How to Give
Giving, as an act of worship, has traditionally meant placing an offering envelope with a personal check or cash in the offering plate during worship. It continues to be the most often way to give, but today there are other options.
Automatic Bank Draft (ABD)
Allows the giver to commit to giving to the church first through an automatic withdrawal from either a checking or savings account. All that is required is a signature and a voided check to get started. ABD reinforces your commitment to give to God first, reduces the cost of processing your gift, and saves postage. For additional information, please contact the Finance Department at 731-422-4002 or email email@example.com.
FUMC accepts credit card giving through member login on the website for both one- time and recurring contributions. While the church does not encourage consumer debt and there is a fee to the church associated with this form of giving, it is offered as a convenience to our members.
Gifts of stock
Gifts of appreciated stock may be given to the church. Please contact the Finance Department at 731-422-4002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with a stock gift.
Of course, offerings may still be mailed to First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Church St., Jackson, TN 38301. A self-addressed envelope is included with each month’s supply of offering envelopes. For questions regarding envelopes, please contact the Finance Department at 731-422-4002 or email email@example.com.
New to Giving?
FUMC is a diverse church, which is reflected in members’ giving patterns. Annual commitments range from under $100 to over $40,000. The average gift is $5,000. Each family will find the giving level that is right for them.