Giving at Sandia Presbyterian

SPC is a very generous church and has been for its entire life.
Our generosity is rooted in our understanding that all we are and all we have belongs to God, and we are called to steward all he has given us (Psalm 24:1).
Stewardship is about managing God's resources, so we are all caretakers of God's truth and the gifts given to us by the Holy Spirit.

We encourage all of those who are part of our Church family to give—not out of obligation but out of a spirit of worship. Although we are not currently able to physically gather in worship, our mission continues.  Your gifts during this critical time will  allow us to continue doing God's work in our midst, in our community, and in the world around us. 

WAYS TO GIVE

ONLINE 

Click the button on the right to set up a one-time or recurring payment via credit card or bank draft

TEXT to GIVE

Send a text message with the dollar amount (e.g. $10) to
1-505-207-5040 to give to the operating fund, or text "give" to receive a link texted back to choose a fund or multiple funds. If this is your first time giving this way, you will have to fill out a short form with your billing info. You can view or download a pdf tutorial here or watch the brief video below.

Mail a check

10704 Paseo Del Norte NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Bill Pay

If your financial institution offers this service, they will make us a check directly.  Search their website or contact your bank for instructions.

STOP BY!

Our building is currently closed, but we installed a locked mailbox out front. If you need an excuse to drive somewhere and look at the beautiful mountains, please bring your check by and put it in the mailbox. It is secure and will be checked frequently.  

 

Securely Give

Your gift helps us live out our vision to serve the world.

Give Online

Why We Give

The Gospel calls us to recognize that everything we have is a gift from God and the gifts God gives us are to be used for His glory and to further His kingdom.

Jean's Story

Jean is a long time member of our congregation and her story of what our church means to her and her family is a great example of why we give.

2020 GIVING CATEGORIES AND FUND LIST WITH TAX DEDUCTIBLE STATUS

SPC General Operating

All budgeted funds - salaries, facility, ministry programming, and mission expenses

Y

Adult Christian Education

Donations to supplement budgeted funds for books, licenses, and supplies

Y

Boy Scouts

Donations to Boy Scout Troop 1 chartered by SPC

Y

Building Fund

Donations for non or under-budgeted projects necessary for the upkeep of our facility

Y

C4 Ministry

Donations for supplies for the  Coffee, Crafting and Church Community group

Y

Capital Campaign

Completed in 2018 and all funds now go to reduce our mortgage principle

Y

Children's Christian Education

Donations to supplement budgeted funds for Children's Programs

Y

Dance It UP

Donations to support dances held monthly at SPC for individuals 18+ years old with special needs

Y

Deacon's Fund

Support for SPC members experiencing temporary financial difficulties

Y

Debt Reduction

Goes directly to mortgage principle reduction

Y

Disaster Relief

Sent to Presbyterian Church USA for disbursement

Y

Dollar-A-Day

Retired campaign – contributions go to Building Fund

 

Fellowship-Wednesday Night

Donations for supplies for Wednesday night Fellowship classes and meals

Y

Flowers

Purchase of Easter Lilies, Christmas Poinsettias, or Sanctuary flowers

N

Food Pantry

Funds distributed equally among local food banks: Rio Grande Food Project, Steelbridge, The Storehouse, and Cornerstone Methodist Church

Y

Great Banquet

Spiritual Retreat hosted by SPC Staff and Volunteers twice a year in the fall and spring

Y

Group Life

Donations supplement budgeted funds for fellowship and group activities

Y

Heifer Project

Gifts of animals/agricultural training to provide self-sufficiency for struggling communities world-wide.  Annual drive at Christmas, but funds can be accepted throughout the year

Y

Living Water

Donations support mission trips to drill community water wells in Guatemala

Y

Memorials

Donations made in honor of a deceased friend or loved one, and used to provide food and supplies for memorial services

Y

Missions

Donations supplement budgeted funds which support 2 rural churches in NM, Family Promise, Meals on Wheels, East Central Ministries, and a community in Maji Ethiopia

Y

Music Ministry

Donations supplement budgeted funds for sheet music, instruments, and equipment

Y

Parent's Night Out

Donations to Youth Missions for volunteer child-care services

Y

Pastor's Discretionary Fund

Funds used at the discretion of Pastor Doug Hucke, usually in support of SPC staff

