Giving To First Christian Church
Your donation to First Christian Church helps us to bring our vision to fruition.
“The vision of this church is to lead people to faith and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian Life, to serve the community and world in which we live, and to work as one with all other Christians to bring about the Kingdom of God.”
On this page are listed many ways in which you can make your donations. If you have a specific donation not listed on this page or would like to volunteer your time instead, please contact us. To learn more about the First Christian Church funds available for donation, simply download the documents below.
Automatic Monthly Giving
Your monthly donation will be processed by way of an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) directly from your checking account. Download the form below, print-it-out, fill-it-out and mail it to the address provided on this page.
Download: FCC EFT Agreement
Send a Check
Designate on the memo portion of your check your intended cause. An end of year receipt will be sent for any donation more than $250.00. Retain your canceled check or check image for tax purposes. Mail your gift to the address provided on this page.
FCC Mailing Address
First Christian Church (DOC)
201 South Main Street
Paris IL 61944
Online One-Time Gifts
You may make a one-time gift using your credit card or your Paypal account. Your act of kindness is secure, safe and simple to execute. Choose a cause below for your donation.
Contact us to designate your gift.
If you need assistance in making your gift through Paypal click HERE for contact information.
UPDATE: The AmazonSmile Program is ending! You have until February 20, 2023 to make purchases that will benefit FCC. Read more information by clicking HERE.
Do you shop on Amazon.com? AmazonSmile is a charitable program run by Amazon.com to help support 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. On most purchases, Amazon will donate 0.5% to the First Christian Church.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support First Christian Church every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to First Christian Church.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select FCC to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to log-in to your Amazon account or create an account if you do not have one. If you use one of the links on this page, First Christian Church will be automatically selected to receive donations from eligible purchases as you shop. Click here to automatically select FCC. You will be taken to FCC’s welcome and sign-in page at Amazon. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation of 0.5% of your purchase.
Do you grocery shop at Kroger’s? Kroger Community Rewards is a fundraising program sponsored by the Kroger Company and allows you to support the First Christian Church while using your Kroger Plus Shopping Card at regional stores. Year after year, local schools, churches, and other nonprofit organizations earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®. All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card and designate the First Christian Church as your organization to support.
Please Note: Even though our local Kroger store is no longer in business, FCC will still benefit if you use your shopper’s card at any of the Terre Haute stores.
Here’s how to get started online:
Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and sign-in using your registered email and password. If you do not have an online account you can sign-up on-the-spot or download the Kroger mobile app on most devices and create an account there.
Once signed-in, find and click on the “Community Rewards” link. In the “Search” box enter our NPO number – 11394 … That’s it!
Now, whenever you swipe your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card at any Kroger Store you will continue to receive your regular Kroger discounts and rewards as well as have a small portion of your purchase donated to First Christian Church in Paris.
Your participation in this program benefits the work of our FCC Christian Women’s Fellowship, particularly their organization of bereavement meals.