Guidance Church

7225 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90043 Office (323) 778-0773 Fax (323) 778-9618

Service and Support

We invite you to share your resources with us. Every gift regardless of the size is meaningful to us and puts The Law of Circulation in motion for you.  With your service and support Guidance grows exponentially.  Learn how you can Make a Donation, Donate an In-Kind Gift, Leave a Bequest, or Volunteer your time and talent to one of our Service Organizations.

 

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Make a Donation

"In everything give thanks…Gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence and is crowned in heaven with a consciousness of unity."

Ernest Holmes, Author of Science of Mind and
Founder United Church of Religious Science

 

Thank you for considering a financial contribution to Guidance Church, a United Centers for Spiritual Living congregation (formerly known as the United Church of Religious Science). Your gift means a great deal to us because it supports our Living Vision and Mission. We see a world of infinite possibility and the absolute highest good for everyone. We endeavor to create that world by serving our spiritual family and the larger community through our ministerial work and our Service Organizations.

 

As a registered non-profit with the state of California, Guidance Church puts all gifts and tithes to work in support of pastoral care, community outreach, as well as educational programs, spiritual activities and special events all of which are open to the public. Our annual financial statement is prepared by our Treasurer, James Brown, approved by the Board of Trustess and disclosed during our Annual Members Meeting.

 

To make a financial donation, decide if you want to make a 100% gift to the General Fund or Itemize Your Support by donating specific amounts to select ministries listed below. Be sure to check the box and type in the amount for each ministry you are supporting. Then click on the "Make Donation" submission button at the bottom of the list. This will take you to our secure payment page where you can enter your payment information. A confirmation of your gift will be sent via email once it has been processed. Please allow 48 hours for processing. Thanks for your generosity!

 

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Donate an In-Kind Gift

There are many ways to support Guidance. You can make a financial donation, leave a bequest, volunteer or donate an in-kind gift. Here’s a list of in-kind gifts that we’d appreciate.

 

Donate Your Vehicle

Donating your Car, Boat, RV or Motorcycle only takes a few minutes with the following online vehicle donation form! Download this form and fax it to 1-800-766-CARE (2273) or go directly to Cars 4 Causes and indicate Guidance Church [where]. A representative will call you to arrange a pickup of your donation. When Guidance receives confirmation of the gift, a record of your donation will be forwarded to you for tax purposes. See IRS Vehicle Donation Guide

 

Fund Raising with Treasure Box

What is Treasure Box? The simplest answer is a box of food that you can donate to a family or purchase for yourself. Each Treasure Box contains between 21-25 pounds of high quality, frozen foods, including chicken, pork, beef, or seafood, as well as vegetables, fruit, a side dish and a dessert. One Treasure Box is enough food to nutritiously feed a family of four lunch and dinner for almost a week or a senior citizen for nearly a month. The food would cost from $65-100 at the grocery store, but you can buy one for $30.

Three Great Boxes to Choose from:

  • The Treasure Box − 21-25 pounds of high quality, frozen foods including chicken, pork, beef or seafood, in addition to vegetables, fruit, a side dish and a dessert. A family of four can eat these delicious foods for nearly a week, while an individual dine on these fares for nearly a month.
  • The Hearty Meat Protein Box − 10-12 pounds of protein and a great supplement to the Treasure Box.
  • The Quick & Healthy Meal Box − 10 individually packaged 3 compartment meals providing 1/3 of the daily nutritional requirements and includes the nutritional equivalent of 3 oz of meat/protein and either two ½ cup vegetable servings or one vegetable and one fruit serving. Low in fat, cholesterol and sodium, and ready to eat in minutes.

 

Where Does the Fundraising Come In? Every time you purchase a Treasure Box for $30, Guidance Church receives 75 cents.

 

Ready to Place an Order? Visit Treasure Box today and be sure to designate Guidance Church as your charitable partner.

 

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In Kind Gifts with Impact

We’ve provided a list of items that we would really help us with running the congregation and serving our community. If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact the appropriate Guidance contact below.

 

Gift Description Dept. Contact
Printing Services One of the largest expenses for any church is printing fees.  If can provide an outright donation for a printing project, please contact us Several Dr. Deirdre Y. Sermons
marketing-PR@guidancechurch.org
Computers, Monitors and related hardware Help us upgrade our technological efforts.  Accepting PC laptops, , hard drives, monitors and speakers. Several Edwina Lofton
(373)778-0773
marketing-PR@guidancechurch.org
Mini Van or Bus Must be fully operational Several Edwina Lofton
(373)778-0773
church@guidancechurch.org

 

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Create a Legacy or Bequest

Did you know that the average bequest in the United States is about $23,000? A lot of times when people hear the word “bequest” they think that they’re not a millionaire and therefore not wealthy enough to make one. The truth is that millions of middle class Americans leave bequests to the organizations they love every year.

 

So, let’s back up just a moment so that we’re clear. What is a bequest? It’s simply a gift of property by will. This means that you are able to make a bequest, when you no longer need the funds: after you’ve made your transition. And a valid will is a legally enforceable document which names the people and/or organizations you nominate to care for family members and to receive your assets when you die.

