Opportunities for Giving at Westminster
To encourage your financial support of the ministries of Westminster, you can now give online. This can include your regular support of the operating budget, a capital campaign gift, and per capita payments. The form for donations to the general fund can be found below.
We also offer e-giving where your support can be deducted on a weekly or monthly basis from your bank account. If you are interested in signing up for e-giving click here to download the e-giving information and sign up form.
Our congregation pays an annual amount of money, per church member, to our presbytery. The per capita amount requested of Westminster is a combined total of requests from the presbytery, the synod in which our presbytery is located and the General Assembly, based upon the respective budgets of these organizations for the coming year. For 2023 the per capita represents $41.00 for each man, woman and child who is a confirmed member of the church. If you have not paid your per capita amount for this year, please prayerfully consider doing so as this will help reduce the need from the church’s general budget. Thank you. If you would like to pay your per capita online you may do so below.
Our Giving Kiosk
Our Giving and Event Registration Kiosk is available to make it easy for you to purchase scrip cards, tickets for upcoming events, and make donations. The Kiosk is located in the Welcome Center.
What is Amazon Smile - it is a simple and automatic way for you to support Westminster Presbyterian every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop atsmile.amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase to Westminster Presbyterian. How do you shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go tosmile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile deice. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and starting your shopping. Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible. Can you use your existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry and other account settings are also the same. How do you select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. How much of your purchase does Amazon donate? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes or service charges. From time to time, there may be offer specials, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services for additional donations.
Westminster's Scrip Program
SCRIP is a program where the church purchases prepaid gift cards at a discount (ranging from 1.25-16%) and then sells them at face value. The discount goes into an account that can be used for a variety of uses based upon the church's needs. Gift cards can be used to give as gifts, to make everyday purchases, or to help maintain your monthly budget. We offer quite a variety including gas, grocery, restaurants, movie theater, clothing, crafts, home improvement, sports, car repair, Visa & Discover and SO much more. If you purchase one $25.00 gift card each month for a year, you could raise $20.00 for the church. For 300 members to make that commitment could mean $6,000.00 for 1 year. Think of the possibilities! The SCRIP table will be open the first and third Sunday in the Welcome Center. SCRIP is also available in the office Monday-Friday. Click HERE for the current scrip list. Fill it out and bring it with you on Sunday mornings to have your order filled. Cards that we do not have available can be ordered for you. Don't forget to share this opportunity with friends and family- the more the merrier! If you have any questions or would like to special order cards, please reach out to our Scrip Coordinator Sarah Hellman at [email protected] or contact the church office.
What is Stuff Etc? - Stuff Etc. is a consignment shop in Waterloo. If you are ready to say goodbye to some of your favorite items, consign them NOW with Stuff Etc. Furniture, housewares, home decor and much more are taken on consignment. How do you help Westminster Presbyterian with your donations? Consignor (Westminster) will receive 50% of the final sale price as listed on the church account. A buyer's fee is added to the price tag of each item and will not be reflected on the church inventory list. This is a fee incurred by the customer to offset the expenses of processing. Stuff Etc. accepts consignments Monday through Saturday. Advise Stuff Etc. that your donations are for Westminster Presbyterian Church, Act. 15018. No appointment drop off of 1 tote or 1 medium trash bag per day per customer. Furniture and large appliances are accepted 7 days a week without an appointment. Items must be clean, current styles, no garage sale stickers, free of odor and in season. Check their website or in-store signs for consignment standards. Please help support this trouble-free way of getting rid of unwanted items in your home.
Stuff Etc, 1210 Flammang Drive, Waterloo, IA 50702