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2023 Year-End Information from Stewardship & Finance

The easiest way to contribute to First Church in Cambridge is online. In addition to making unrestricted gifts, our giving form allows you to direct your contribution toward specific funds and projects.

You may make an online contribution to First Church in Cambridge, either one-time or recurring, scheduled either for today or in the future, through our PCI Compliant provider, Vanco.

If you’d like to make a pledge for 2024, you can do so on our 2024 Stewardship Campaign page.

In addition to contributing online from your bank account, you may give by credit/debit card, by mail, from a Donor-Advised Fund, or in the form of a Qualified Charitable Distribution or a stock gift. Further instructions are included below.

Further Detailed Instructions

If you set up a username and password, you will be able to save your banking information, and also login to see your payment history.

There are two options: making a contribution and making a pledge.  These instructions are for setting up a contribution or payment.  Pledge instructions are here for our annual stewardship pledges.

Note that if you are setting up a recurring contribution, the amount you enter should be the amount for each payment. For example, if you are setting up a recurring monthly contribution that will total $600 for the year, please enter $50 as the amount.

For each contribution, please enter the amount and purpose(s), including any notes in the memo field to the right of each amount.

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In addition to donating online, you may give by text, by mail, or in the form of a stock gift. Read on for instructions.

Give by Text

For a general gift, text the amount $__ to 844-996-0982. This is a dedicated number, used only for texting money to First Church.

If you wish to designate your gift for a specific fund, add the fund name after the amount. For a list of funds, text the word FUNDS to the above number.

If it is your first gift by text, you will receive a response asking for your name, address and debit/credit card information. Subsequent gifts from your phone number will not ask for this information.

You will receive a response confirming your contribution. If you wish to cancel this donation, text REFUND.

If you would like to update your debit/credit card information, or your mailing or e-mail address, text EDIT. After a few moments, you will receive a link to make the updates

For additional instructions, click here.


You may mail a check payable to First Church in Cambridge to:

First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


If you have established a donor-advised fund, you may recommend a one-time or recurring grant, which will then be electronically forwarded to the church. If your gift is for a specific purpose or fund, please include that in the memo field.

EIN 04-2104074

First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


If you are over age 70-1/2, a QCD directly from your IRA can provide significant tax advantages. If you make such a gift, please e-mail the church finance office because the IRS requires a different process when the church records the gift. (Also, please initiate your gift before December 1 so that it has adequate time to clear your IRA account before December 31.) If your gift is for a specific purpose or fund, please include that in your e-mail.

EIN 04-2104074

First Church in Cambridge

11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Make a Stock Gift

Contributions of stocks or securities may have tax benefits for the donor. For instructions regarding making a stock gift, please email Rev. Karen McArthur, Minister of Stewardship & Finance at