FINANCIAL GIVING OPTIONS

There are different ways to give financially to Memorial UMC, please see which one of the following might be most convenient for you.  If you have any questions or need some assistance, please feel free to contact Peggy May, our Financial Secretary for more information (336) 472-7718:

CASH, CHECK or MONEY ORDER

Financial gifts of cash, and checks are the most common form of giving to the church. Checks can be made payable to “Memorial UMC”. Cash and checks can be:

  • Dropped in the offering plate on Sunday mornings
  • Brought to the church office during normal business hours: Monday — Thursday, 9 AM — 3:30 PM
  • Mail your gift to:

Memorial UMC, P.O. Box 428, Thomasville, NC 27361

ONLINE GIVING

We are able to process debit and credit cards online* if you would like to setup a one-time or recurring gift to our church. To do so, please click HERE and follow the instructions.

* We use a reputable company called “Vanco Payment Solutions” for all of our online gift processing.  At no time does ANY financial information get saved on our server.  For more information about this form of giving please feel free to call the church office and ask to speak to Peggy May or Rev. Rodney Denton.

**PLEASE NOTE:  Online giving is offered as a convenience, however, due to the complexity of this transaction, Vanco Payment Solutions retain 2.65% of all transactions processed in this manner. 

TEXT GIVING

Text the words: mumctville $50 (or any amount over $3) to 73256 to give to our General Budget using text messaging through your mobile phone. Standard text message rates do apply. (You will be re-directed to a secure webpage where you will be able to input payment information*.)

* We use a reputable company called “Vanco Payment Solutions” for all of our online gift processing.  At no time does ANY financial information get saved on our server.  For more information about this form of giving please feel free to call the church office and ask to speak to Peggy May or Rev. Rodney Denton.

 **PLEASE NOTE:  Online giving is offered as a convenience, however, due to the complexity of this transaction, Vanco Payment Solutions retain 2.65% of all transactions processed in this manner. 

DIRECT DEPOSIT

You can utilize your bank’s online bill payment service to set up direct deposits for giving. If you use bill pay services offered by your financial institution, you can set up the church as a payee and have them transfer funds directly to the church. The payment can even be set as a monthly recurring bill or manually tell the bank to pay us each month. For more information on this option, please contact Peggy May, our Financial Secretary for more information (336) 472-7718.

GIVE STOCK

Memorial UMC is also able to receive donations of stocks and securities. If you would like to donate to through a stock transfer, contact Peggy May, our Financial Secretary (336) 472-7718 for further instructions.

QUALIFIED CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM IRA’s

For those of you who are age 70 1/2 or over and required to take required minimum distributions from your IRA or want to make other distributions from your IRA (Individual Retirement Accounts), you can take advantage of a new law for 2016 and later years.  That change allows you to designate part or all of your required minimum distribution or other distributions (up to $100,000) each year to a qualified charity.  Rather than receive a check made out in your name, you ask the administrator of your IRA to make a check out to a qualified charity.  The designation to a charity reduces the income that you would normally have to report, but you cannot claim that amount as a charitable donation.  However, anyone who is normally claiming a standard deduction rather than itemizing deductions could find this to your tax advantage; or you may have a number of other circumstances where reducing your income would be to your tax advantage.   You can contact your tax adviser for further information.