Online Giving is NOW available with FUMC!

End of Year Giving:  Many of us consider giving more during the Christmas season.  First Church is grateful for your investment in the mission & ministries here at our church and in our community! If you are planning a stock gift or direct gift from an annuity, please be sure to contact Jill Warner in the Business Office for assistance. 

The deadline to make contributions for the year 2021 to First UMC is Thursday, December 30, at NoonThank you for your generous hearts!

A note from the Business Office 

He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”  Luke 21: 1-4 

 We have all heard the story from the Bible of the widow’s mite, which is in the verse above. In it, Jesus defines giving not by the size of our gifts but by the condition of our heart. If we are giving out of duty or habit, our motivation might not be exactly what God wants. Instead, God wants us to give out of love for Him and in recognition that everything we have comes from God. As you think about the gifts you give to the church whether monetary or otherwise, remember all that God has given you each day and in turn give back to Him in love.

The following are ways that you can give your monetary gifts to our church:

  • On-line 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. Thank you for your generous gifts to our church.

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.