishes every year.

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Why We Give

We believe the top competitor for our devotion to Jesus is money (Matthew 6:24). Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things.

We believe you can’t out-give God, so when you’re trusting Him with your tithes and offerings we know that He will bless the rest (Proverbs 3:9-10 and Malachi 3:10-12).

What is tithing?

A tithe – which just means “tenth” – is defined as the first 10% of a person’s income that is to be given back to the local church. Tithing is a principle that is taught throughout the entire Bible. When we tithe, we are expressing worship in a tangible way by putting God first in our lives.

If you would like to read more about what the Bible has to say about tithing, check out these passages: Leviticus 27:30, Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:6-10, Matthew 6:19-24 and 1 Corinthians 16:1, 2.

Questions About Giving

Q:  May I designate my gift for a particular fund?
Yes.  You may designate giving to any of the following funds. 

  • General Fund — funds most local ministry at Valley
  • World Outreach Fund — funds world outreach efforts 
  • Sharing Grace & Mercy Fund — funds state outreach and multisite efforts
  • Deacon Fund — provides funding to meet short-term financial needs

Other Funds as Available
Q: From what types of bank accounts can I give? 
You may give from either your checking or savings account.
 
Q: Will I pay any fees when I give online?
No. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. 
 
Q: May I make a one-time contribution?
Yes. You have the option of making a one-time contribution. You may also set up recurring contributions which are scheduled on dates specified by you.
 
Q:  Can I change the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up? 
Not directly. If you'd like to change the amount or frequency, you must first stop the existing repeating gift, and then set up a new repeating gift on the Financial tab. Then you can set up a different amount or frequency. Please keep in mind that, per IRS regulations, once a gift has been made to the church it may not be refunded.
 
Q:  May I review my donation history online? 
Yes.  The site allows you to view several years of giving history along with any corresponding pledges you have made.  
 
Q:  Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes.  The church continues to send contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes. You may also download a contribution statement at any time through the portal.
 
Q:  Who can I talk to if I have additional questions about online giving?
For any questions or comments about the online giving system, please contact the Finance department by email at   or by phone at 860.673.6826.  You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.

Year-End Giving

For contributions to be treated as part this year's giving record, they must be received or postmarked by December 31. The following guidelines will be applied in determining present-year contributions:

·       Contributions can be turned in at December worship services.

·       Contributions can be hand-delivered through December 31, during Valley's office hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

·       Contributions mailed to Valley (590 West Avon Road, Avon, 06001) must be postmarked on or before December 31.

·       Online and mobile app contributions must occur by 11:59 p.m. on December 31.

·       Donated gifts of stock and/or other securities must be received into VCBC’s brokerage account by 11:59 p.m. on December 31.  (Please allow at least one week for processing).

 'Grace of Giving' Messages

Grace of Giving 1 – Obligated

Grace of Giving 2 – Voluntary

Grace of Giving 3 – Sacrificial