Tree of Life

Funded primarily through memorial donations, the Tree of Life Campaign was established to sustain the Church Building and Church Life. You may place a leaf on the tree in honor of or in memory of a loved one, and 100% of your gift will go to the sustaining fund. Please contact the church office at 570.421.5518 or for details.

General Fund

The General Fund is used for most church expenses. All giving that is not otherwise designated goes into the General Fund.


Donations toward Benevolence provide individuals ­– whether church members or non-members – with the basic necessities of life. This is separate from Mission giving, which goes toward organizations and initiatives. The most common Benevolence assistance includes utilities, rent/mortgage, groceries, medical expenses, etc.


The Mission fund supports regional and international ministry activities. As opposed to Benevolence funds, which go toward individuals, Mission funds go toward organizations and initiatives. Shawnee Presbyterian Church sends its Mission donations to the missions supported by the Lehigh Presbytery.

Annual Per Capita

Each member's Annual Per Capita goes toward the administrative expenses of the PC(USA), the umbrella organization that oversees our denomination, made up of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. By paying the Annual Per Capita, members enable the PC(USA) to put more resources toward non-administrative functions that benefit the church and global community as a whole. The amount of Per Capita varies each year, so please refer to the information provided by the church for the correct amount.

One-time vs. Recurring Gifts:

For your convenience, you may make a one-time donation at any time, or you may set up a recurring payment. Please contact us if you have any questions about your giving options.


Please review the definitions below to determine ​which fund is most appropriate for your gift. 

Thank you for your support!

Shawnee Presbyterian Church is partnering with the Presbyterian Foundation to process our online donations. The transactions are secure, and no information will be used for any other purpose. For more information about the Presbyterian Foundation, please visit their website at