 

Please contact your estate planner or lawyer about any financial implication in your state or for advice about preparing your will. Some trust companies will not charge for preparing your will if they are appointed the executor of your estate.

 

Your bequest could take the form of:

  • A specific sum of cash, or a percentage of overall value of your estate
  • A gift of real estate
  • An investment (stocks, bonds, shares, artworks etc.)
  • A residual gift (i.e. the balance of your estate after all other provisions have been met)
  • A combination of any of the above

 

If want to prepare a simple bequest, we’ve provided some sample language for you below.

Sample Simple Bequest

"I, [First Name] [Last Name], being of sound mind and body, bequeath to Guidance Church located at 7225 Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California 90043, Charitable ID 95-2583110, the sum of [write out the amount of dollar or the specific form of your bequest] ($xx,xxx.xx) free of all taxes for the purposes of supporting its spiritual and ministerial activities. The receipt of the Treasurer of the Church shall be sufficient discharge for the Executor."

 

Be sure to sign and date the document in addition to having someone witness it. If you are married, be sure that your spouse signs the bequest as well. Then mail the bequest to Guidance Church to the attention of the Treasurer. We will verify that we’ve received. Keep us abreast of any address changes over time. We thank you in advance for preparing for the ongoing financial wellbeing of your church.

 

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Volunteer Your Time and Talent

 

"Do small things with great love."

Mother Theresa

 

"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion."

Ethiopian Proverb

 

Most of us know the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." So how many of us does it take to raise the consciousness of a community, a city, a state…the planet? Well, we can do it, one person at a time beginning with you. In our Living Vision, we state that "We see a world where everyone lives in love, joy, freedom, peace, prosperity and harmony." And we affirm in our Mission Statement that "we realize our divinity through spiritual practice." In this spirit we invite you to serve and be served by volunteering your time and talent. We’ve provided a list of Guidance Service organizations below and also encourage you to become active supporting the work of our ministries. Thank you for making the gift of service today.

 

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Our Service Organizations

 

Chancel Care Committee

Our Sanctuary Beautification is in their capable hands.
Guinevere Flavian, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
chancelcare@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.

 

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Daniel L. Morgan Scholarship Committee

Each year the Daniel L. Morgan Scholarship Committee facilitates our annual scholarship process for community youth.
Rev. Herracia Brewer, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
scholarship@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.

 

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Financial Investment Committee

Dedicated to the Guidance Family, their sole commitment is to research investment opportunities for the church. Meetings are held the fourth Sunday of each month after service in Room II.
Irene Holmes, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
financial@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0778.

 

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Guidance Seniors Group: The Enlightened Ones

Enlightened Ones

Our seniors are an active and empowered group.
They meet for fellowship, prayer, support, and service.
Dorothy Miller, Director
For more information, contact
EnlightenedOnes@GuidanceChurch.org or call 323-778-0773.

 

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Men’s Forum

This men’s organization meets once a month on Wednesday evenings supporting men as well as male and family issues. Our men’s group offers workshops and puts together social outings.
Tyrone Dowdell, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
Mensforum@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.

 

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Ushers

This group performs ushering duties at worship services and special events. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Gallery.
Tyrone Dowdell, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
Ushers@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773

 

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Guidance Women

We’re committed to service and hold an annual bake sale that benefits the Church. Meetings are held the fourth Sunday of each month after service in Room II.
Diatra Sterns, President
To participate in this organization, contact
womensgroup@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773

 

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Hostess Club

Hostess Club

Greets fellow parishioners and visitors at worship services. We also hold our infamous annual hat show and sponsor small fundraisers. Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month after service in Morgan Hall.
Ruth Williams, President
To participate in this organization, contact
hostessclub@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773

 

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Ladies Auxiliary

All women are invited to join us as we decorate the Sanctuary for special occasions. Meetings are held as needed.
Eunice Turner, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
auxiliary@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.

 

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Marketing Committee

This group supports marketing and public relations activities for our spiritual community on a voluntary basis. The Marketing Committee is responsible for the bulletin for Sunday and Wednesday worship services, www.GuidanceChurch.org and identity properties (logos, trademarks and licensing). Meetings are held the third Sunday after service in Morgan Hall.
Dr. Deirdre Sermons, RScP, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
marketing-PR@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773, ext. 8

 

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Membership Committee

Our membership committee lovingly supports you to formally join our spiritual family. Meetings are held the first Sunday of the month after service in every first Sunday in Morgan Hall.
Download membership application form.
Vernell Morgan, Chairperson
To participate in this organization, contact
membership@GuidanceChurch.org or call (323) 778-0773.

 

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Did You Know?

When you share your resources, the Law of Circulation is at your service!

As we experience an expanded realization of our oneness with all life, an organic desire arises to share, to participate in the Law of Circulation, to be a vehicle for the well-being of others. Spiritually mature use of the Law of Circulation reflects a wisdom-guided use of our resources, including money.

Realizing the true Source of our supply is living in authentic alignment with the Universal Law of Circulation. We then give thanks for our abundance, and our joy is in circulating and sharing it. I like to say that we give to live until we live to give.

It is Undifferentiated Substance that takes the form of whatever it is we require: livelihood, food, money, and so on. It is ours to gratefully accept, use and share.

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
Excerpted from Living from the Overflow

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