Ways To Give

When we join or affiliate with the local United Methodist Church, we agree to support the church with our Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness. We are constantly looking for and creating ways that allow our members and guests to “give” in a variety of ways. As with any ministry, your financial gift is greatly appreciated and allows us to be the “hands and feet of Christ” in this community and the world. When you make a pledge or financial gift, know that 100% of what you give supports gospel-based ministry not only in our community but throughout God’s wonderful creation. Thank you for giving.

Ways To Give (financially):

**Sunday morning Offering Plate;

**US Postal Service…Hiram First UMC, PO Box 97, Hiram GA 30141 – mailed check made out to Hiram First UMC with the purpose in the “for/memo” line;

**Bill Pay with your financial institution sending a check to Hiram First UMC;

**Recurring Giving…set up automatic payments with your financial institution sending an automatic check to Hiram First UMC;

**Recurring Giving…set up ACH funds transfer, weekly or monthly, directly from your bank to ours…request form available from the church office; and

…and now offering…

**eGiving…using the “Give Now” link below, you can set up payments using your credit or debit card or ACH funds transfer from your banking institution. This is a confidential and multi-layer protected way of giving through our UMC relationship with VANCO Giving. You will be asked to set up a username/password protected profile with VANCO to begin your gifts. Recurring gifts can be set up and stopped at any time. Gifts may be set-up as one-time, weekly or monthly with a per transaction processing fee that you can have included or excluded from your gift. Fees included in the gift will not be tracked in year-end giving records to the church as they remain with VANCO, our third-party administrator (fees 2.75% + .45 per transaction).

Designated Gifts – From time to time, individuals may seek to make gifts above and beyond their general giving, pledge or tithed amount. We currently offer the following areas for designated giving and may be marked on your check or in your eGiving, as appropriate…

Samaritan Fund – a specific fund used to assist the needy in our community who present to the Pastor or Church Office with financial needs including utility bills, fuel bill, rent, mortgage, groceries, etc.

Building Fund – a specific fund currently used to reduce the principal and retire the small building loan currently held on the church facilities and property.

Food For Friends – a specific fund used to offset the costs related to our Food Pantry Ministry and the monthly programs we offer. Currently, we are serving on weekdays, by request, and on 4th Saturdays with our Drive-In distribution (over 200 guests/60 families served in September 2020) and by appointment only.