Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-13
Lord of the Mountains depends upon annual pledges from members and friends like you to meet the needs of our congregation and support our mission. With your gifts Lord of the Mountains is doing incredible things, including feeding the homeless through Day Services; opening our building to other congregations in the community; providing inspirational music during worship; and offering regular worship services and education opportunities.
Each fall our congregation holds a pledge drive to determine the operating budget for the following year. Individuals fulfill their pledges through weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual gifts. You can download and print an Annual Pledge Form to submit to the church at any time during the year.
Contribute while you shop at Amazon.com
Of course we first want to support our local businesses within Summit County, however, when considering an online purchase, please support LOTM through shopping at smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate .05% of the money you spend to the church with no cost to you. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, same Prime.
How to use Amazon to generate funds for LOTM:
- Log in to your Amazon Account home page
- Select the “Account & Lists” menu on the right-hand side
- Under the “Your Account” column, Select “Your Amazon Smile” (about 1/3 of the way down the list)
- Under the “Your Current Charity” box, Select “Change Charity”
- Under the tab “Or pick your own charity” type in “Lord of the Mountains” and hit the “Search Button”
- From the generated list, Select “Lord of the Mountains Lutheran-Church Dillon”
- Then whenever you purchase from Amazon, be sure you use the Smile option before searching for items. The website is: https://smile.amazon.com/
Contribute while you shop at City Market
If you shop at City Market and use a Loyalty (value) Card, LOTM will earn funds without any cost to you!
City Market has a program called “City Market Community Rewards.” Once you have enrolled in this program, every time you shop at City Market and use your Loyalty Card, LOTM will earn monetary rewards. Once a household member enrolls his or her card, all linked Loyalty Cards within that household will begin earning funds for LOTM.
If you don’t have a free City Market account, you’ll need to create one. City Market provides a helpful step-by-step guide if you need additional assistance. Click here to view it. To Sign up for this program please follow the directions below (it only takes a few minutes):
- Log on to www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com
- Click on “City Market Community Rewards”
- Sign in or create an account following the directions on the screen
- Once your account is created, search for ”Lord of the Mountains” under “Find your Organization” and click on it.
- Continue with the screen directions.
City Market does not sell your information. If you need assistance, please call the church office (970-468-6809).
The Charitable Endowment
The charitable endowment fund was created in 1994 with a generous gift of $120,000. The purpose of the endowment fund is to provide for mission work beyond the operational budget of our congregation. Grants are provided to 501(c)(3) and other recognized local, national and international charitable organizations. Through the Charitable Endowment Fund, Lord of the Mountains has assisted many organizations, including Summit County Schools Suicide Prevention Program, LOTM Camp Compassion Scholarships, Father Dyer Church medical mission, Community Dinner, Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp and Lutheran World Relief for Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
The six-member board is elected at the annual congregational meeting for staggered three-year terms. The board determines the quarterly grants based primarily on the need of the requesting organizations.
Legacy Gift Fund
When you're ready to make Transformational Gifts....those that exemplify your lifelong commitment to ministry and mission....your LOTM Legacy Gift Fund is your partner. Working together, we can help you answer the call to live as a faithful and generous steward while supporting and strengthening the financial capacities of LOTM churchwide ministries. We do this through your gifts, resources and planned financial giving.
Planned and major gifts may enable you to make a more significant gift than you thought possible, while at the same time advancing your financial and estate planning goals. Your LOTM Legacy Gift Fund can help you choose the option that's right for you and the ministries you wish to support. Some of the Individual Gift Planning Options include: Gifts made through trusts or estates, Charitable remainder trusts, Life insurance, Retirement assets, Memorial endowment funds, and Gifts of cash, appreciated securities and real estate.