3 Ways to Help

1. We’d appreciate any financial help we can get with our Operating Budget that supports staff and building operating expense.  You can make an annual pledge or you can request weekly offering envelopes or you can simply send a check.
2. Help us build the Endowment Fund’s base (principal) with a small or large gift. In 2006 we used only the interest from the Endowment to support the operating budget and pay staff salaries. But after the 2007 Wall Street crash, we had to start dipping heavily into the interest.  A check can help, or you can include us in your will.
3. The Minister’s Discretionary Fund is administered to help meet behind the scenes needs of our Lyme area neighbors in crisis. 95% of these funds come from individuals (and foundations) not members of the church. This money is a heavily used local mission fund.  (To contribute to this Fund, please make the check payable to The First Congregational Church of Lyme, and write “MDF” in the memo section.)