Give

Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can”
— John Wesley, founder of Methodism

United Methodists give of themselves – we give our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. These are basic to the vows we take when we join a local United Methodist congregation. We always believe that our gifts to God, no matter the form they take, are in response to the grace we have already received!

Here’s how you might live these out through our church:

 

Prayers

We seek to pray for our congregation, our community and our world.

If you would like to request a prayer, please visit our Prayer Request page.

Presence

We give through our attendance in worship, Sunday school and small group ministries. We believe that we are stronger with you than without you! Your presence may impact someone you know or don’t know who needs your specific perspective or listening ear.

Gifts

In addition to donating in person with cash or check during a Sunday worship service, you may also give in the following ways:

  • Online Giving

  • By Check

  • Online Bill Pay

  • Stocks and Bonds

  • Leaving a Legacy

  • Non-Cash Donations

Service

There are a variety of ways in which people are called to serve our church. We encourage you to prayerfully consider how God might be calling you to serve.

If you are interested in becoming more involved and serving at Edmond FUMC, please fill out our Interest Profile to see where your interests lie.

Witness

Our witness to the love of God in our lives is an important part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. One of the great old hymns of our faith is “I Love to Tell the Story”. It is important for us to consider the question, “How is my life being impacted by my faith?” Developing an answer to this question that we can verbalize to others in a simple way is important for all Christians to do.

Both our words and our actions are important witnesses to the world around us. Social media is a great way to share your witness without seeming overbearing. Like us on Facebook and check-in when you are here so that your friends notice where you worship. They’ll know that if they visit, there will be at least one familiar face in the crowd!


Online Giving

Approximately 25% of our families choose to give by setting up a regularly recurring bank draft or credit card charge. This is a popular and convenient form of giving. To set up a regular gift or to give a one-time gift, please use our secure online payment site or contact Aimee Hallenbeck in the Business Office.

By Check

Make checks payable to Edmond FUMC and mail to PO Box 390, Edmond, OK 73083. Please indicate on your check memo line how you would like the gift applied.

Online Bill Pay

Many families have chosen to set up Edmond FUMC as a payee in their personal online banking account. If you choose this method, please be sure to indicate in the memo box how you would like your gift applied (i.e. building, pledge, etc.). Use the church's mailing address as such: PO Box 390, Edmond, OK 73083.

Stocks and Bonds

Please contact Billy Meade at the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation for any stock or bond gifts. He will assist with paperwork and will forward the funds on to Edmond FUMC's Business Office. This service is free of charge through the Foundation. Billy may be reached at 405-896-5016.

Leave a Legacy

The Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation can assist with setting up possible estate gifts or bequests. The Foundation can be contacted at 405-525-6863.

Non-Cash Donations

The fair market value of non-cash items given to the church are considered a donation for tax deduction purposes. Examples of these items would be:

  • Items give for sale at a yard sale

  • Clothing or food being collected for donation

  • Supplies for crafts that may be resold by FUMC

  • Any other items donated for use by FUMC

How does a donor receive a tax deduction?

Generally, these donations will not need a signed receipt; however, whenever there is a question, we will follow the guidelines listed below:

  • For items with a value of $250 or less, a receipt is not required

  • For items valued $250 - $4,999, a written and signed receipt is required and can be obtained through the business office

  • For items valued at $5,000 and above, then a written appraisal is required before a receipt will be given to the donor