St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary

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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991

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You can make a recurring or one-time donation on our Giving Page.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Lisa Lietz at llietz@st.lukes.org or 407.876.4991 ext. 227.


Thank you for your continued support of St. Luke’s and its ministries.

Year-End Giving

A gift of stocks and/or mutual funds is the most common way to make an additional gift to the church. These gifts are tax-deductible at the full fair market value subject to some limitations. Also, the gain is not subject to taxation to the donor or the church. Example: a donor paid $2,000 to purchase stock now worth $10,000. If the donor sells the stock, he/she pays capital gains taxes on the $8,000 gain. If the donor gives the stock to the church, neither the donor nor the church pays taxes and the donor receives a $10,000 tax deduction.  Contact Lisa Lietz, llietz@st.lukes.org or 407-955-4796 for more information about non-cash contributions and always consult your legal, financial and tax advisor about the tax deductibility of your gifts.

If you are 70 ½ or older and planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, you may want to consider making charitable donations to the church through a Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD).

A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, if 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.

Qualified charitable contributions must be made by December 31 each year in order to exclude that amount from taxable income.

What can I do?

  1. Pledge: Let us know that we can count on your support this year. Your pledge is used to set the annual operating budget. Download a pledge card, pick one up from the church office,or email your pledge to contributions@st.lukes.org.
  2. Do something: Click here to log in to the “My St. Luke’s” secure giving site and make your one time or recurring gift. Every gift is important no matter the size.
  3. Give online: This benefits the ministries of St. Luke’s by establishing consistent giving patterns. Your gifts are received even when you have to miss worship.

Watch this video for step-by-step online giving instructions


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Commit: “Do you?”

Prayers
Do you seek God’s blessing on His church, St. Luke’s in your prayers? Do you ask for guidance in your daily walk and seek God’s direction for your life? Do you pray for those you know as well as those who have yet to enter your life?

Presence

Do you attend worship on a weekly basis unless you are sick or out of town? Are you plugged into a small group where you can be present and grow in your spiritual formation with Christ?

Gifts

Do you tithe (10%) or working towards the tithe in giving to St. Luke’s? Are you striving to reach beyond the tithe in your other gifts and offerings?

Service

Do you use your spiritual gifts and your life experience to serve others in the church, community and world? Does your personal use of time reflect this commitment?

Witness

Do you share your personal witness with others? Do you invite them to worship and other activities to expose them to the life changing experience of Jesus Christ?

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