Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26

Why Do We Give?

We do not give out of guilt or to earn our salvation or to buy favor with God. We give because we have been given to. We give because we recognize that God has blessed us immensely and so we honor him by giving back to him out of our gifts. We give because we trust God and know that he is taking care of us and so we are free to be generous and put our gifts to use in his service. And we give because we know our gifts make an impact on our community, both through supporting the sharing of the Gospel, and meeting the real and tangible needs of those around us.

When you give, your gifts make it possible for Holy Cross Lake Mary to do the things you love and support and be the church you have come to know. General offering funds are tithed at 10% or more into charitable donations, including our Partner Organizations like The Sharing Center. General offering funds also support all the programming and events you enjoy at the church, from Sunday Morning Worship, the Youth Program and Family Serve to outreach opportunities like Trunk r Treat and our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

We strive to be good stewards of your donations and use them in Godly and appropriate ways. So you can be assured that your donation will have a positive impact on the world!

Ways To Give

Deferred Gift Planning

With the correct kind of deferred gift planning you will be able to maximize the gift you are able to make to Holy Cross. You will be able to structure your gift so that you could make a gift to the church or school and your heirs would not receive any less, only the government gets less. You can make an impact in the community and in your church that lasts beyond your lifetime. Contact Pastor Paul Hoyer (paul at hclm.org) to schedule an informational session.

Everyday Purchases

Your regular spending can provide a benefit to your church:

Amazon Website

Make online purchases through Our Link to Amazon.com and the church will earn a commission on the sale.


Designate Holy Cross Academy as your school of choice for the Target Take Charge of Education and the academy will get credit for every purchase made:


Thrivent Choice

You can select to designate Holy Cross as your designated recipient for Thrivent Choice if you invest in certain products through Thrivent.

Financial Planning

Sometimes we are not able to give as we would like because budgeting problems or excessive debt. In order to help you balance your life and your finances Holy Cross offers Crown Ministry and Financial Peace University classes throughout the year to help guide you through planning to succeed in this part of your life. Contact the church office or Watch the Church website and the Weekly for future class offerings.


Online Giving