For the year 2024, we’re guided by the words from the book of Daniel:
Through windows open to Jerusalem,
on our knees praying, giving thanks to God.
(based on Daniel 6:10)
Windows symbolize clarity and vision. They did for Daniel, who prayed three times a day in a room where his windows opened toward Jerusalem. They do for us at Forest Hill Church, as we worship together in a space surrounded by our beautiful sanctuary windows. Together, in so many ways, we give thanks daily and ask for clarity in our personal and congregational walks of faith.
Some of our visions have been realized already in programming, and our funding for next year will allow that to continue. Some of our visions ask us to imagine what could be if we stretch – perhaps outward toward the community, perhaps inward toward our own faithful growth, often both at once. If we can stretch to raise additional funds, there is much more within our reach – just outside the windows.
Click on the icon below to read a newsletter highlighting many of Forest Hill’s Ministry plans and aspirations for 2024. So much is planned for 2024, inside and outside the church windows. We hope that you will be part of it with generous support!
Ways to Give
A Pledge is a commitment to contribute a specific amount to the church’s annual budget for the year. Some people’s household income lends itself to giving on a regular basis: weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually. Other people’s income is sporadic or fluctuating, and they meet their yearly pledge as they can throughout the year. Either way, making a stated commitment for the coming year:
- enables our leadership to plan wisely and set a realistic budget for the coming year.
- creates a mechanism for our personal accountability.
- demonstrates that we are sincerely dedicated to the ministry and mission of our faith family.
Designated Gifts are financial contributions made for a specific purpose, such as sanctuary flowers, food pantry, education, music, Ron Register Scholarship, etc. When making designated gifts, you complete an online form and indicate the purpose of the gift.
- Set up an automatic bank payment through your bank’s Bill Pay feature (This method is highly encouraged as the church does not incur any fees.)
- Pay electronically with PayPal or a credit card. (FHC is billed for associated fees.)
Text to Give
Gifts may be made using your mobile phone. To give via credit card, debit card, or bank account (ACH), text the amount of your gift to 216-400-5300.
Frequently Asked Questions About Giving
How does my pledge help support Forest Hill?
A pledge sustains all the programs and ministries of the church whether directly or indirectly. Direct support to the operating budget pays staff salaries and benefits, building maintenance, utilities, music, and education, etc. Indirect support provides important programs with free use of space, utilities, advertising, materials, supplies, technical equipment, and employee labor.
What should I expect the first time I text to give?
The first time you do this, you will be asked how you wish to pay for your donation. Once you enter your preferred choice, an automatic confirmation will be generated for you. Every subsequent text donation you make will automatically be charged to your preferred payment method. You will receive a text confirming that your gift has been received successfully. It’s quick and easy.
Can I mail my donation to the church?
Yes, you can mail a check to the church:
Forest Hill Church
ATTN: Finance Administrator
3031 Monticello Blvd.
Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
What if I want to arrange a stock transfer?
Arrange a stock transfer by emailing the Financial Administrator, or call the church office: 216-321-2660