Giving

Give Online

Support the ministries of St. Thomas/Holy Spirit! Simply click on the GIVE NOW button.

Giving online, also known as  Electronic Funds Transfer or EFT, is a convenient way to give. Make a one-time gift or set-up recurring payments. Your automated sustaining gift will be received regularly, even when you are out of town. Thank you for your giving!


Give By Shopping!

Amazon Smile

images-1When you shop Amazon, be sure to shop smile.amazon.com instead. In your account, please select “St. Thomas-Holy Spirit Lutheran Church” as your charitable organization to receive donations. When you shop, STHS receives a small portion of any sales. It’s free for you and your purchases are anonymous.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Every item available for purchase on http://www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Please select “St. Thomas-Holy Spirit” as your charitable organization today! And don’t forget to switch your mobile Amazon app to AmazonSmile!


Benefit Mobile

SUPPORT OUR CAUSE WHENEVER YOU SHOP!

We’ve teamed up with Benefit, a mobile app that allows you to instantly purchase digital gift cards to use online or in store. You can use the Benefit app to pay for everything from groceries and clothing to dinner out and travel. When you buy using the app, retailers contribute up to 20% of your transaction back to us — so you don’t have to spend an extra cent! The amount we raise can make a big impact for the people we serve. See how easy it is! 

Step 1: Download the app.

  • Benefit is a free download on your iPhone® or Android™ device.

Step 2: Set up your secure profile. 

  • Benefit partners with top banks and financial institutions to ensure that your data is handled securely, and that your bank and credit card protections remain in place.

Step 3: Select our organization name. 

  • Simply type our name or ZIP code in the Beneficiaries tab and select our name from the search results. 

Step 4: Shop online or in-store at over 160 retailers.

  • When you’re ready to pay, use the app to instantly purchase a digital gift card for the amount you need. You just show your phone at the checkout counter in a store, or use the gift card online. 

Download the Benefit app today and start making a difference every time you make a purchase.


Scrip Program – Retailer Gift Cards

It’s simple — scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to STHS at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, you redeem them for full face value, and our church keeps the difference as revenue. And scrip is exciting, because everybody wins: it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop!

The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our church without spending a single additional penny. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with scrip at the stores that participate in the scrip program! And scrip can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and dining out.

Scrip sales will be held the first 10 days of each quarter beginning in April. (We will plan to have a special scrip sale in November so you can order gift cards for Christmas). The church is planning on holding outdoor services as the weather gets nicer. You can turn in your order on April 4, Easter Sunday, when two outdoor services are planned. If you won’t be at church that day, or if there is inclement weather, you can mail your order with a check made payable to STHS to Louann Elledge, 56 Dorclin Lane, 63128. Your order must be received by April 10, as that is the date the orders will be submitted to GLSC.

The cards usually arrive about 3 days after the order is submitted. If we continue to have outside worship, the cards will be distributed at that time. Any orders not picked up at worship will be left at church. When you are ready to pick up your order from church, please call ahead to make sure someone is at church to let you in. The orders will remain locked in the office until you pick them up.

Step 1:

Click here for Participating Retailers 3-13-2021

Step 2: Get started by downloading the order form:

Great Lakes Scrip Order Form
DOWNLOAD GLSC ORDER FORM

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