Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of leading all on a transforming path of Christ-centered discipleship possible. In addition to offerings given through the offering plate, you can give online by following the link above:
Hurricane Relief - UMCOR
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have slammed Florida, Texas and Louisiana. Please pray for those who have been directly affected by this disaster and for those who are first responders. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is actively preparing to provide assistance to those who need it most. The immediate need is for financial relief. There will be significant long term needs caused by this major event.
If you wish to make a financial contribution to the relief efforts, you can donate by writing a check to MUMC and writing in the memo line, “UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance #901670”. Because of our support of the UMC, 100% of your offering will go toward relief.
Text (credit card) Giving: Simply text 440-210-9089 with the $dollar amount UMCOR.
(ex: $20 UMCOR) A link will be sent right back to you. Click the link, fill out the registration and donate by credit card. You will receive verification by text and email. For future giving simply text the amount you want to give, verify and receive a receipt. We hope you find this option convenient for those days that you forgot the checkbook.
New to the Church Electronic Giving
MUMC is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account. Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
MUMC wants to remind you that we have begun offering electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account. Online Giving lets you come here at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.
Churches, because of their heavy weekly check volumes, were among the earliest organizations to embrace electronic giving as a way to automate contributions. Today, electronic giving in all its forms provides convenience for frequent check writers and donation consistency for churches. A less frequently discussed benefit of electronic giving is its positive impact on the environment. An enormous amount of natural resources are consumed in the production, transportation, processing and disposal of paper checks. That’s why paying bills electronically always ranks high on any list of actions an individual can take to improve the environment. The trend toward electronic payments has already produced more than a 50% decline in check use since the year 2000. As you consider the payment method you use to make your regular offering, we hope that you will think about the unique connection between financial stewardship and environmental stewardship.
MUMC would like you to consider participating in a new program that started in November designed to simplify weekly giving in our congregation. Electronic Giving will enable every household or individual to make their church offering using electronic funds transfer (EFT). You may already be using EFT to pay your mortgage, car payment or insurance premium through an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account. There is no cost to you for this new giving option. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis. To participate in electronic giving simply come here at any time and follow the instruction to set up an automatic donation plan. Thank you for considering this new giving opportunity.
Now you can text your offerings too.
In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to Mentor United Methodist Church with a quick text message.
To get started, simply text 440-210-9089 with the dollar amount you would like to contribute, complete the registration, and receive verification by text and email. For future giving simply text the amount you want to give, verify and receive a receipt. We hope you find this option convenient for those days that you forgot the checkbook.