The British Christian mystic Evelyn Underhill observed that all Christian worship is summed up in one word: sacrifice. When Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with costly ointment (John 12) she demonstrates wholly and holy devotion to his life of compassionate love. Giving to any Church is an extravagant act of generosity and compassion. At Binkley your gifts are signs of abundance, in contrast to scarcity, in pursuit of our mission to “create joyful and compassionate community, explore spiritual paths, and pursue justice and peace in the way of Jesus.”
Ways to Give
Gifts in the form of cash or check are always welcome in the offering plate on Sunday. You may also mail your gift. Please address to: Business Manager, Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Gifts can be designated to the Pastor’s Discretionary fund, special offerings, or other designated funds. Please contact Duane Gilbert for details.
Thank you for considering a gift of stock to Binkley Baptist Church. If you are planning on donating stocks, please contact Duane (919-942-4964) to receive a letter of instruction.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)
When planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, you may want to consider making charitable donations through a QCD.
A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for those 70 ½ years or older in the year, as long as certain rules are met.
In addition to the benefits of giving to charity, a QCD excludes the amount donated from taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. Keeping your taxable income lower may reduce the impact to certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare.
Also, QCDs don’t require that you itemize, which due to the recent tax law changes, means you may decide to take advantage of the higher standard deduction, but still use a QCD for charitable giving.
Our yearly Program of Ministry budget is determined based on pledges made by our members and friends. Each year, we explore together what it means to be stewards of God through giving.
Time & Talent
While monetary gifts are necessary to keep the church’s doors open, we also need the individual and collective gifts of time and talent from our congregation to accomplish Binkley’s mission in the community. To learn more about the ministries of our church, visit the Serve page, or contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities.