Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I give?
As Christians, we understand that everything we have comes from God. We give out of gratitude for our blessings and to support God’s work through the church.
How much should I give?
The Bible teaches giving in proportion to the material blessings we have received. We encourage committing a percentage of your income and increasing that percentage over time.
When should I give?
Regular, systematic giving cultivates a lifestyle of generosity. It also connects our generosity to our blessings and can bring great joy. You can set up recurring giving online at fumc-ec.org/online-giving.
What does “tithe” mean?
It means giving the first tenth, or 10%, of our income to God, a practice that originated in the Old Testament. When we give the first 10% of our income to the church, we put God first in our lives. We encourage setting a goal to reach or exceed this level of generosity.
Where does my money go?
The church operating budget supports everything FUMC does, including worship, missions, Sunday morning classes, programs and services, and the staff and facilities needed to accomplish all of this.