Giving

Our online giving links below are currently under construction.
We will update you as soon as it is available. 
General Fund & Building Fund
Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Local Relief Fund
& First Community Kitchen

Giving to Your Church

At times of adversity we look to our faith to guide us. We at First UMC are working to be that beacon of hope for many in the midst of uncertainty during the COVID 19 crisis. In order for us to continue to be the hands and feet of Christ, we want to encourage you to prayerfully continue giving to the church through your gifts and offerings. With the church not meeting in person for worship we have several options to allow you to give in order for our missions to continue.

The business office is open Monday thru Friday 9 am to 4 pm, if you are out you can drop off your offerings during those times.  You can also mail in any offerings to the main church building at 163 E. Wheeling St.

Another option is Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or e-offering, which allows people to make contributions electronically to the church.  EFT transactions are considered to be safer than writing a check or giving cash, and are regulated by strict Federal and State guidelines. This type of giving helps the church have steadier income streams for ministry. You can electronically give in two different ways. One way is through the church, where we have e-offering forms that are available for you to fill out or you can contact the business office to have us either email or mail you a form. By filling out the form, you would give the church authorization to automatically withdraw a set amount from your checking or savings account at a certain time of the month or weekly. The second way to give electronically is to set up a bill payment through your own bank, in which you have the payment automatically withdrawn from your account and sent to us.

We thank you for your faithfulness in giving so we continue the important ministries of the church and if you have any questions please contact Jill or Sarah in the business office at 740-653-3330.

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 smile.amazon.com 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.