Gifts & Giving
Why Tithes & Offering?
“I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance.”
(2 Corinthians 8:13-14)
Finally, a portion of your giving goes to the general church to support programs on a national and international level, which have been agreed upon by lay and clergy delegates of General Conference. We share the cost of these ministries, with each local church being responsible for contributing a fair portion or “apportionment.” The power of our collective giving enables us to spread the love of Jesus Christ, educate clergy, encourage cooperation with other faith communions, fund General Conference, nurture historically Black colleges and Africa University, and support bishops. We can go beyond these primary gifts to the church and contribute to additional ministries through the Advance and churchwide Special Sundays with offerings. The Advance for Christ and His Church offers individuals and groups an opportunity to contribute to specific programs, missionaries and ministries of their choice. Six times a year, Special Sundays focus churchwide attention on specific ministries of the church such as promoting peace and justice and providing scholarships and student loans. We live in a global village, and the world is our parish. When we give generously, our gifts do wonderful, life-changing things in the name of Jesus Christ.
Want to know more? Visit the United Methodist Church’s website to find out more information on why tithing and giving are important components to our faith!
Click the link above to set up your account with MyServiceU!
Debit or Electronic Checks Only, Credit Cards will not be accepted.
1. Tithing Envelope – place your cash or check in the offering plate, or return to the church office.
2. Online Giving through MyServiceU – using your debit card or electronic check via a computer, smartphone or tablet to set up reoccurring or one-time payments by clicking the link directly above.
3. Pushpay – This fast, free and convenient way to give requires a simple one time set up and then each time you want to give, you simply “push” a button! Use an App on your smartphone, Pushpay’s direct website or text “LMUMC” to 77977 to be directed to the giving page. One-time or reoccurring payments available! Simple follow the instructions on the left!