2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church. In addition to offerings given through the offering plate, there are three ways to give:
Chandler United Methodist Church allows you to donate online using either a major credit card or PayPal. Chandler Online Giving is a convenient, secure online system for contributions via PayPal. All information is encrypted and secure.
Please make sure you identify yourself on the envelope or your check so Chandler United Methodist Church can provide a record for tax purposes. Your gifts can be placed in the weekly worship offering plate (if desired offering envelopes are available through the office) or they may be mailed to:
Chandler United Methodist Church
450 E. Chandler Heights Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85249.
Bill Pay Option
Members who use an online bill payment service, either directly on their bank’s web site (B of A, Chase, Wells Fargo, etc.) or personal finance software like Quicken, can make contributions electronically.
The first step is to set up Chandler United Methodist Church as an online payee (this only has to be done once). Most bill pay systems require an account number. If so, you can enter your first and last names or family name, something that is a unique identifier for you.
Next, you set the up the amount and frequency (one time or repeating). You should also have the ability to enter a comment in the memo section. This can be used to direct your contribution to the appropriate church fund (General, BOL, Missions, etc.).
Other Ways of Giving
Appreciated Stock or Securities
Making a gift from appreciated stock or mutual funds creates a win-win situation for both you and the church. You’ll receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock or mutual fund. Long-term appreciated assets have a fair market value greater than their cost, since they were generally purchased more than 12 months earlier. If you are making a gift of stock or securities, please contact our financial administrator who will provide information on how to make the transfer.
In memory of a friend or family member, a gift of any amount may be designated to Chandler UMC or a specific ministry of the church. We’ll graciously acknowledge your gift to the family so they know of your concern for them. Please contact our financial administrator who will provide information on how to make a memorial gift.
One Gift – Twice the Impact
Did you know some employers will match your contributions? Charitable Gift Matching doubles your giving impact! Some local corporations are already participating and your employer might be able to also if you ask. Please contact us (hyperlink to email) with any questions you might have about giving at Chandler United Methodist Church.
Some employers actively support United Way with annual campaigns. The Arizona Chapters of the United Way allow you to designate your funds to be given directly to churches. Please contact us with any questions you might have about giving at Chandler United Methodist Church through the United Way.
Believe it or not, many local grocery stores will direct a percentage of your purchase to Chandler United Methodist Church. You can support the Sunday school, youth ministry, youth camping, Christian education and much more and it won’t cost you a dime. To find more about participating in the SCRIP Program follow this link http://old.chandlermethodist.org/childrens-ministries/scrip-program/
On-Line Giving Agreement
When donating to Chandler United Methodist Church you acknowledge that:
1. Chandler United Methodist Church is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization as a recognized congregation of The United Methodist Church.
2. The Chandler United Methodist Church did not provide any goods or services to you, in consideration, in whole or in part, for your donation, other than the provision of intangible religious benefits.
3. Your donation to Chandler United Methodist Church becomes the property of Chandler United Methodist Church, and Chandler United Methodist Church has ultimate control, authority and discretion with regard to contributions it receives.