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Give to UPC

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Because the major holidays land on Sundays this December, it’s extra-important to get year-end gifts to UPC in on time. Your gifts to support Shared Ministry at UPC make a huge impact as we live out our mission. Gifts can be made at UPC, online (www.upc.org/give), bv texting “UPC” to 77977, or by mail. Gifts of stock or appreciated assets are also welcome. Gifts must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2016 to qualify for tax deduction. UPC will have limited office hours on December 30 and 31. Contact Jennifer Perrow (jenniferp@upc.org) with questions.

Your gifts make ministry happen. Our mission is to share the hope of Jesus Christ with people in Seattle and around the world. When you give here, you make that happen.

We are a group of people on mission together, and we’re excited about what God is doing in and through our church community. When you give to UPC, lives are transformed. People are fed, baptized, visited, counseled, prayed for, encouraged, taught, and loved—all in the name of Jesus. Your gifts here matter.

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Ways to Give

ONLINE GIVING   
Pushpay or My UPC (Proclaim)
Mobile Device Giving

AUTOMATIC BILL PAY
Many banks offer a convenient online bill pay option for one-time or recurring gifts. Contact your bank for information.

CHECKS AND CASH
Give at UPC or mail to University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, 98105. Offering envelopes available by request. UPC will be open for limited hours on December 30 (9am-5pm) and December 31 (9am-12pm).

NON-CASH GIFTS
To donate stock or appreciated securities: Our broker is Greg Hastings at UBS Financial. Please contact his associate, Lynne Olsen (lynne.olsen@ubs.com; 206.628.8548). Our DTC # is 0221, and our gift account # is WI12553. Please also notify UPC’s Finance Office (finance@upc.org; 206.524.7301 x456) that you have made a stock/securities gift.

To donate property, IRAs, or other assets, please contact Jennifer (jenniferp@upc.org; 206.524.7301 x194).

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
It’s easy to make a grant to UPC from a donor-advised fund (such as the National Christian Foundation or Schwab Charitable Giving). Contact Jennifer (206.524.7301 x194).

BEQUESTS
Including UPC in your estate plans ensures that UPC can share hope in Jesus Christ with future generations. Contact Jennifer (206.524.7301 x194).

Why Give

We give because every single thing that we have—time, money, talents—has been entrusted to us by God. Scripture teaches us that one way to thank God for his blessings is to return a generous portion of them back to him. Being a generous giver is an essential part of living in a way that honors Jesus Christ. Giving is also an act of worship, which is why it’s a part of our services each week.

Try it. We encourage you to give generously to fund God’s work in the world. You’ll be delighted as you watch your gifts make ministry happen. It’s the best investment you can make.

Where Does My Gift Go?

Your gifts make ministry happen. Here’s what that looked like last year:

UPC supported 72 missionaries in 26 countries.
Global Friends welcomed 225 international students and families each week
69,160 meals were prepared in Geneva Kitchen (and 17,900 cookies made)
74 new members joined
13 adults and 30 infants were baptized
Deacons delivered poinsettias to over 100 homebound members
The Language Institute served students from 32 different countries through ESL classes and tutoring 
36 barrels of food were collected for the University Food Bank
Over 120 women attended midweek groups for moms
UPC's mental health advocate served an average of 65 people each week
UPC sent 102 university students on mission trips to Serbia, India, The Dominican Republic, and more

FINANCIAL INTEGRITY

UPC voluntarily engages in an independent financial audit each year, and consistently receives the highest marks. Your gifts are well-stewarded here.

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