Building Our Parish Community
The vision for this Center is to provide a safe and comfortable environment where people can gather together to:
- Share their experiences with each other
- Learn from each other
- Enjoy each other’s company
- Grow stronger in their faith
- Strengthen our Parish community
For over half a century the Church of the Nativity has been a place of worship, spirituality and fellowship. In past decades, generous parishioners have banded together to raise the necessary funds to build a school and then a church building. These have served our community well. We now have another opportunity to advance the spiritual life of our parish with the creation of this new Parish Life Center.
- Disabled accessible
- Environmentally friendly
- Energy efficient
- Modern media capable
- Two meeting rooms
- Event hall with over 2,000 square feet
- Canopy covered walkway leading from the church to the center
- Caterer’s kitchen
- Courtyard and garden
- Attractive, welcoming, and very Charleston
Click the links below to get more information about the Parish Life Center progress.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities:
Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to the Parish Life Center Capital Campaign. Compared with contributing cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your income tax deduction.
If you donate appreciated stock that you have held for longer than one year – and if you itemize deductions – you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. By doing so, you’ll avoid capital gains, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock and then gave the Campaign the cash proceeds. Please note that you can deduct fair market value only if you held the stock for more than a year before giving it away. If you’ve held it for less than a year, your deduction is limited to your cost basis – what you paid for the stock – not the current value.
Gifts of IRA
Required Minimum Distributions:
You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. If you must take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA, consider supporting the new Parish Life Center by having the transfer go to Nativity for the Parish Life Center Campaign. Please note that the transfer must be made directly from your IRA to the Church of the Nativity’s Capital Campaign.
Consult your tax advisor for specific questions about how such transfers will affect your personal taxes.
For information on how to donate securities or IRA minimum distributions, please contact Father Kingsley: