Giving from the heart is a part of every Christian’s life. When joining this congregation, members vow to support the church by their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Each of these vows is important to the life of the church and the individual making the promises. The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others inside and outside the church is reason to celebrate in each of these areas of giving. A gift given out of generosity or obedience will make a difference in the lives of people locally and throughout the world.
SOURCE OF FUNDS
God provides for First Methodist Carrollton through the tithes and gifts of the people in response to God’s blessing in their lives.
The Finance Committee, elected annually from the church membership, is charged with oversight of the budget and expenditure of all church funds, carrying out the ministries and priorities of the Church Council, the highest elected body within the congregation. Any member of the congregation may receive a copy of the annual budget or the latest financial report upon written request to the business office. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statements are provided periodically throughout the year (and at year’s end for tax purposes) to those who make financial gifts by check, envelope, or online giving. If questions arise about gifts given, please contact the finance director, Jenn Magill in the church office at 469.568.1240 or email email@example.com.
First Methodist Carrollton offers a variety of easy ways to give financially.
CHECK OR CASH
Offering envelopes are always available at the back of the sanctuary and in the church office for donations. Checks should be made payable to First Methodist Carrollton or FMC. Envelopes may be put in the offering plates during the services or mailed directly to the church.
ONLINE BILL PAY
If you utilize the online banking function through your personal bank, you can use the Online Bill Pay option. Most of these programs are extremely user friendly. Please be sure to list the donation preference (tithe, missions, bldg. fund, etc.) in the memo section of your check (one check per fund). If you have questions about using the Online Bill Pay, please don’t hesitate to contact your bank.
ACH DEBIT TRANSACTIONS (BANK DRAFT)
This option has been set up with our bank to provide you with a convenient way to contribute a one-time gift or to schedule recurring gifts to be transferred directly from your bank account. This method will also allow you to designate your payment to one or more ministries. Simply print and complete the ACH Debit Transactions form to begin scheduling your contributions.
We ask that you print the form and either deliver or mail it to the church office for privacy purposes.
DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS
We use SecureGive to process debit, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover cards to make a gift to the budget, building fund, or missions.
The debit/credit card option for donations is provided for your convenience and not as a means to promote or encourage debt. When paying by credit card, please do so in a responsible way. Also keep in mind that the church incurs a fee of 2.2% on all donations paid through PayPal by credit/debit cards and almost 3% through SecureGive.