For those who would like to contribute to the ongoing local and global work of Mariners Church, we offer a few thoughts:
Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.......Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:7, 15
We practice the discipline of giving first and foremost out of response to the loving good gift that is Jesus Christ who gave himself for us so that we might have life to the fullest.
We invite you to be a part of the work of Mariners Church and help continue to tell the story of the One we worship and adore.
You may give in person at any of our services or by bringing your offering in to our offices during normal business hours.
You may also mail a contribution in to our offices at 100 Stone Pine Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
If you desire to contribute through online giving, we ask that you login to your myMCC (click here) church community account. You have the options to give a one-time gift or set up a regular schedule. If you do not yet have an account, then click the "Sign-up" link below the login box on the myMCC page. Please note: While you have the option to use a credit card for your giving, we discourage you from going into debt to contribute to Mariners Church.
We also provide methods of giving through our mobile app, texting, and a kiosk in our lobby. Please take advantage of the method that works best for you.
Contributions - What you need to know
To deduct any charitable donation of money on your tax return, regardless of amount, the IRS requires that a donor have either a bank record or written communication from the charity. Bank records include canceled checks, bank or credit union statements, and credit card statements. For any single contribution over $250, the donor must have written acknowledgement from the charity. MCC will assist those who have donated a total of $200 or more to the church during a calendar year by mailing contribution statements in January of the following year. Please do not file your income taxes until you have received this statement. If you have given less than $200, your bank records are sufficient for the IRS. However, if you would still like a statement from MCC, you may call and request one be sent. MCC posts all contributions to individual accounts (excluding cash contributions where the donor is unknown) and this information is available to you at any time on your myMCC profile.
Year of deductibility for year-end contributions
The IRS states that contributions are deductible in the year made. Checks will count as a 2016 contribution as long as they are mailed in 2016 and clear shortly thereafter. Donations made online or charged to a credit card will count as a 2016 contribution as long as they are charged in 2016. At MCC we will follow these guidelines as we want to have full integrity regarding the timeliness and cut-off of year-end contributions.
1) A check written in December 2016 but deposited in the church offering in January 2017 will be a year 2017 contribution. A check written and deposited in the offering in January 2017 but dated in December 2016 will be a year 2017 contribution.
2) A check written and mailed in December 2016 and postmarked in 2016 but not received until January 2017 is a year 2016 contribution.
3) A check written and deposited in the mail in December 2016 but not postmarked until January 2017 and not received by the church until January 2017 will be a year 2017 contribution.
4) Credit card contributions charged before the end of 2016 count for 2016, even if the credit card bill isn't paid until 2017
5) Online contributions initiated in 2016 but not scheduled for payment until 2017 are 2017 contributions.
Our Steering Team have established two approved funds to which you can designate your giving. They are the general fund and building fund. Additionally from time to time there are special designations that can be made such as towards an individual's mission trip. Donations made to these funds and special events are tax-deductible. According to IRS guidelines, such gifts remain under the jurisdiction and control of MCC.
Checks received by Mariners Church as payments where goods or services are received by the donor are not contributions and not tax deductible per the IRS. Examples are: camps and retreats, curriculum fees for classes, purchase of shirts, book purchases, event tickets, etc.
If you have any questions regarding these issues, please feel free to contact us at 726-5959.