Year End Giving Guidelines

2017 Charitable Contributions ~ December 31, 2017

Donors must deliver donations on or by December 31 in order to claim a charitable contribution deduction for 2017. Checks that are placed in the church offering during the first worship service in 2018 will not qualify for a charitable contribution deduction in 2017 even if the check is predated to 2017 or was actually written in 2017. However, checks that are written, mailed, and postmarked in 2017 will be deductible in 2017, even if they are not received by the church until 2018.

Contributions received through the Sunday offering on December 24 or 31, 2017 will count for 2017 charitable donations even if they are dated for January 2018.

If you make an online contribution, it must be dated / time-stamped no later than December 31, 2017 in order to qualify as a 2017 contribution. Contact Lori Gray at 904-642-2288 ext. 14 or if you have any questions.


To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, do not file your 2017 income tax return until you have received a written acknowledgment of your contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be tax-deductible if you file your tax return before receiving a written acknowledgement of your contributions from the church.

The church office will close December 22 at noon and will be closed thru December 26, 2017.

The church office will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. December 27 & 28, 2017. 

The church office will close December 29 at noon and will be closed thru January 1, 2018.


Giving Options at Fort Caroline

We want to make giving through Fort Caroline Baptist Church as easy as we can for you. We offer two electronic giving platforms to allow you quick, easy, and secure methods of managing your online one-time or recurring giving including a text-to-give option through your mobile device. You can choose either of our electronic giving platforms or set up an account on both platforms! Contact Lori Gray if you have any questions regarding giving options at Fort Caroline: (904) 642-2288 ext. 14 or

The Subsplash giving platform provides you with secure and safe options of making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring gift allowing you to "Automate the Important".  This means that no matter where you are or what's going on in your world, your support of God's work is automatic. To log in and make a one-time gift or to set up a recurring gift, click the "Subsplash Giving" button below. It's fast, safe, and convenient. Subsplash giving is also available on the FCBC app. 

Click the Subsplash button above to give now.

In addition to desktop giving, Subsplash giving also offers mobile giving options. The upgrade to our mobile giving platform (Subsplash) makes it faster for you to get in and get out. Mobile giving now allows you the option of using text-to-give. Subsplash will be offered on our FCBC app when you click the "Give button". It is easy to set-up and use:

1. Enter a new contact with a name you will remember that is associated with giving to FCBC,

2. Enter the phone number (206) 859-9405 and ensure you have identified it as a mobile phone number, then save that contact.

3. Select your text message option on your cell device and select the contact you have just created. 

4. Insert "GiveToFCBC" (not case sensitive) in your text message field and press "Send". 

5. You will receive a message directing you to select a secure link to gain access.

6. Click the secure link, enter the dollar amount of your gift, select "Done", and press "Next".

7. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the contact information, gift frequency, and fund where you want your gift to be applied.

8. Click "Complete Gift". After you have completed your gift, you will receive an email verification of this activity. 

After you have given one time, the Subsplash giving platform will remember your information allowing you to give through our mobile app, online, or text-to-give safely and rapidly in the future.

Our online and mobile givers are a vital part of our stewardship process. People like you make Fort Caroline Baptist Church a strong, expanding, and effective ministry in our community and around the globe. Thank you!  

Click the E-Giving button above to give now.

You can choose to use E-giving for one-time or recurring donations to "Automate the Important" to make your support of God’s work automatic no matter where you are or what’s going on in your world. You can give through this platform by selecting "E-giving". Follow the instructions to enroll or to make a one time gift. Be sure to bookmark the E-giving page on your mobile device.

Other Ways To Give & Support the Ministries of Fort Caroline Baptist Church

In addition to our safe on-line and App giving options, you may also choose to mail your contribution, give on Sunday when you are at church, or set up "Bill-Pay" through your personal bank account.

Some other ways to support FCBC are listed below - such as including our church in your Will or Estate Planning (see the Legacy Giving section below), when shopping at, or through gift matching programs.

1. Mail Your Contribution to:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fort Caroline Baptist Church                                                                                                                                                                                                         11428 McCormick Road                                                                                                                                                                                               Jacksonville FL 32225

2. Give on Sunday:

Use your offering envelopes if you have them, or use one that is available in the seat-pockets of the chairs in the Worship Center at church. Simply complete the information on the envelope and drop it in the offering receptacle when it is passed down your row. If you don't have an offering envelope number, contact Lori Gray, the Financial Secretary, at the church office at (904) 642-2288, ext. 14, or email

3. Bill Pay:

Use your bank's bill pay service and follow your institution's instructions to have your donation mailed directly to Fort Caroline Baptist Church. Use your church assigned envelope number as your account number. Mail to:                                                                                                                                   Fort Caroline Baptist Church                                                                                                                                                                                                         11428 McCormick Road                                                                                                                                                                                               Jacksonville FL 32225

Legacy Giving: Did you know there are easy and creative ways to financially support the ministry of Fort Caroline Baptist Church while also taking care of your family's financial needs? Some of the benefits to you can include savings on current income taxes, better control of your estate, and reduced taxes for your heirs. The preferential tax treatments associated with planned gifts can help you maximize the benefits of your charitable contributions. To learn more about planned giving, visit Florida Baptist Financial Services. - Go to and select Fort Caroline Baptist Church as your designated charity. Then shop & purchase items on this site just like you normally would on Amazon & Amazon will make a donation to Fort Caroline Baptist Church! Just one more way of helping FCBC.

Gift Matching with your employer or other organization:                                                                                                                                                       Fort Caroline Baptist Church is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions!

Contact Lori Gray if you have any questions: (904) 642-2288 ext. 14 or


We are never more like God than when we give. And every time we make a decision to be generous, we discover that our God refuses to be out-given.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16, NKJV)



FUND the ministries of our church that impact thousands of lives in Jacksonville.

GIVE away approximately $200,000 to our mission and ministry partners last year.

PLANT churches in Brazil, Mexico, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

SERVE orphans through Florida Baptist Children's Homes and Cabaret Haiti Mission.

LEAD over 1500 people to faith and baptism in our worship experiences.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the ministries of Fort Caroline Baptist Church. Your financial support and generosity enables us to create the quality environments that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis and share the love of Christ in our community and around the world. 

Questions? Contact Lori Gray at (904) 642-2288 ext. 14, or email