GIVING

We encourage giving as an act of worship.


WAYS TO GIVE

At Pioneer Lake Lutheran, giving is something we do with a spirit of joy in response to the love and forgiveness we have freely received in Jesus. We never give out of obligation or guilt. Your tax deductible gift works to help those in need and support our church community.

WORSHIP SERVICES

During the weekend service, there’s an opportunity to give as offering plates are passed. Our offering envelopes are available in the pews.

ONLINE

It is now possible and convenient to give online using this website.  Donations are simple and secure via your debit card, credit card, or bank account. You may customize your donations to be one-time or recurring gifts.

MAIL

We can also mail our tithes and offerings. If you would like to mail a gift, you can send it to our main address: Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church, 3675 Church Road, Conover, WI 54519.

GIFTS IN KIND

You may donate vehicles, real estate, stocks, mutual funds, life insurance, annuities and trusts as gifts or do a planned gift as a portion of your estate. If you are interested in giving a gift in this way, please email pllc@frontier.com or call 715-479-4966.

WHERE TO GIVE
Building Fund

Our building is important to our vision; it is a community resource and the epicenter of our mission to meet the needs of our neighborhood. It’s where we are building momentum for the work of God.

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Donations to ELCA World Hunger support relief and development projects in over 50 countries worldwide, including hundreds of anti-hunger ministries in the United States.

Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA

Achieving the campaign’s goals will not be possible without your help. The Campaign is our opportunity to invest in the future of this church, deepen relationships and expand ministry opportunities that serve our neighbors and communities in the United States and around the world. Learn More >>

DONATE TODAY!

All of our online giving is done through PayPal. It is safe, secure, quick, and easy. You don’t have to have a PayPal account to give. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose the fund or cause you wish to give towards.
  2. Then click the “Donate” button
  3. You will be prompted to enter a donation amount and select if you’d like to make this a recurring donation (leave unchecked for one-time payments).
  4. PayPal will then step you through the process of entering your personal information.

Note: One-time donations may be made by credit/debit card or with a PayPal account. Recurring payments for pledges will require a PayPal account;  if you do not already have a PayPal account, you will be prompted to create one during the setup process.

Thank you for supporting the ministry of Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church, we greatly appreciate it.


Accountability

All contributions and expenditures are accounted for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually in the collecting, posting, budgeting, spending, review, and reporting processes of the church. If you have additional questions, please contact us at pllc@frontier.com.

OUR PLLC SUPPORTED CAUSES

Reaching out in Christ’s name. Pioneer is committed to reaching out to our community and to the world through ongoing missions and service. Throughout the year, there are a variety of opportunities to serve either as an individual or as a family. These outreach opportunities include:


DONATE TO CAUSE!

Caritas of Eagle River

Caritas of Eagle RiverThe Vacationland Ministerial Association supported ministry will offer financial assistance with utility bills, gasoline, food and clothing vouchers, and help navigate the available services to those in need in Vilas County. CARITAS is in need of more volunteers for this work. CARITAS is located at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Eagle River, and is open on Wednesday every week, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, Pastor John will give you more information. In addition, CARTIAS is seeking donations of furniture (lamps, tables, chairs) for their ministry location at St. Francis Church, furniture enabling clients to feel more comfortable as they wait to visit with a volunteer. If you have furniture to donate, please see Pastor John.

Headwaters Food Pantry

Help feed our local community consider non-perishable food donations of cereals, pasta, box dinners, baked beans, ketchup, soups, canned fruit and vegetables, paper products (toilet paper, paper towel, Kleenex tissues), laundry and dish soap. Please place donations in the bin in the narthex.

Frederick Place

Announced a fund-raising program called “Closets to Cash Campaign”.  They have partnered with a textile recycling organization and is collecting old, torn, stained and unwanted clothing items.  Fredric Place receives payment per pound of textiles collected and recycled.  You are invited to bring the following items to church-in plastic bags or bring them your self to Fredrick Place.

  • clothing of all types
  • shoes of any kind
  • belts and purses
  • table cloths and napkins
  • robes
  • dish cloths and towels
  • sheets and blankets
  • stuffed animals

Frederick Place is a 16-bed emergency, temporary shelter for families, women and men who are experiencing homelessness. It is operated by The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Inc. (NATH), which is a not-for-profit corporation. We are located at 204 W. Frederick Street, Rhinelander Wisconsin.

Frederick Place is committed to ending and preventing homelessness. Along with NATH, we exist to provide safe housing and basic needs to families and individuals who are homeless, within an atmosphere of encouragement, respect, dignity, and hope, while nurturing and promoting self-sufficiency and independence.

Visit Fredreick Place Website

Weekend Backpack Program

Weekend Backpack Program Eagle River WIFood is being collected for children who may not have enough food on the weekends.
Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church is partnering with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River in collecting food items for the Weekend Backpack Program.  Please help by donating any of the following items:

  • Juice boxes, Gatorade and other drinks not requiring refrigeration
  • Non-perishable milk
  • Canned meals – i.e. spaghetti o’s
  • Oatmeal
  • Individual fruit cups
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Small jars of peanut butter
  • Microwave Mac-n-cheese
  • Microwave soups
  • Graham crackers
  • Ramen Noodles

Items may be placed in container located in narthex, droped off at Prince of Peace or pickup may be arranged for larger quantities.

Kiva Loans

Kiva LoansKiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.  As a community PLLC has established its own Kiva funding account.  If you’d like to contribute to this fund please click on the donate now button.  For more information please contact Rita Kickert (715-547-6972).

How Kiva Works

  1. Choose a borrower:  Read through hundreds of borrower stories of people looking for loans to grow businesses, go to school, switch to clean energy and more. Find someone who connects with you.
  2. Make a loan: Click ‘Lend’ to make a loan to the borrower of your choice. All Kiva loans are disbursed by our Field Partners who vet and work closely with each borrower.
  3. Get repaid:  Get updates as the borrowers you support succeed and repay their loans. You’ll see these dollars return to your Kiva account.
  4. Repeat!  When borrowers repay, you can use that money to empower another person by supporting a new loan! You can also choose to donate the money to Kiva or withdraw it.