Online Giving

“In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes, — Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply.”

— Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 206

Other Ways to Give

There are special tax incentives that enable donors to increase their support by contributing investment assets that have gone up in value, such as real estate and stocks. Tax-burdened assets may also be given to the Church through one’s estate, such as US savings bonds and ultimate distributions from retirement accounts, which may save your heirs both income taxes and estate taxes.

Donors may also provide support through their wills, revocable living trusts or other estate plans. Please review our standard bequest language when considering adding bequests to the Church in your estate plan.

Charitable bequests may take various forms. Here are examples of what some individuals have done:

Outright (specific) bequest. This is a gift of a particular amount of money or item of property. (For example: “I bequeath $20,000 to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Beverly, MA.”)

Residuary bequest. The residue of an estate is the amount remaining after all specific bequests have been distributed; the exact amount will not be known until the final accounting is completed. The residue may pass as a percentage bequest. (For example: “I give one-fourth of the residue of my estate to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Beverly, MA.”)

Contingent bequests. You can name a secondary beneficiary to receive property in the event the primary beneficiary is not alive. (For example: “I bequeath $15,000 to my [spouse], but if he has predeceased me, I direct the $15,000 be paid to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Beverly, MA.”)

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