Support & Contribute

Thank you for supporting Saint Luke University Parish
and our ministries!

There are 3 ways to give your offerings to Saint Luke for Sunday and Special collections, flowers, Building Fund, pay your Faith Formation, etc. Those are on-line, Text, and envelopes.

Another way to earn money without spending any extra out-of-pocket money is with Scrip, AmazonSmile, and Direct Your Dollars.  It’s just spending what you would normally on groceries, gas, and much more. You make your purchase and the companies give us a percentage of your purchase. See below for information on all of these.

On-Line Giving: Set up either regular occurring contributions, a one time only or for special (even one-time) occasions. Our online giving portal is quick, easy, and most importantly, secure. Set-up from anything to Sunday, Building Fund, Faith Formation classes, Scrip, and more; or make a one time donation.

Text GivingFast, easy, safe. You are sitting in the Pew and you get that ‘OH NO’ feeling. You forgot your envelope or money, or there is a special collection, a fundraiser items you forgot were for sale this weekend.

No worries we have you covered. Get those cell phones out and text your donation. It works much like On-line Giving, but with the ease of text. Type in the number 616-552-4727, put your amount, where you want your contribution to go, send, and done. or there is a sale you forgot and those yummy treats are saying ‘buy me’.It’s that easy. Set-up today.

Click on the link for the
On-line Giving & Text Giving Instructions
If you would like more information as to how you can support us financially
or want to direct your donation to a specific area (building fund, student ministry, etc.)
please contact our bookkeeper here
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SCRIP offers a variety of gift cards that can be used to purchase food, gas, home goods, as well as special items to be given as gifts or the gift card itself (birthdays, holidays, etc.). You purchase and use the card at full value and St. Luke’ receives a rebate (usually 2-5%, but sometimes higher!). You can purchase them after Mass or online. For more information on how to, getting started, ordering, contacting our Scrip coordinator, and other information Click Here

*  Have your account already set-up?
*  Need that gift card now?
*  Check your balance, account, etc.
*  Then click on the above link.

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Do you use Amazon? Have you heard of AmazonSmile? Does making money for the church without costing you anything extra sound good? Well then click the link and get started. Instead of using the standard Amazon, you need to use AmazonSmile so a percentage of your purchase come back to St. Luke.

Sign in or set-up a new log in. Once you do that search for: St Luke University Church 

  • You purchase items, then Amazon give St. Luke a percentage of that sale.
  • Works with Amazon Prime
  • You do need to use AmazonSmile
  • There is not an App, but you can save the browser page to your phone’s home page.
  • If you purchase your Amazon card from Scrip, you can use that to make your purchase,
    so there are two donations right there.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Kim at the Parish Office or call 616-895-2247

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Did you know that St. Luke can earn $1,000 from SpartanNash, simply by shopping at any local company-owned store, including Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market. Through the Direct Your Dollars program, we can turn eligible receipts into cash for our organization!

It’s easy to help us “Direct Your Dollars.” Every time you shop at any Family Fare or D&W Fresh Market, save your receipts. We’ll be collecting them in our Direct Your Dollars box, located on the table by the entrance of our building. For every $150,000 in receipts we collect, we will earn $1,000 donation from SpartanNash. With your support – and your receipts – we’ll be raising money to purchase items needed. We do need original receipts to earn the $1,000 donation, so please no photocopies.

Thanks to the Direct Your Dollars program, we can raise money as you shop for our groceries each week. Start saving those receipts!

St. Luke University Parish will gratefully accept gifts in other forms, including the following: 

SECURITIES
Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds 

Charitable gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have been held for at least one year and have appreciated offer special tax advantages. You will receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift, but you will not have to pay capital gains tax on the appreciated amount. If you sell depreciated stock and contribute the proceeds, you will receive both a tax deduction for the charitable gift and deduction for the capital loss.

These gifts are processed by the Diocese of Grand Rapids of the behalf of St. Luke’s, and once processed the gift is sent directly to St. Luke’s. To make a gift of securities to St. Luke’s please contact Fr. Bill by email or calling 616-895-2247

PLANNED GIFTS
Planned giving is the process of carefully selecting the best method and asset for making a charitable gift. A deferred gift through an estate plan or life income gift offers you the ability to support St. Luke University Parish and retain the income from those assets during your lifetime. Such a gift can enable you to take full advantage of the tax laws to  accomplish your financial and charitable goals. Planned gifts can be made through, among others:

  • Bequests by will or living trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts
  • Beneficiary benefits from IRAs, pensions, or financial accounts

IRA REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS
If you are over 70½ years old and have required minimum distributions from a traditional IRA, you can gain tax breaks by lowering your taxable IRA payout as well as your adjusted gross income with a qualified charitable distribution, where donations are made directly from the IRA to a charitable organization and count against required distributions.

MATCHING GIFTS 
Many companies offer a matching gift program for employees and retirees. This allows donors to maximize their giving potential. For information and required forms, check with your company’s human resources department.

ENDOWMENTS
If you would like to ensure that the ministry at St. Luke’s flourishes long into the future you can leave a bequest or make a direct gift to the St. Luke’s Evangelization Endowment.