Giving

In grateful response to God’s love for us, guided by the Holy Spirit through prayer, we will strive to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ by GIVING as we are faithful stewards of our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

Our members have many opportunities to give back to God through worship and service. We maintain a list of service opportunities through our member database, and ask everyone to prayerfully consider your financial commitment to the church. We ask that all members complete a Estimate of Giving card each year.

Prayers

Daily prayer: We urge our members to have an active prayer life, not only lifting prayers for their friends and families but also for the mission and ministry of our church. An easy prayer guide is The Upper Room. Printed copies are available in the labyrinth or you can receive free The Upper Room daily devotions via email by signing up at www.upperroom.com . You can also join our prayer chain where you can share your prayer concerns and pray for those on the list.

Presence

Regular attendance at weekly worship: Whenever possible, we encourage members to be present at weekly worship unless they are sick or out of town. We offer four worship services every Sunday at 8:15am, 9:30am, and two at 11:00am.

Gifts

Committed financial support: Members understand that pledging an estimate of giving provides a way for the church to plan its mission and ministry. A pledge for financial giving also helps our members set a goal and seek to keep it. We ask our members to prayerfully consider filling out a stewardship card and present it to the pastor when joining the church. You can also give online by logging into our member database or clicking on “Donate Online” from the home page.

We invite all church members to submit their 2017 Estimate of Giving form for January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 from Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, November 12, 2017. You can pick up a form at the church or click the green button to submit your pledge online. Your submission remains confidential.

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To make a contribution online, click HERE. From this link, you can make a one-time contribution or set up regular EFT contributions to any of our established funds.

For example, we’ve established the Scholarship Endowment Fund of FUMC Allen to assist full-time college and post-graduate students who are accepted into and attending institutions of higher learning, as well as a way to provide church members and friends the opportunity to make charitable gifts to FUMC Allen, that will be a permanent endowment of financial support and a living memorial. Donations made are added to the principal of the fund allowing it to continue to grow and be a permanent source of revenue to fund scholarships. To support this important ministry, you can indicate Scholarship Fund in the memo line on your check made out to FUMC Allen. If you give online, simply select the Scholarship Fund account.

Service

Shared service: To fully experience the gift of discipleship, every member needs to be involved personally in the mission and ministry of the church. Explore our website to learn more of the activities offered at FUMC Allen and log into our member database  to learn more about available service opportunities the person responsible for that ministry area to express your interest to serve.

Witness

Living a life that points to Christ, the author of our faith: We witness as we serve our neighbor, and we witness as we share with others how God is at work in our lives.