Giving to First Parish
First Parish in Concord welcomes your donations of money or stocks. Our church is completely self-sustaining and we rely on our members and friends to raise our million-plus-dollar operating budget each year.
Gifts large and small are always welcome. Members and friends of First Parish are encouraged to pledge to the church each year during the Annual Pledge Campaign. Because it costs roughly $2,000 per household to run First Parish each year, we encourage pledges at or above this level.
We also realize that not everyone’s financial position will allow a pledge of $2,000 or more. Therefore we see $1,000 and $500 per household as similar benchmark pledges. Unlike other charitable giving, pledging to First Parish requires more of people. A greater gift results in a greater sense of ownership in the congregation.
At First Parish in Concord you can see exactly where your money is going. We post our monthly financial statements and will gladly answer any questions you may have about our fundraising or budget. You may give to First Parish today by clicking on the “Donate Now” or “Pledge Now” button on the left.