Ways to Give
Contributions may be mailed to:
Second Presbyterian Church
600 Pleasant Valley Dr.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72227
Your generosity is a meaningful expression of your faith in God and your commitment to Christ’s work in the world.
The annual operating budget of Second Presbyterian Church enables congregation members to support our ministries of worship and music, Christian nurture and education, pastoral care and fellowship, compassion and justice. Support of the annual operating budget is the primary way these ministries are funded.
During your birthday month, celebrate your birthday by giving a dollar for each year of your life to our Church’s endowment fund. Whether you are 1 or 101 years of age, this gift gives back for all the blessings in your years. Our endowment fund provides financial support for all of our Church’s missions and ministries.
Each year on Pentecost, our congregation participates in our denomination’s Pentecost Offering. A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people and address the needs of children who are at-risk. Sixty percent of the offering goes to support the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s programs in these areas, and forty percent of the offering goes to a local organization in our community addressing the needs of children, youth, and young adults. We invite you to give generously.
Memorial gifts may be made in any amount to memorialize a deceased loved one or to honor a birth, anniversary, or other special person or event in your life. Church staff will send a memorial letter to whomever you designate, informing them of your gift.
Planned Giving is a gift, usually through an estate, to support the ministries of our church.
The Steve and Missie Hancock Scholarship Fund
Our church has established a scholarship fund in honor of Steve and Missie and in support of Steve’s passion for excellent pastoral leadership. Scholarships will be awarded to Second Presbyterian seminary students to lower financial barriers to being effective pastors. Your gifts toward the fund will be invested through our endowment fund, so that the earnings will continue to support the formation of pastoral leaders for years to come.
Dear Members and Friends,
In one of the most beautiful and compelling passages of scripture we are called to a special and joyful purpose. “Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” (Deut 6:4-5) Jesus adds that we should love our neighbor as ourselves.
Just after these words, Deuteronomy reminds us of a truth we already know—that we live in cities that we did not build; that we drink water from wells that we did not dig; that we eat from vineyards that we did not tend. (Deut 6:10-11)
Stories of Giving
Kathy & Jim Wilkins – Journey of Four Generations
Laura Cook – Support of the Community
You may choose to make your charitable contributions directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to give to our Annual Fund or our Endowment Fund. You may benefit from the IRA Charitable Rollover provision which allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. Please consult with your tax adviser and contact Aileen Moore or Malinda Kirchner in the church office for more information.
You may give a gift of appreciated securities to our annual fund or to our endowment fund. If you are interested in contributing appreciated securities to Second Presbyterian Church, you may do so by electronic transfer through your broker. You will need the following information to complete the electronic transfer:
FBO Second Presbyterian Church
111 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 377-8290 (fax)
Send to Stephens, Attn: Robert Feltus
Natasha Marlow (Registered Sales Assistant)