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    Stewards of God’s Resources
    At Community Fellowship we desire to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ, to tell His story, and to relationally engage our neighbor for the glory of God. You can share in this vision by becoming a partner with us in the ministry of generosity.

    Generosity Options

    Financial:

    • Place your gifts in an offering basket during any worship service or drop them in the offering boxes that are provided on the wall as you leave the sanctuary. Envelopes are available at the Information Desk in the lobby.
    • Establish an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account.
    • Use online giving to establish a one-time or recurring gift via an ACH transaction. (Note: Community Fellowship does not currently accept credit or debit cards for donations).
    • Setup a one-time or recurring payment through your bank’s online checking program.
    • Mail your contribution to the church office.
    • Arrange for a stock donation by contacting Judy Riley (630-562-9184 x 222).
    • Take advantage of employer matching gift programs
    • Legacy gift/estate planning. For more information contact Judy Riley (630-562-9184 x222)

    Volunteer Opportunities:

    All of our ministries can attribute their success to the ongoing support of volunteers. Make a difference in your life and the life of others in our congregation by volunteering your time and talent. Sample volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to): Nursery helpers, Sunday school support for early childhood, junior and senior high ministries, worship, small group leadership, Awanas, Men's & Women's ministries, and more. Contact the church office for volunteer opportunities.

    FAQ’s:

    Where do my donations to Community Fellowship go?

    General Operating Fund - Donations to Community Fellowship support the General Operating Fund. This fund makes the day-to-day ministries and services of the church possible.

    Compassion Fund - Donations to the Compassion Fund support the ongoing needs of people in our congregation through services and financial support during difficult times.

    Missions Fund - Donations to the Missions Fund helps to support the ongoing work of 18 missionary families who are stationed all over the world.

    How does Community Fellowship maintain financial accountability?

    The finances of Community Fellowship are monitored through a system of internal controls along with a budgeting and reporting process. The Operations Team is responsible for financial oversight along with guidance and direction for our Elders. An annual review is performed by an independent certified public accounting firm. Anyone may request a copy of Community Fellowship’s most recently auditor sanctioned financial statements. Contact Judy Riley to ask general questions about our financial practices.

    How can I obtain a copy of my contribution statement?

    Annual contribution statements are mailed in January and include all of the donations made for the previous calendar year for tax purposes. Interim statements are available upon request. Send an email to to request a current statement.


    Online Giving FAQ’s:


    Can I try this just once?

    Yes. You can give once, as often as you like, or setup an automated schedule.

    Can I schedule recurring donations?

    Yes. You can specify whether you want your contribution made once, weekly, twice per month, monthly, quarterly, or annually.

    Can I update the frequency or amount of my donation?


    Yes. You can edit your automated giving at any point. The control is in your hands.

    Can I designate my gift to a particular fund?

    Yes. There are four funds available: General, Deacons, Debt Retirement, and Missions. You can identify a portion or all of your gift to any of these funds.

    Do I pay any additional fees to give online?

    No. There is no charge to give online.

    When is my donation charged to my account?

    Most online transactions are posted in 1-5 business days.

    Is online giving secure?

    Yes. All account information you enter is secure. No one has access to your data unless authorized by you.

    Will I still receive a giving statement?

    Yes. Annual contribution statements are mailed in January and include all of the donations made for the previous calendar year for tax purposes. Interim statements are available upon request.

    Will I receive a confirmation for my online donation?

    After you process your gift, you will see a printer-friendly confirmation page. You can also request an email confirmation.

    How do I get help?

    Contact via email or call (630) 562-9184 x222.

    What is your privacy policy?

    We value your privacy and will not share your personal information with any outside party. The information we collect on our website is used for the purpose of contacting you in the event of an error or change of scheduled event, donation, etc. We will not sign you up without your consent for email or snail-mail correspondence beyond information related to the event for which you registered. When requesting sensitive information, such as creditcard numbers you will automatically be transferred to a secure web domain signified by https:// at the begining of the address. If you have questions, please contact us at 630-562-9184 or


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