To make a recurring gift, click here |  To make an annual commitment, click here.  

Food for Thought about Generosity and Giving

“You will find Meaning where you give Meaning” Padraig O Tauma (poet)

You have a choice of how to approach the world: Mine, Mine, Mine OR How Blessed Am I. The role of giving for the former is to decide “How much shall I give away”

The role of giving for the latter is to say: “Whatever I have is a Blessing and I receive it as a trustee." The question then is: “How much shall I keep?”

THANK YOU for your continued and anticipated support of AHCC.

Here is a new way to think about being asked to give to AHCC:

“Asking people for money is giving them the opportunity to put their resources at the disposal of the kingdom of God. To raise funds is to offer people the chance to invest what they have in the work of God. Whether they have much or little is not as important as the possibility of making their money available to God. When Jesus fed five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, he was showing us how God can multiply the effects of our generosity. God’s kingdom is the place of abundance where every generous act overflows its original bounds and becomes part of the unbounded grace of God at work in the world.”

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Financial gifts allow Asylum Hill Congregational Church to be a relevant, impactful community of faith, to serve and build relationships in our neighborhood and beyond.  

Without the financial support of our members, we cannot answer God‘s call to us. We depend on the generosity of our church family for everything from maintaining our historic building and employing our wonderful, talented staff, to the spiritual growth of our congregation and our role as a community partner, supporting agencies and programs that provide food assistance, education, human services, housing, and shelter in the city of Hartford and beyond. Additionally, AHCC provides leadership, music and arts, volunteers, and resources for local, regional, and global outreach ministries.

Fun Facts and Final Status 

  • Our goal is $1.1M from donors - same as last year.
  • Donors supply approximately 50% of our annual revenue - the remainder comes from endowment and operations.
  • We are currently at $700,607 in recurring gifts or commitments - about 64% of the way to our goal
  • 232 donor households have responded - THANK YOU
  • More households are choosing to make a recurring gift - an increase of 84% over last year
  • The average annual gift has increased by 21% - THANK YOU
  • We are asking you to consider a “recurring gift” OR a “financial commitment for this fiscal year”

To make a recurring gift, click here.

To make an annual commitment, click here.

Expand the sections below to read about Making a Donation, The Budgeting Process, and Leaving a Legacy.