Giving

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse…and test Me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you a blessing until it overflows.” (Malachi 3:10). 

Tithes

Our tithes (from the biblical word meaning “tenth”) are what we do to support the regular ministries of the church. We are asking each person to consider committing themselves to this kind of faithful giving. We would encourage you to take God at His Word when He says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse…and test Me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you a blessing until it overflows.” (Malachi 3:10). 

Offerings

The Bible also speaks of “offerings.” Our church has the privilege of having five special ministries: Vision of Hope, Faith Community Ministries, Faith Bible Seminary, Faith Christian School, and Faith Global Missions. We are thankful God has entrusted these ministries to us even if they do require special support. 

We ask each person in our church family to consider, beyond their regular tithing, to help the church meet our financial obligations to these five special ministries by committing to give a special offering to one or more of these ministries each month. While each person’s situation will be different, we are asking the average person or family in our church to consider giving approximately $100 per month beyond your regular tithing to help insure that we can fund our special ministries well.

Charitable Donations through AmazonSmile

Would you give more to those in need if you could? 

You can every time you buy something from Amazon. Here’s how:

  1. With every purchase you make through AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com), Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
  2. If you choose to designate “Faith Church of Lafayette Inc” as the charitable organization of your choice, 100% of the funds received via AmazonSmile go into Faith Church’s Deacon’s Fund: “The Deacon Fund of Faith Church is used to meet the material needs of church members and community members.  Generally these are situations where the love of Christ can be shown in practical ways when life's circumstances overwhelm us.  Funds may be used to  pay utility bills, provide transportation, supply food, or meet other practical family needs.”

Over time, and with enough people participating, this could be a huge benefit to those in need within our church and community. And the only cost to you is the time needed to set up the charitable organization of your choice through AmazonSmile and then the simple thoughtfulness to make all purchases through AmazonSmile as opposed to plain-old Amazon.com. If that is something you’d be willing to partner with us in, following are a few FAQs/instructions.

How do I designate Faith Church as my charitable organization?

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. Go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page (view screenshotplease note that the screenshots are from the desktop browser; mobile browsers will look a little different but follow the same organizational principles).
  3. Select the option to Change your Charity (view screenshot). Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  4. Search for “Faith Church Lafayette” (view screenshot).
  5. Select “Faith Church of Lafayette Inc” (view screenshot).

Once I set up my charitable organization through AmazonSmile, do I just shop through Amazon as usual?

No, you need to make sure you always shop through https://smile.amazon.com, not just amazon.com.

Are there fewer offerings or any price differences on AmazonSmile?

No. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price.

Can you use AmazonSmile through the Amazon Shopping app?

  1. Unfortunately, Amazon does not support AmazonSmile on the app, only through its website.
  2. However, there is a very easy workaround:
    1. Create a shortcut to AmazonSmile’s checkout page and place it right next to you Amazon Shopping app (see screenshot).
    2. Find what you’d like to purchase through the Amazon Shopping app and place those items in your Cart.
    3. Instead of checking out through the app, however, simply close the app, use that AmazonSmile shortcut you created, and go to checkout on the web. All of the items you placed in your cart on the app are now in your AmazonSmile cart on the web ready for checkout.
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Legacy Foundation

Faith Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to assist people who desire to wisely give of their bounty to increase the reach and ability of the ministries of Faith. We're thankful for your consideration of us in your legacy.