Ways to Give
Emmanuel Community UMC offers many opportunities to support God’s work using people’s tithes and offerings. These gifts can be made to specialized funds as well as to the church’s general fund to support its ministries, missions, music, building needs, and the pastors and parish staff needed to administer those ministries and missions.
Ways to make your financial gifts are as varied as the missions and needs they support.
Offering Plate – Opportunities to give an offering in-person simply by placing your gift in the offering plate are available during Sunday morning worship.
Online Giving – Opportunities to give an offering online from your computer, tablet, or mobile device are made available through our partnership with VANCO, a secure and trusted payment specialist. Donations can be a one-time donation or set up for a regular giving schedule that best suits you.
Your information is held securely by the VANCO system. This information will remain private and will never be given to third-parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.
Direct Deposit – Opportunities are also available to give by direct deposit from your checking account to ours. At this time, we offer this service once a month, and the transfer occurs at the beginning of the month.
Checks/Money Orders – Checks and money orders can be mailed directly to our church office for processing.
Stocks/Bonds/Securities – Appreciated Marketable Securities are a great way to maximize your giving because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value.
Scrip Program – Support the Church While You Shop! The new Shop With Scrip program is easy – Just buy Scrip Gift Cards and use them for gifts or payments, and ECUMC benefits. To register, please contact the church office for our member enrollment code and then visit https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/Login/Enroll. If you already have an account you can sign in at https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/. Try it!
For more information about any of these giving options, contact the church office at 262-251-3830.