Apple Valley, MN
Opening Our Arms Wider Campaign
The Opening Our Arms Wider campaign seeks to secure funds to better meet our ministry needs and serve our community by making Christus Victor a more welcoming environment, refresh our entire facility, and strengthen our church identity. We invite you to join us in prayerfully considering how God might be calling you to support this campaign to ensure that the mission of Christus Victor of changing lives with Faith, Love, and Open Arms continues for the next 50 years and beyond.
THANK YOU again for your generosity and faithfulness!
Here’s an update on where we are in our Opening Our Arms Wider Capital Campaign:
- 120 individuals / families have made pledges, for a total pledged amount of more than $1,135,000
- $250,727 in actual gifts have been received to date
This puts us ahead of where we planned to be in terms of money received at this point in the process. This is fantastic progress toward making our goals a reality!
We’re also pleased to report that new pledges have continued to come in during September. If you were unable to participate during the initial pledge campaign, you can still participate at any time. Contact the church office for additional information.
We remain hard at work on campaign logistics. Our Facility Planning Team is working with our architect partner on project design and budget estimates. Our Facility Finance Team also is working with potential lenders to generate project financing options. One of the major factors that will impact our decisions is the amount of cash we’ll have available at the time construction begins, as that will affect the financing costs associated with any construction loans. The more cash we have available, the better terms we’ll be able to secure and the lower the overall cost of the project will be. As such, if you made a pledge or you plan to give a gift toward our campaign and are able to fulfill any part of your commitment in 2018 or early 2019, we’d greatly appreciate it.
If we continue to make progress as we have been, we hope to present a final plan to the congregation later this fall. Stay tuned for dates and times those presentations will take place, as well as for other ways you can continue to help with the campaign. Feel free also to bring any questions or feedback you have to a member of the Core Team at any time.
THANK YOU for Opening Our Arms Wider!
As we continue through the next steps of this Capital Campaign and Building Improvements/ Addition process, please continue fulfilling your pledge. Below are payment options:
The new envelopes have two lines: 1) General Fund and 2) Capital Campaign. Please indicate the amount for each on the envelope. It will be helpful for our volunteer counters if separate checks are used for the General Fund and Capital Campaign contributions. If a single check is used for both, please indicate the amount for each – General Fund and Capital Campaign – on the memo line of the check. If you would like offering envelopes but did not receive them, please contact the CV office.
Simply Giving (Electronic Deduction)
Complete and sign an Authorization Form and attach a voided check to the form. Return the completed form to the CV office for processing.
Other Electronic Giving (Electronic Bill Pay)
If you already use electronic giving to fulfill your General Fund pledge, you will need to set up an additional payment for your Capital Campaign giving. Please be sure you indicate in the notes/memo that the contribution is for the Capital Campaign.
If you would like to begin using electronic giving, please work with your bank to set up this recurring payment and make sure the memo/note designates General Fund or Capital Campaign. This will result in a check being issued from your bank and mailed to the church.
Gifts of Stock or Other Assets
If you plan on fulfilling your Capital Campaign pledge through a gift of stock, please read below.
First, initiate a gift of shares by completing a Charitable Donation Form obtained from (& submitted back to) your broker / financial institution. Information needed to complete the form regarding the CV brokerage account at Thrivent is as follows:
Receiving Firm Name: National Financial Services
Receiving Firm DTC #: 0226
Beneficiary Account Number: TY9134447
Beneficiary Name: Christus Victor Lutheran Church
Then, alert Deanna Luke in the Christus Victor office when a gift is being transferred, as stocks arrive in our account without identification and we want to make a timely sale of the donated shares. Include your name, mailing address and name/number of shares being gifted for tax receipt and purpose of gift, including if it is a payment on a pledge.
Donations from your IRA – For gifts from your IRA, please do not send us shares from your IRA, but instead, request a cash distribution to be sent to Christus Victor.
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