As we deepen our discipleship, we become profoundly aware of how richly blessed we have been by God and we strive to bless others by supporting the various ministries and mission programs of the church through the giving of our time, talent, and treasure. Aldersgate UMC invites all members and friends to grow in the grace of giving.
REGULAR ONLINE GIFTS
You may wish to simplify your giving by authorizing a regular, automated transfer from your account directly to the church. This is called “Electronic Funds Transfer” (EFT). Many people have found this to be the most convenient way to support the general fund. To get started, you can sign up on the Give Now website or download an authorization form, which you can fill out and return to the church office.
ONE TIME ONLY GIFTS
You can also use Give Now to make one time or periodic gifts. The process is fast, convenient and secure. To make an electronic payment, you will need to provide the bank routing number and account number as they appear at the bottom of the check.
Gifts may be designated to any of our most popular funds or for any unique purposes such as special days like Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, youth programs, tuition, UMCOR designations, etc. If this is your first time using our Give Now system, we recommend that you create a profile. A profile is not required, but it stores your information so that it is unnecessary to reenter it with each gift and allows you to track your gifts easily.
LONG TERM GIVING
The Aldersgate UMC Legacy Fund is managed by the California-Pacific United Methodist Foundation as an endowment to provide an ongoing stream of income to support AUMC’s needs. Growth in the Legacy Fund will enhance AUMC’s ability to grow and thrive as a community of faith, because the larger it gets, the larger the annual distribution amount will be. Contributing to the Legacy Fund demonstrates our stewardship of AUMC and the programs and activities we cherish. The Legacy Fund offers us a chance to invest in the work of God, by investing in AUMC and its future. Your tax-deductible contributions also create a personal legacy by ensuring cherished programs and facilities have the financial support they need for years to come.
Contributions to the Legacy Fund can either be made directly or through planned giving such as bequests, charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts. For more information on planned giving and other contribution options, please contact Judy Dickinson, Financial Secretary.