Giving is an act of worship that supports the local, national and global ministries of First Church. There are five methods by which you can give to First United Methodist Church and directly support God’s work in your life and the life of others:
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
EFT serves as a consistent way to allocate funds to First United Methodist Church on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. This option allows you to make your giving a regular priority, even when unable to attend weekly worship. The First UMC EFT provider is integrated with the First UMC database making it the most efficient and cost-effective means of giving to First UMC. If you would like to set up EFT directly from your checking or savings account, CLICK HERE to view and print a copy of the form with instructions. The completed form, with voided check attached, may be returned to the Financial Secretary by means of mail or offering plate.
- Online Gifts
Online giving is a convenient way to give to First United Methodist Church via a credit or debit card. The giver is in control of setting up an account with our online provider, "easyTithe," and manages the account on their own terms. As well as providing a button on this page for easy accessibility, you are encouraged to consider downloading the "easyTithe" app on your phone. By utilizing the app you can give right from the pew with the ease of just a tap on your screen. If you would like to try online giving, and need help setting up an account, email or call the Financial Secretary for assistance.
- Offering Envelopes
Numbered offering envelopes are mailed quarterly to those who have requested them. Envelopes serve as a weekly reminder to make the ministries of First United Methodist Church a priority in your life. Weekly envelopes, as well as special ministry envelopes, are included in the quarterly mailing. If you do not currently receive these envelopes, you may request them by calling the Financial Secretary at 717-781-2555.
- Offering Plate
Loose bills and coins are always a welcome addition to the offering plate. This method of giving, while appreciated, does not yield a giving statement for the giver. If you would like to ensure your giving is credited to a year-end tax statement, please consider using one of the other methods of giving.
Donations for either Frederick Street Campus or Middle Street Campus may be mailed to:
First United Methodist Church
200 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331
Attn: Financial Secretary
Additional Means to Support First Church
- Amazon Smile Foundation
Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and features as Amazon but with a percentage of sales donated back to the shopper’s charity of choice. When shopping on Amazon visit www.amazonsmile.com and select First United Methodist Church of Hanover as your charitable organization of choice.
- Employer Matching Donations
Many corporations have a matching donation program available to employees. These programs not only create a culture of generosity within a company but also encourage employees to be personally generous. If your employer offers a matching donation program, please consider participating and making First UMC Hanover your matching donation beneficiary.
- Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
If you would like to transfer stocks or bonds as a gift to First United Methodist Church be sure to contact your financial planner as well as the church Financial Secretary. Together, they will ensure the process is seamless for you.
.4. Wills and Bequests
Be sure to contact your family lawyer to assist you with adding First United Methodist Church to your will. By including your church as a benefactor in your will you’re leaving behind a legacy of kindness.
“Whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow”