Giving to Grace Chapel
Supporting our ministry
We serve over 4,000 people across multiple locations on Sundays, and many more through midweek ministries like Celebrate Recovery, Mom to Mom, Family Connection, and Alpha. We also share our services online, on the radio, and on local cable TV. All of this ministry is supported by the generous giving of our congregation. There are several ways to give to Grace Chapel:
We'll reply to your text message with a link to a secure donation platform, iDonate.com. Take a moment to enter in your name, email, and payment method, and your account will be set up and securely stored for all future transactions. You can even setup automatic, recurring giving! If you need to update your giving information at a future date, simply text the word EDIT to 781 995 3435 and you will be emailed further instructions on how to log in and change your information.
MyGraceChapel is our secure, online system that allows you to make a one-time gift, or set up regular recurring gifts. You can also use your bank's online bill payment service to make a one-time or recurring contribution to the church.
We recommend that regular givers use envelopes pre-printed with their specific giving number, which allows the church to quickly and accurately record your contributions for tax receipt purposes.
Through the mail
Checks can be mailed to our ministry offices (please include your giving number, if possible):
Grace Chapel Ministry Offices (Attn: Finance)
3 Militia Drive
Lexington, MA 02421
Some individuals find it convenient (and advantageous for tax purposes) to directly contribute shares of stocks and mutual funds. Our finance department handles all the arrangements and the full market value of your securities is received by the church and posted to your giving records for tax purposes.
This document contains the instructions for donating stock.
Feel free to contact the Finance Department directly if you have any further questions
Wills, Trusts, and Planned Giving
If you'd like to know more about these options, please contact our Executive Pastor Bill Burke.
Year-End Giving Charitable Deduction IRS rules
If you have given more than $250 during Calendar year 2016, you will receive a Giving Statement that summarizes all contributions made to Grace Chapel in the Calendar year 2016. You can view and download your itemized giving records and annual statements by logging into your online account at MyGraceChapel.org.
Annual giving statements for 2016 will be available online by the middle of January. Paper statements will be mailed out by January 31, 2017.
By Credit or Debit Card: If you charge your gift to a credit card or debit card before 12 midnight on December 31, 2016, the amount will be included in your 2016 giving statement. This is true even if you don’t pay the credit card bill until 2017. You can also give via Debit or Credit card by texting an amount to 781-995-3435 or through online giving.
By Check / Banking Bill Pay: All checks will be included in your 2016 giving statements as long as the check is dated on or before December 31, 2016, and the check is received or postmarked on or before December 31, 2016. Please include your giving envelope number if possible.
By Stock Donation: All Stocks received into Grace Chapel’s, Merrill Lynch Account by 5:00pm on Friday December 30, 2016 will be included on your 2016 giving statement.
If you would like to stop receiving paper statements, please log into your account and click on My Complete Profile. You can edit your account by clicking on the pencil and changing your Giving Statement Option to Online Only.
If you have any general questions or would like more information about giving, please contact Grace Chapel’s Finance Department at 781-862-8351 ext. 162 or 161.