Ways to Give Financially

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven… for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:20-21

Your generosity in giving makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church. All contributions are tax deductible. Here is a list of the many different ways to give to First Church:

Cash or Check
Make checks payable to “First United Methodist Church”

Weekend Services – Collection during each worship service
Mail – Send checks to: First United Methodist Church, 135 W. Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Drop off at church office – Monday-Thursday, 9 am-4:30pm, Friday, 9 am-12 pm
Electronic Giving
Systematic electronic giving from a checking or savings account (on a weekly, semi-monthly or monthly basis) allows you to easily give, even when you cannot be at church. To set this up please complete the following form and turn in to the church office.

Electronic Giving Authorization Form

On-line Giving

On-line giving allows you to donate a one-time specific dollar amount to be charged automatically to your credit card or PayPal account, as you wish. If you would like to do this, simply use the red “Donate” button at the top of this web page.

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund was established to support the needs and expand the ministries of our congregation well into the future.

The Endowment Fund is permanent, with the intention of generating valuable annual income to help support the church. Only the interest generated by the fund will be used. The principal will remain untouched. This will help ensure the long-term financial stability and continued growth of First Church for future generations. Giving Options include:

Cash contribution
Bequest to First United Methodist Church in your will
Charitable gift annuity (provides income to you for life)
Memorial gifts
Life insurance policy, naming First Church as the beneficiary
Gift of real estate
Transfer of assets, such as appreciated stocks, to First Church
Those who contribute to the Endowment Fund will be included in The Centennial Society in recognition of their support.

Gifts of at least $10,000 can be designated to a specific program or purpose, subject to the Endowment Fund Committee’s approval.

For More Information

Call the church at (717) 766-4611 or email the church office at office@fumchurch.com.