Giving

Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives,
transforming communities and renewing the church. In addition to offerings given
through the offering plate, there are currently two ways to give:


Online
Those of you who are currently using on-line bill paying services will be pleased to hear that we have launched a new E-Giving service from Vanco Services.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is E-Giving?
E-Giving is short for electronic giving. It is an automatic transfer program that allows you to make contributions without the hassle of writing checks.

How does E-Giving work?
Go to the website. Then, simply follow the directions to set-up your private account. From there, you can make a donation via your checking, savings account, or credit/debit card; it will be transferred directly to the church’s account.

Can I donate to various funds in the church?
Absolutely, just indicate how much you would like to give to each fund.

How often will the amount be dedicated from my account?
That is up to you. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring donations. (You can cancel your automatic deduction schedule on the website at any time.)

What if I make a mistake during the process?
No problem, you will have a chance to confirm, cancel, or change any transaction before it is submitted.

Can I look up my donations online?
You can view all donations completed online, print out a statement, and even use it for tax purposes. Please note that the online statement will not show any offerings you gave at the church (e.g., checks and envelope giving). All donations received will show on your Quarterly Contribution Statements.

Can anyone at the church see my account numbers?
No one at the church has access to your personal information.

Mail
Donations may be mailed to First United Methodist Church at 850 16th Street, Modesto, CA 95354.
In Person
Donations may be given in person by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard during business hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Each Sunday, FUMC has food and clothing barrels in the Narthex for collection. Our volunteers deliver the donations to Inter-Faith Ministries each month. Also, you may give financial donations to IFM through our church. As in all donations given to FUMC, your IFM donations are recorded to your Donation Statement or tax purposes.