The ministries and operations of Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista rely solely on the faithful giving of our members and friends. All that we have has been entrusted to us by God and we are simply stewards or caretakers, using our time, talent and treasure on behalf of God’s work on the earth. Your contributions sustain the church’s ministries, our outreach (through Helping Hands, Shoe Box Ministry and many others), and the operation and maintenance of our church home. We are not a large church, but the generosity of the members that make up the PCBV family enables us to do amazing things across our community.
Each year in October, members and friends are invited to make a pledge (estimate of giving) for the coming program year . Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21). Making a pledge is a spiritual discipline in which we intentionally and prayerfully consider how we use our financial resources. The Session of our church determines our ministry priorities and sets the annual budget based on the pledged commitments offered by the congregation.
We are grateful for every person who is able to contribute to our shared mission and ministry. Quarterly and year-end statements are sent to all who give. If you would like to make a financial commitment or gift to the church, please use the links below.
Your pledge matters – make a pledge now!
Legacy Giving – Gifts for the Future
Making a planned gift is not just for those who have great wealth or financial expertise, but for anyone with a generous spirit who desires to designate their giving while they are still living. As members and friends of Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, we share a deep sense of gratitude for those who have gone before us. They gave gifts not only to fund current needs, but gifts that continue to support vital PCBV ministries to this day and beyond.
What is a Planned Gift?
- Charitable Gift Annuities provide income to the donor during their life4ime
- Charitable Remainder Trusts provide income to the donor with the remainder of the gift going to the church upon the death of the beneficiary.
- Life Insurance policies
- Direct bequest of cash or assets
- Percentage of your total estate
- Appreciated stock (allows the donor to avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation and still derive the full benefit of a tax deduction on the market value of the gift.)
- Real Estate or Personal Property
We urge donors to work closely with their financial advisers to determine the most advantageous estate plan for their particular situation.
Why Consider a Planned Gift?
Your legacy gifts ensure the continued vitality of Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista from one generation to the next. While a planned gift brings the giver a sense of joy and fulfillment, it may also profit financial benefits to the donor, including tax savings, reduced capital gains and estate taxes, and release from financial management.
How Does PCBV Use Legacy Gifts?
Some donors elect to designate their giving to a particular area or project within the church’s larger ministry. Most give toward the general PCBV Endowment Fund, which allows the Session the flexibility of using the fund’s income for the church’s most pressing concerns. While not strictly an endowment, PCBV’s Session seeks to use Fund income rather than principal to supplement the church’s annual budgetary needs.
Presbyterians can support the church with a gift from their IRA (if they meet the qualifications).
Qualified charitable distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts may offer tax advantages.
Donors must be 70.5 or older to qualify.
PCBV is now officially a charity for the Amazon Smile program. If you already use Amazon, Amazon Prime or Amazon Business you simply add “Smile” and select your favorite charity. There will be no difference how your Amazon login will work. With “Smile” a small percentage of your purchases go to your favorite charity. If you don’t already use Amazon Smile, the following link will take you to Amazon Smile with the church selected as your favorite charity . It is … https://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_se_dshb_bk_smi
If you already use Amazon Smile with a different charity the link may not change your charity to the Church.