Online Giving

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops. Proverbs 3:9

Secure Online Giving

To give online securely, please click the “Give” button below.

Capital Campaign

St. Michael’s 70th Anniversary Campaign started in 2019 and runs through the end of 2021.  Our goal is to raise $210,000 to support the work of St. Michael’s in the community and internationally.  As of 15 September, we have raised $111,040!    Also, an anonymous donor has promised to add an additional contribution of 20% of all contributions made to the Capital Campaign in the 2020 calendar year – to date that adds an additional $2,816!    Please join us in securing a great foundation for the work.

To help us direct your donation to this campaign: 
Note Capital Campaign on your check memo section.
Select Capital Campaign as an area on the donation page drop down.
Let the church office know of your interest in this project.

Additional Giving Information

Gifts for Special Life Events

Acknowledge loved ones and special occasions in your life. There are many special moments in life and sometimes the perfect gift is difficult to select.  Consider a gift in honor of the individual and the event to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church!   Your gift will further our mission, “To Know God And To Make God Known.”  Please include information in the memo section of your check, or call the church office for additional coordination and information.

Memorial Gifts
Memorial Gifts are special donations given to St. Michael’s with praise and thanksgiving to God and in the memory of the faithful departed.  Many of the beautiful appointments you see during worship services, such as vestments, altar hangings, candelabras, and communion vessels, are memorials to loved ones who have touched our lives and whose legacy continues to inspire us. Memorial gifts may also be used to fund special purchases or improve the church through the Capital Campaign. If making a memorial gift, please ensure that it is designated as such.
Year End Tax Planning Strategies
A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. The potential benefits include reduction of your true “out-of-pocket costs” by avoiding capital gains tax, as well as receiving a charitable income tax deduction.

It’s easy to make your gift today by electronic transfer. Please contact our treasurer, Dale Ensor,, for instructions to make a transfer from your brokerage account to St. Michael’s.

If you are older and wiser than 70 ½, then a Qualified Charitable Distribution to St. Michael’s may be appropriate. A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable directly to St. Michael’s. In addition to benefiting St. Michael’s, a QCD excludes the amount donated from taxable income, unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. For an analysis of the benefits of a QCD for your situation, contact your financial advisor. Please contact our treasurer, Dale Ensor, for instructions to make a transfer.

Planned Giving
What Is planned giving?

Planned giving encompasses a variety of ways that gifts can be made to the church from accumulated resources.  It usually involves financial or estate planning; however, it is not reserved for the wealthy. Planned giving is a means by which anyone concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their ultimate disposition.

In general, planned gifts are made through:
A Bequest in a Will
A Life Income Gift such as a pooled income fund, a charitable gift annuity, or a charitable remainder trust
Gifts of Special Assets (real estate, closely held stock, life insurance, retirement accounts)
Planned giving establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well. It often enables the donor to provide more for his or her heirs and to make a more substantial gift than thought possible. It often reduces taxes as well.
Planned gifts can be designated for an organization’s general funds or its endowment.

Planned gifts are either outright gifts (i.e., gifts of appreciated securities, real property, personal property, etc.) or deferred gifts (i.e., bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts).

Jesus often talked about our relationship to the “things” we possess. In Luke 12:13-21, Jesus is asked about dividing a family inheritance. He replies with a story. A rich man decides to build new barns to hold his bumper crop, then to “eat, drink, and be merry.”  However, “God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

We are stewards of God’s bounty. Caretakers. For a brief period, we are given time, energy, and resources. What we do with these gifts ultimately defines the character of our life and the depth of our spiritual understanding.

Planned giving is one expression of the wise use of the personal resources God has entrusted to us.

For more information, contact our treasurer,, or speak with the Priest for additional information.

640 N. Washington Ave.
Cookeville TN, 38501
At the Corner of Washington Ave and 7th Street

(931) 526-4654