One of the biggest blessings disciples of Jesus Christ experience is through financial giving. Being generous with our money demonstrates our faithful to God as we recognize how ultimately faithful God is to us. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, the people of St. Francis welcome you....just as you are.
We are called to tithe, 10% of all we earn goes to the local church in order to continue the message of hope that comes from our belief and faith in God, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Make the commitment today to begin a financial commitment. Whether you are tithing, working towards a tithe, or just beginning to offer a portion of your income to Christ--you will be blessed. To learn more about the general operating expenses at St. Francis, feel free to talk to Pastor Andy or pick up a budget at the church office.
3-year financial initiative
Ignite the vision is a 3-year financial initiative that began in November, 2018. The purpose of this initiative is to help our church reach some milestones--financial health, monies for mission opportunities, some upgrades to the property and facilities, and an element of faith. All milestones are to help us trust God more fully as we continue to build a strong foundation in our Lord, for generations to come. You can donate today!
Ways to give
1. One-Time or Recurring Donations Online giving is a safe and easy way to support the ministries of St. Francis UMC. We offer both electronic check (ACH bank draft) and major credit card payment options to accept one time gifts and recurring donations. Gifts can be designated for the General Fund or Ignite the Vision. *All gifts are tax-deductible. A year-end giving statement will be prepared and sent to you.
2. Give Online Click the "GIVE" circle button on any page and start your online giving today.
3. Stock or Mutual Fund Donations If you own shares of stock, mutual funds, or other investments, you can donate these directly to St. Francis via a brokerage account we maintain with Charles Schwab. It's easy and can provide you with significant tax benefits in some situations. Your broker initiates the transfer and Schwab has a dedicated transfer team to assist your broker with any issues. Schwab's phone is 602-355-9003 (hours 9-6 ET).
To get started, you will need to provide the following information to your broker:
Schwab DTC: 0164 Code 40
SFUMC Acct Name: St Francis United Methodist Ch.
SFUMC Acct Type: Corporate
SFUMC Acct No: 1480-0861
SFUMC EIN: 56-1690294
If you have any questions or if you make a transfer, please notify Bruce Gorrell to allow us to watch for the receipt of your shares and credit your giving records appropriately.