Y

Play Area Fund

Donations for upkeep or replacement of worn playground equipment

Y

Pentecost

Goes to Presbyterian Church USA for disbursement

Y

Per Capita

Donations sent to Presbytery of Santa Fe for annual $35 per person fee

Y

Pre-School Donation

Donations supplement tuition income for supplies and equipment

Y

Preschool Payment

Preschool Tuition Payments

N

Toolbelt Ministry

Donations for tools and equipment used by the weekly volunteer group that provides maintenance and repair

Y

VBS Registration

Payments for Vacation Bible School attendees

N

Sponsor-a-Bible

Donations to purchase Bibles presented by Children and Youth Ministries to individuals when a student enters 3rd grade

Y

Souper Bowl of Caring

Annual drive held by SPC Youth on Super Bowl Sunday to collect funds for a local food bank

Y

Youth Camps/Registration/Fees

Registrations or fees for specific Youth activities/trips

N

Youth Missions Donations

Donations to further Youth Missions trips or local work

Y

Youth Missions Payments

Payments for items purchased for fundraisers such as the annual Mother's Day Plant Sale

N

Giving FAQs

Q: Where does my giving go?

A: Your generosity supports all the programs here at SPC. Unless you specify otherwise, giving to the General Fund supports everything we do here at Sandia Presbyterian, from our Children and Youth programs, to Missions and Outreach, to the Staff and the Facilities that support our valuable programs.

Q: May I give to a specific church program?

A: Yes, just be sure to mark your check or check one of the selections on the on-line giving page.

Q: May I set up automatic monthly giving?

A: On "Securely Give" above, use "Scheduled Giving" to schedule multiple donations. For other methods of giving, you can arrange regular giving on your own, or contact Business Manager Regan Stuecker for assistance.

Q: Will I get a receipt for my gift?

A: Yes, the church sends giving statements quarterly and at year-end. Contact Regan Stuecker, our Business Manager, if you need a receipt beyond our regular mailings. For an "in kind" gift, your receipt will describe the gift, and you are responsible for documenting its value.

Q: What are the different ways I can give to SPC?

A: We offer choices, and you may use one or more! See detailed instructions below:
- Secure online giving
- Cash or check in the offering plate on Sundays
- Mail your check
- Bank bill pay service
- Appreciated stock or mutual fund shares
- Text to give

Q: How do I take advantage of SPC's secure online giving?

A: Just follow these steps:
1. Click on the "Securely Give" link above, which takes you to the log-in page. You may also use My Sandia, at the top of each page of this site. It's the same, except that you need a separate password.

2. Click on the “First Time” button and fill in your information. This matches you to our financial system. The password only uses letters and numbers, no special characters. We cannot see your password, so write it down where you can find it.

3. Click on the “Submit" button.

4. On the next screen, make your giving choices:
When to give:
- "Give Now" allows you to make a one-time gift. You can donate to more than one fund in the same transaction; then, set the date for your gift.
- "Scheduled Giving" allows you to set up a schedule for multiple donations. Click on the "Activate Schedule" button to start your scheduled giving.
How to direct your gift:
- Special offerings, specific funds, split your gift among more than one fund
How to pay:
- Credit card - consider checking the 3% box to add 3% to your gift to cover credit card company processing charge. (For a $100 gift, SPC gets $97 of your $100 charge. Check the box and you'll be charged $103, but SPC gets your full $100 gift.)
- Electronic check - the system will withdraw your gift directly from your bank account with no processing fee.

5. Click the “Submit” button to process the donation.

6. My Account – This button allows you to edit your information, check on your donations, and print your own statements.

7. When you are finished on the site, click on the “Log Out” button.

Questions? Email Regan Stuecker.

Q: How do I mail my gift?

A: Make sure to mark your check with "Operating Fund" or with the fund to which you want the gift credited. Then mail to:
Sandia Presbyterian Church
Attn: Business Office
10704 Paseo del Norte
Albuquerque NM 87122

Q: Can my bank send a contribution from my account?

A: If you have "bill pay" set up on your bank's website, you can give to SPC as you pay bills. You may also be able to set up recurring payments.

Q: How do I give appreciated stock or mutual fund shares?

A: Generally, giving appreciated stock is beneficial for tax purposes, selling, and then giving, if the sale is at a loss.
- Have your broker send the stock to:
...our broker...
DTC #: 0443
Account #: 4N2-042717
- Then call the SPC business office and give Regan Stuecker your instructions.

Q: Is it safe to give by text?

A: Yes, follow these simple steps:
1. Simply send a text message with the dollar amount (e.g. $10) to 1-505-207-5040.
2. For your first gift, you will fill out a short form with your billing information.