Give to North Heights

There are a number of giving options you can choose to help support North Heights Lutheran Church.

Give Online

It is easy and secure to give online, schedule your giving, create an account, and give quickly. Your contribution history is available through our secure MyNHLC website. When you create an account it will be linked with your database record within a few days.

Give By Text

  1. Send a text message to 612-255-4541
  2. The first time you give by text, you will be prompted with a one-time registration screen
  3. Save 612-255-4541 to your phone’s contact list for easy access
  4. Simply text subsequent donation amounts to 612-255-4541

To change the account information associated with your phone number:

  1. Text "Reset" to 612-255-4541
  2. Text "Help" with questions

Simply Giving

Simply Giving is a way for you to make donations through a pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account. This can be done on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly frequency.

  1. Fill out the authorization form at Simply Giving.
  2. Mail the authorization to: Luann Pheneger, North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 W Hwy 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112.

Cash Giving

Offering envelopes help us track cash gifts for financial records and for the year-end giving statement. If giving with a check, you do not need envelopes. Blank envelopes are available at each worship site—simply write your name and your current address on the envelope.

To request offering envelopes, to stop getting them, or to change a name or address, contact Luann Pheneger or 651-797-7825.  

Give the gift of Christian Education

Give the Gift of Christian Education is a fund created to encourage students and their families to receive a Christian Education and increase enrollment at North Heights Christian Academy.

Other ways to Give

Wills

It's never too early to start thinking about how your estate will be distributed. Unfortunately, every day millions of dollars are lost through unnecessary taxes and estate expenses. Your will is an excellent way to assign a portion of your legacy to your church or worthy charity. North Heights can assist you with more information about setting up a will. More info»

Trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is an irrevocable agreement that provides numerous advantages, especially when gifting appreciated assets. When a CRT is created, capital gains tax can be avoided and you can receive an income tax charitable deduction on a portion of the value of the gift. Since the gift is irrevocable, it is removed from your estate, thereby avoiding potential gift and estate taxes.

Gifting of Stock

Gifts of long-term stock (stock owned for more than one year) and other securities are a popular way to give to North Heights Lutheran Church. Gifts of securities include publicly traded stocks, gifts of mutual funds, Treasury bills and notes, corporate and municipal bonds, and stock in non-publicly held companies. It’s extremely easy to give stocks and other securities that are marketable—that is, are sold to the public on stock exchanges or over-the-counter markets. No matter how large the donation, there is no need to obtain an appraisal. The value is simply based on what the stock or other security sell for on the exchange on the day of the donation (the average price between the highest and lowest quoted selling prices on the donation day is used). 

The gifting of stock to your church can have unique requirements. For assistance please contact Luann Pheneger at 651-797-7825 or email: Luann Pheneger. For Donor Advised Funds and IRA Distributions you can also contact Orlando Logelin at 651-230-8034 or email: Orlando Logelin

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Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed legislation to permanently extend the opportunity for Americans age 72 or older to make direct transfers up to $100,000 from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to charitable organizations. You no longer have to wait until December every year to see if Congress will allow IRA transfers because they are here to stay. Once individuals reach age 72, they are required to take minimum distributions from their retirement plans each year, according to a federal formula. IRA rollovers to charity count toward your minimum required distribution. Those who face donation limits based on income will also appreciate the rollover. Usually, you cannot donate more than 50% of your adjusted gross income (and sometimes you are limited to 20-30%). However, when the money goes directly from your IRA to North Heights Lutheran Church as a qualified charitable distribution, it is not counted against that limit because it is not counted in your gross income. If you are someone who usually gives up to half of your adjusted gross income, you can now give up to $100,000 more from your IRA. This could enable you to avoid paying a substantial amount of money in federal income tax on IRA distributions.

No charitable tax deduction is allowed because these IRA transfers involve assets that have never been taxed.

How to Make IRA Transfers to North Heights Lutheran Church
To qualify for the IRA charitable transfer, the gift must come directly from your IRA administrator, should be made payable to North Heights Lutheran Church, and mailed to: North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 W Hwy 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112.

Ask your IRA administrator to include your name and gift designation in the accompanying documentation. You may designate an unrestricted gift to North Heights Lutheran Church or specify a program or project authorized by the church. If giving to a specific area, include that information with your gift.

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