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We believe that everything we have comes from God, and that we have a responsibility to manage His gifts wisely. The Bible teaches us that Christians are to give freely, generously, regularly, joyfully and with the motivation of love for God and man. “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7). As we give, we consider how to give of our resources to show our thankfulness to God and compassion for His people.

Ways to Give

  • Place your gifts in the offering basket during a worship service.

  • Mail a contribution to the church office. 2696 Hazelwood Street Maplewood, MN 55109

  • Give by text. Send a text to 73256 and type in firstefc and dollar amount (ex: firstefc 100.00) and follow the prompts.

  • Register and give online one time or with automatic withdrawal.

To use our online giving tool you will need to set up a profile. This both ensures security and helps streamline contribution records in our database. When you set up your profile please record your username and password and keep them in a safe place. View our Giving Privacy Policy.

Care Fund

On communion Sunday (3rd Sunday of the month) we have the opportunity to give to the Care Fund at the end of the worship service. Money from this fund goes to help people in need in our congregation and community.