WAYS TO GIVE
Give through our church’s secure payment platform—it's simple and secure. Give a single gift, or schedule recurring giving using your checking account, debit, or credit card
DURING A SERVICE
Cash or checks can be given during our Saturday services. If you'd like to receive a tax deduction for cash gifts, the gift should be placed in an offering envelope with your name and address on it, and can be placed in The Giving Box on the way out. Offering envelopes are available on each table.
If you would prefer to send your contributions by mail, you may do so by making your check out to the “Bangor Seventh-day Adventist Church” and mailing it to:
Bangor Seventh-day Adventist Church
42 Orion Way
Hermon, ME 04401
NEW TO GIVING?
Jesus taught us to be generous—generous with our time, talents and personal finances. As a community, we take great joy in the many ways our faith is made stronger through giving. There is a satisfaction that comes from following Jesus’ example of generosity toward those most in need, and it is a privilege to use our resources to continue telling God’s story and help bring measurable change in the world.
Tithing Is More Than Giving
The word tithe literally means "tenth" or "10%." Tithing, or giving ten percent of your income, isn't merely giving something to God. It's giving back what was His to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him. The Bible says that tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything. It teaches us to always put God first in our lives.
WHY WE GIVE
Despite our tendency to shy away from the topic, nearly one quarter of Jesus’ teaching was about money. The truth is that money is morally neutral, but what we do with our money reveals something much deeper—what’s in our hearts (Matthew 6:21). God is the Creator and Owner of everything, so we are merely stewards of His stuff (1 Chronicles 29:14).
We encourage our members and regular attenders to follow the Biblical model of giving cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7) and sacrificially (Psalm 4:5). Contributing financially to the work of the church out of our “firstfruits” is both a renunciation of greed as an idol and an acknowledgement that all we have been given is given to us by God and is to be used for His purposes (Matthew 25:14-30). It is an expression of worship in response to all that God has done in our midst.