Giving

Church in the Forest has been a compelling presence on the Monterey Peninsula since 1987. Generous members and friends sustain the church through their gifts that are expressions of their faith in God and in the mission of the church. Worship, bible study, music, fellowship, pastoral care and community outreach are made possible with financial gifts to the church. You can contribute to the church in several ways:

ANNUAL PLEDGE
Consistent with the philosophy that current members support current needs, pledge income provides over eighty percent of the revenue for the annual budget. Church in the Forest invites all members and friends to make regular commitments to the church by pledging each year, allowing the church to plan and manage most effectively. Click to make an online pledge or to arrange a regular online contribution.

LEGACY GIVING
Many member and friends of Church in the Forest extend their financial support to future generations for years to come through a Legacy Gift in their wills, trusts, estate plans, or with other types of life income or outright gifts. Such gifts can offer tax benefits during the donor’s life and/or reduce estate and inheritance taxes.  All Legacy Gifts are invested in the Church in the Forest Fund for the Future, which, by design, is the main source of revenue for the capital budget of the church, and it also supports some ongoing church programs. Because of Legacy Gifts, the church’s ability to fulfill its mission is greatly enhanced. In addition, individuals who provide for the church in their estate plans will be recognized as members of the Church in the Forest Legacy Circle. If you have already included the church in your estate plans, please notify us so that we may thank you and include you in the Legacy Circle. If you wish more information about Legacy Giving please contact the church at [email protected]  or 831-624-1374 and ask to speak with our ministers or the Fund for the Future chairperson, or consult your legal or financial advisor. If you or your advisors wish more information about the Fund for the Future Gift Acceptance and Investment Policy documents please click here.

MEMORIAL GIFTS
Memorial Gifts in memory of a loved one or friend are gratefully accepted to enhance the mission of the church. If the donor desires, the gift can be included in an established program fund such as music, garden or scholarship. To make your gift online fill in the form below or mail your contribution to: Church in the Forest, P. O. Box 1027, Pebble Beach, CA, 93953-1027.