There are a number of ways to give gifts to Hope Church. A description is found below. For any questions about giving, email Treasurer Stuart Laughlin.
Set up safe and secure online giving as a one time donation or a recurring gift deducted automatically from your checking, savings account or from a credit card.
Go to https://hopechurchkop.churchcenter.com/giving
Save this URL in your Favorites
Click on the upper left LOGIN icon
Enter your email address
Click on “Send Me A Login Link”
In your email account, open the email sent to you and click on “Log In Now”
Enter your Profile Information if it isn’t already populated; make changes if necessary
Continuing on that screen, take note of the Text-To-Give number (84321) for giving using an iPhone (see below for Text-To-Give instructions)
Enter your desired payment methods for giving:
To charge you bank account directly (no fee for Hope):
- Select your bank from the drop-down list:
- Enter your banking credentials (User Name and Password)
- Click Submit
To charge your debit/credit card (Hope will be charged a small fee for credit card transactions):
- Enter your card number (without dashes)
- Enter the card’s expiration date as MM/YY
- Enter the card’s 3-digit CVC number
Making a Donation – ACH Bank Charge or Credit/Debit Card
Click on the default fund for a drop-down menu of funds available for online giving:
- Offerings & Tithes (General Fund)
- Love In Action Fund
- Love Works Fund
- Debt Reduction Fund
- Other funds may be added as needed
- Click on the appropriate fund
Enter the amount
Enter the frequency: Regularly (meaning recurring) or one-time
If Regular/recurring, select the frequency:
- Every other week
- Twice a month
If Regular/recurring, select the day of the week for the donation to be made and the start date
Enter your desired payment method for giving (see above for details)
Making a Donation – Using Text-To-Give via a Smartphone
Using your smartphone, text 84321
Enter your donation amount in the Text Message (dollar sign is not required)
Your donation will default to Offerings & Tithes (General Fund) unless one of the other established funds is specified (e.g., Love In Action, Love Works or Debt Reduction)
Send. You will immediately receive a confirmation message.
DIRECT PAYMENT FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT - Most banks enable you to make one-time or recurring transfers to Hope from your checking account. You can do this simply by going online to your bank account’s “bill pay” feature. This option has no cost to you or Hope Church.
BRING YOUR OFFERING TO CHURCH - Simply place cash or checks (made out to ‘Hope Community Church’) in the offering basket during the offering collection at any Sunday service.
MAIL YOUR OFFERING Send to: Hope Community Church, 740 N. Henderson Road, King of Prussia, PA. 19406.
PAYROLL DEDUCTION - Contact your employer for automatic payroll deductions to be sent directly to Hope Community Church. Once you have enrolled in the payroll deduction process, email Stuart Laughlin with your information.
GIFTS OF STOCKS AND BONDS - Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are great ways to give without incurring capital gains on appreciated assets. You can transfer your stock gift from your account directly to Hope’s account. The church will sell the asset and apply the amount of the sale to your annual contribution statement. If you have a stock certificate and want to discuss how to make a transfer, email Stuart Laughlin.
Each January, Hope’s Treasurer will send a Statement of Giving covering the previous calendar year for income tax purposes. Receipts will be sent for gifts of $250 or more and for annual giving $1000 or more.. Others upon request. For IRS purposes, a receipt from Hope is required only for an individual gift of $250 or more, regardless of the total annual amount, and only if used for itemizing deductions.
QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTIONS (“QCD”) - Individuals age 70½ and older can make contributions to Hope directly from their IRA accounts. Such distributions, called Qualified Charitable Distributions, are excluded from taxable income. While QCD contributions cannot be included in itemized deductions for federal income tax purposes, this method will be advantageous to a donor who uses the standard deduction rather than itemizing.
Also, Qualified Charitable Distributions count toward the annual Required Minimum Distribution requirement.
To initiate QCD contributions to Hope, contact the custodian of your IRA account.
Email Stuart Laughlin for more information. Also see IRS Pub 590-B and IRS Pub 526.