Community of the Cross Lutheran Church


Giving is an important part of our ministry at Community of the Cross. Every year, our offerings support not only our operations and in-house ministries, but also many ministries outside our walls, local, nationally and internationally.

Use one of the following ways to make your commitment for God’s work:

  • Simply Giving – Prefer the church to create your recurring giving? Just complete the Simply Giving Form and submit it to the church office.
  • Sunday Collections – the traditional method that we all know; drop your offering envelope, cash or check into the offering basket during worship services.
  • Noisy Offerings – A collection of loose change or cash collected during our offering. Each month these offerings are donated to a community program.
  • Online Giving - Set-up a secure, authorized withdrawal from your bank account or a credit/debit card: one time, weekly, semi-monthly or monthly.
2020 Giving - Did You Know...? - new information on tax deductions from the CARES ACT


Up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is available only to people who take the standard deduction (for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions). It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI), and thereby reduce taxable income.

As part of the bill, individuals and corporations that itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their contributions.
Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously).
Corporations may deduct up to 25% of taxable income, up from the previous limit of 10%.
The new deduction is for gifts that go to a public charity, such as CCLC.

Community of the Cross Lutheran Church

10701 Bloomington Ferry Road - Bloomington, MN 55438
Phone: 952-941-1247

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