Giving

IT’S YOUR STORY

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can.

In all the ways you can. In all the places you can.

At all the times you can. To all the people you can.

As long as ever you can.

Thank you for being on the spiritual journey of generosity and for your contributions to God's mission through Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Without your gifts of participation, leadership, and financial support, we wouldn't be the same or have the impact that we do. 

Ways to Give

Participation & Leadership​

Let us know your interests, skills, and passions, and how we might connect you to meaningful experiences, relationships, and opportunities. Please contact Steve Oelschlager (steve@holycrosschurch.org) or the church office (office@holycrosschurch.org) for next steps.

DIY Electronic Giving

You can make one-time or recurring gifts through our online giving portal (donate.holycrosschurch.org). Contributions can be made from your checking or savings account, or from a credit or debit card. 

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Assisted Electronic Giving

We can configure recurring electronic gifts for you based on your instructions. Please download and complete the Enrollment and Authorization Form and return to the church office.

Text to Give

Simply text the dollar amount (as a number) that you would like to contribute to (847) 380-4842. A one-time configuration process will connect your gift to your credit or debit card. Text “Schedule” to configure a recurring gift.

Traditional Envelopes

All new members are automatically assigned an envelope number and will receive envelopes in the mail every other month. Envelopes can be placed in the offering plate during worship or mailed to the church office. If you use electronic giving and would like your envelopes discontinued, please contact Tom Miller (finsec@holycrosschurch.org).

Other Assets

Holy Cross has a brokerage account that can receive your gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, etc. (see Other Assets PDF for details.) Many people realize tax advantages by gifting appreciated assets directly to Holy Cross. Please contact Tom Miller (finsec@holycrosschurch.org) for more information or assistance.

Wills, Trusts, Insurance, Estate Plans

You can keep making an impact in this world beyond the years you are blessed to be alive. If you would like to consider a legacy gift related to your concerns, passions, and issues that touch your heart, please contact Pastor Bob (pastorbob@holycrosschurch.org) or Steve Oelschlager (steve@holycrosschurch.org). 

Planning Beyond Our Lives

Our estate plans can include both our concerns for our kids and the causes and ministries that we value today. If you would like to consider supporting Holy Cross or other ELCA ministries beyond your lifetime, one approach is to work with an ELCA gift planner. In the video below, Steve Oelschlager shares his family’s story of planning with Tim Urness from the ELCA Foundation.

With all our electronic giving options, please use our “I Give Electronically” cards during worship to participate in the offering. Giving is a spiritual practice that enhances meaning and purpose in our lives, and witnesses to our children and others that following Jesus is about connecting to something bigger than ourselves. Please use these opportunities to talk with your kids about the significance of giving in your life.