They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share – 1 Timothy 6:18
God has given us so many good gifts! We return a portion of these gifts back to God through our tithes and offerings. Let us always be ready to share.
Offerings given to Wesley Freedom are used for the church’s total ministry in the community and world. These include operating expenses (mortgage, electricity, phones, building maintenance, etc.), ministry area expenses (Sunday school, adult education, youth, etc), worship expenses (music, supplies, equipment, etc.), staff salaries, and office expenses (paper, postage, supplies, etc.). Use the link below to give a one time gift or a recurring gift. You may also designate your offering for a specific cause. Many in our congregation prefer to set up an electronic fund transfer as described below. All donations are tax-deductible unless goods (such as flowers) or services (such as weddings) are received by the donor.
Electronic Fund Transfer
With electronic fund transfer (EFT) you authorize the electronic transfer of funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s checking account. You can choose to have the withdrawal made weekly, monthly, or twice per month. To get started, click on the link below, fill out the electronic fund transfer form and turn it in to the church or finance office. If your financial situation changes, you are welcome to change your EFT donation at any time.
Giving to Missions
Gifts can be designated for specific use by writing the use on the memo line of your check or giving specific instructions in writing to the treasurer or one of the pastors. Mission Offering designated for “mission”/”outreach” are separate from the General Fund. They support our ministries in the areas of Housing, Hunger, Health and Human Dignity. Some funding goes to in-house mission projects like Feed My Sheep or the South Carroll Food Pantry. Other funds support partner organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Shepherd’s Staff, or Bread for the World.Can I donate stocks or bonds? Yes, you can donate stocks or bonds. Please contact the treasurer for specific instructions.
United Methodist Committee on Relief
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries. UMCOR’s work can be categorized into three major areas – Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response, Sustainable Development and Global Health (in collaboration with Global Ministries).
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church every time you shop online, at no cost to you. Go to smile.amazon.com, select Wesley Freedom Methodist as your charitable organization before you begin shopping and every eligible purchase will result in a donation. You can use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. All proceeds will go toward our Christmas Eve Offering.
To ensure the church’s financial responsibility and transparency a Finance Committee is elected annually by the Charge Conference. The committee compiles an annual budget which is submitted to the Church Council for approval. With the help of a group of counters, the Financial Secretary is responsible for counting and promptly depositing donations, and maintaining accurate donor records. The Treasurer disburses payments for expenses as named in the church budget, and prepares monthly financial statements which are submitted to the Church Council. All benevolent donations are submitted on a monthly basis to the conference treasurer or the respective designated charity.