Click the button below to give!
To donate to maintain our historic buildings, choose “General Fund” on the first screen, then on the second screen enter “Building maintenance fund” in the Comments field.
To donate to this month’s charitable cause, choose “General Fund” on the first screen, then on the second screen enter “Share the Plate” and the month, e.g., “Share the Plate January.”
To make a pledge payment for members and friends, choose the correct fiscal year on the first screen. You can either make a one-time payment on your annual pledge, or you can set up recurring payments.
Donations are processed using Breeze Church Management Software. Breeze is a secure and well-respected company serving over 10,000 churches nationwide. If you prefer, you can mail a check to Administrator, First Parish in Cohasset, 23 N. Main St., Cohasset, MA 02025, and on the memo line enter the purpose of the donation (building maintenance, Share the Plate, pledge payment).
Make a pledge
Three easy ways for First Parish members and friends to make your annual pledge:
- Pick up a pledge card next time you’re at First Parish, fill it out, and drop it off at the office.
- Call the office during regular business hours, and talk to Patty, our administrator.
- Click the button below to send email to Patty, our administrator, and tell her what your pledge is.
More about giving
Hingham July 12, 1756
I here certify that Mr Obadiah Lincoln of Scituate has brought to my house 6 chords of good merchantable wood towards my salary for the present year
Attest: [Rev.] John Brown
Much has changed since Reverend Brown issued his receipt to Obadiah Lincoln. Colonial law in Massachusetts required citizens to be a member of and to support their church. Today that is a free choice. Today we also have more convenient ways of showing our support than delivering a pile of firewood that measures four feet high by four feet wide by forty-eight feet long.
The First Parish in Cohasset operating budget is funded primarily by the annual donations of its members. We refer to these funding efforts as “stewardship”. We define Stewardship is taking care of something we value and enabling it to grow. When we become stewards, we take on a responsibility and contribute our time, talent and treasure.
Our Stewardship Committee coordinates our annual Stewardship Campaign where we ask member to “pledge” their financial support for the coming church year. This allows the leadership team to plan the programs and activities for the church as based anticipated funding levels.
We believe First Parish in Cohasset has the reach and depth for its members to impact one another, the wider community and the world. This reflects on the idea that our faith community offers each one of us a unique opportunity to contribute in our own way while supporting the overall church mission.
We benefit directly and personally from the worship and community activities that draw us together.
It is your support that enables our church to have an impact far beyond the walls of the building on the Common through our outreach and service activities.
We are proud that we have been able to meet our obligation as long-term stewards of two very important historic buildings which date back to the time when pledges were met with firewood.