The Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton

Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley, MDiv, STM | Senior Pastor
Rev. Howard Haywood | Pastor Emeritus

21 Curve Street West Newton, MA 02465 | 617.332.5870



Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

“How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me?” Psalm 116:12

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The Sunday morning offering is an act of worship in which we are invited to express our devotion to our God who is so good to us. Our offering is not a fundraising ritual; it is an opportunity to offer our treasures to God in a spirit of devotion and adoration. The essence of worship is sacrifice. When we worship God, God becomes the center of our focus. By giving up things that we value we are forced to transfer our attention, from our wants and our needs, to God.
Church members are called to support the life and mission of the church of which they are a part with reasonable contributions proportionate to their income and circumstances.


Tithing is the spiritual practice of giving 10% of one’s increase back to God. Some people give considerably more than 10%. Tithing is a primary mechanism by which believers actively participate in building God’s Kingdom on earth. Tithing also explicitly acknowledges God’s ownership of all we possess, including our time, talent, and treasure.

An offering assumes that we are already fulfilling the basic expectation of supporting the church. Therefore, an offering is anything given in addition to the tithe. By offering sacrificial gifts beyond the tithe, we are free to follow our intuition in deciding how much to give and when to give it.

There is a radical difference between fulfilling our duty, our reasonable commitment to God’s church and giving our way in the sacrificial spirit of Christ. It is when we offer gifts to God “above & beyond” our means that we enter into the arena of sacrificial giving. When this occurs, the goodness of God takes hold of our lives and transforms us according to the Gospel.

Online giving is a safe and flexible option to donate to the Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton.

This method allows you to schedule a recurring or one-time gift through a credit card or checking account.

In today’s fast paced world we continue to look toward technology to help bring simplicity to our busy schedules. We can now automate this important part of our lives with just a few clicks of a button.

We are the people of God! Reaching Up, Out, and Within.
Sowing our seeds, tithing, and reaping.
It is tithes and offering time at Myrtle Baptist Church!