Exciting News About Online Giving!
In an effort to be faithful stewards with what God has entrusted us with, we want to tell you about SimpleGive, a new service we at Duluth First United Methodist Church are using to help with our calling of being generous believers. Donating/giving your time is not the only way to serve at Duluth First United Methodist Church. There are recurring costs to operating and staffing our ministry/ministries, as well as helping us do work throughout our community and the world. We believe that God calls us to give, and to give generously.
In 2 Corinthians Paul demonstrates the call of stewardship to the Church in support of Macedonian believers.
He says these words:“The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow in you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.” -2 Corinthians 9:6-8. Our hope and prayer is that offering online giving will allow us to accomplish a couple of things.
- Click on General Fund to make a gift to the General Giving Fund
- Click on Building Fund to make a gift to Duluth First UMC’s Building Fund
- Click on Memorial Gift to make a gift to Duluth First UMC in memory of a loved one.
- Click on Long-Term Facilities Maintenance to make a gift to the Long-Term Facilities Maintenance Fund.
Second, it will help all of us better develop a habit of giving regularly. Online giving is going to help us be better stewards by affording you the opportunity to give on a regular basis. You will be able to set up recurring giving to both the General Giving Fund and the Building Fund. How many of you pay bills online? This is much the same, but it’s not just paying a bill. It’s being obedient to God and fulfilling what He calls us to do.
We love our church. We love our people. We love the Body of Christ that our church represents. And we love the opportunity to be faithful in our tithes and offerings to Him. As Paul reminds us, God loves a cheerful giver.
For more information about the use of credit cards, debit cards, or to get more information about ACH withdrawal, please contact Jan Jones, Financial Assistant, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 113.