Online Giving is NOW available with FUMC!
A Note from the Church Business Office

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” William James

This quote helps me to better understand our new way of living these days. As we are trying to distance, we are connected under the surface, and with our faith in God, we have an even stronger bond that connects us. We here in the Business Office have felt that connection through all who have continued to support our church in these different times. Many have stepped up, knowing that not everyone has the ability to give due to possible new circumstances in their lives. We thank you all for your gifts and for your prayers. Although we have tightened the reins on our spending, we still have bills to pay just like any other household or business, your faithfulness to help keep us going is a blessing to the staff and our church as a whole.

We rolled out our online giving last month on our website and have had terrific results. Giving online is a great option anytime, but especially while we are not meeting in person, and it is safe and easy. If you have any questions about this option of giving or need help using it, please call the Business Office, and we would be happy to walk you through the process.

The following are ways that you can help support our church financially:

  • Online giving on our website,
  • E-Offering (ACH) is a safe way to have your giving directly deducted from your checking or savings account – contact

      the Business Office for an authorization form.

  • Direct bill payment through your own bank
  • Mail in gifts to 163 E. Wheeling St., Lancaster, OH 43130

We are here to help! If you have any questions on any of the ways to give to our church, please call Sarah or Jill in the Business Office at 740-653-3330. We pray that you stay safe, and may God’s blessings be with you.


Support Lancaster First United Methodist Church and our mission projects by shopping at Kroger! Just register your Kroger card here. Link your card to our church, with the organization code NX126. Kroger will donate a portion of all that is spent with Kroger cards associated with our church. Reminder: You must reconnect your card to our church every April.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lancaster First United Methodist Church every time you shop, at no cost to you. Visit every time you shop to help raise money for First. Learn more about AmazonSmile here.

Thrivent Choice Program: If you are a Thrivent Benefit member you have the opportunity to give to our church through their Thrivent Choice program. The Thrivent Choice program encourages their members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes an amount of it’s charitable grant funds. Members make this recommendation by directing Choice dollars to enrolled nonprofit organization such as First United Methodist Church. To find out if you are able to give to the church in this way, talk to your Thrivent Financial advisor.