Vanco Online Giving (via bank account)*
Set up an account at COTA's Vanco donation page.
The Fremont Abbey is home to Church of the Apostles and is a true treasure in an age when many churches struggle to survive. At Church of the Apostles, we are continuing to grow in number, grow in giving, grow in outreach, grow in effectiveness as an organization, we continue to provide healing to people hurt by the church, we continue to give birth to future church leaders, our creative liturgies and music continues to evolve and grow and we are finding new ways to share our discoveries with others. We are growing in stability, growing in love, and are seeking more and more ways to be sent into the world as people transformed in Christ.
This is our season of Open House — we are ready to buy our community home, the Fremont Abbey.
In 2005 we moved into the Fremont Abbey, making it a space for our spiritual community, as well as a space that the community can access through the arts via the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
Our 100 year old building has become a landmark in North Fremont and Church of the Apostles has nestled into the landscape for the past 12 years. Every day, the doors open for the community, whether it is for church, music lessons, concerts, dance performances, rehearsals, video-shoots, self-defense lessons, yoga, community meetings, fundraisers, weddings, RISE parties, and so much more.
Church of the Apostles (COTA) invites you to join us in purchasing the Fremont Abbey and investing in making it an inviting place for all. We dream of a home that is beautiful, accessible, life-giving, and a long-term commitment to the community. Through the generosity of the Mission Investment Fund (of the ELCA), COTA has made a home in the Fremont Abbey. Now, we have an opportunity to become owners of this home. We call the Abbey home, let’s open our house for all.
Commit to our Open House Building Fund for special giving during 2015–2017. Gifts can be made online and checks can be made out to Church of the Apostles (memo: Open House Appeal).
Your monthly giving or one-time gift will allow Church of the Apostles to:
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Set up “bill pay” directly with your bank, who will then deduct the amount on a pre-determined date and mail a check made to:
Be sure to set up a memo line, especially if you are sending funds for the Open House Appeal.
Swipe your debit/credit card on the iPad station at Sunday service
Cash with label or Checks made out to Church of the Apostles; use the memo line to give to the Open House Appeal.
We realize that every individual & every family is in a unique financial situation. Open House benefits from contributions of any amount, and as such we're neither requiring nor recommending any pre-defined contribution amounts.
Instead of thinking of Open House pledges as equal slices of a pie, we think it's more helpful to think of this as a pyramid, where different gift-amounts are provided by more or fewer contributors. With all of these tiers added up, we'll have reached our goal.
For instance, in order to afford our mortgage plus accessibility improvements ($430,200), we can visualize it as coming from eight levels of varying amounts: