“Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.” ~Deuteronomy 15:10 (NRSV)

Your contribution to Trinity Lutheran Church will allow us to continue to support the needs of the church, it’s members and the community.

Why does the Foundation exist?
Trinity Foundation was established to provide a means for receiving gifts to meet local and worldwide needs. The Foundation bylaws provide guidelines for the distribution of funds. A copy of the bylaws may be obtained at the church office.

What kinds of gift can I give to the Trinity Foundation?
Cash contributions make up the majority of gifts that we have received thus far. However, creative giving is always encouraged and welcomed. Gifts can be given in the form of any of the following:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Gift Annuities
  • Life Insurance
  • Lifetime gifts
  • Dividends
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property
  • Stocks
  • Mutual Funds
  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • Memorials
  • Cash Contributions


Where do the funds go?
FoundationFundsThe Trinity Foundation Funds are distributed among different major fund categories. Funds are allocated to Trinity Foundation Endowment Fund and the rest of the gifts received or income earned may be used to accomplish the following purposes:

  • specific needs of Trinity Lutheran, such as church improvements or special projects other than regular budget items.
  • Carrington area community improvements such as school, civic, park board, or Carrington Ministerial programs and the ministry of the Red Willow Bible Camp.
  • for mission, seminary or other projects of the LCMC.

When can I give?
Gifts can be given at any time during the year. Trinity Foundation Sunday has traditionally been held in February as an annual fundraiser.

When do the funds get distributed?
The Foundation Board meets bimonthly and distributes funds according to most immediate and pressing need. If there are no pressing needs, the Foundation board may take no action and thereby keep the balance of the funds until such needs occur.

Why should I consider a gift to the Foundation?
As Christians, we have a need to respond to the free gift of God’s love and mercy. Your gifts to the Trinity Foundation can help fulfill that need and provide for the growth of the Christian ministry. Through Trinity Foundation, you can:

  • Share Christian love and commitment
  • Continue your Christian stewardship beyond your lifetime
  • Remember loved ones in a lasting way
  • Support Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND
  • Support other Carrington area projects
  • Give to Christian mission projects in the U.S. and around the world

How can I make a gift to the Trinity Foundation?
Cash contributions can be sent directly to the church, 100 Poplar Ave., Carrington, ND 58421.
Trinity Lutheran Church can also be named as a beneficiary of investments. Other questions about planned giving should be directed to any member of the Trinity Foundation Board.

You can also contribution to Trinity Lutheran Church through Missions which will allow us to continue to support the needs of the church and it’s members. Donations may be given to the following on-going programs and projects at Trinity:

  • Building/AC Fund
  • Choir Fund
  • Seminary Fund
  • Friends in Need
  • Library Fund
  • Parish Nurse Fund
  • Parsonage Fund
  • Red Willow Fund
  • Sunday School Fund
  • Sabbatical Fund
  • Microphone Fund
  • Mission Builders
  • Designated and Undesignated Gifts

If you would like to sponsor a radio broadcast please contact the church office at 701-652-2188 ( the cost is $45.00).