The #IGiveUMC campaign encourages support for local United Methodist Churches and the ministries they offer through donations. Donors are encouraged to give to their local church in honor or memory of someone who has made a difference in their life and then express their appreciation on social media. Will you help share joy, kindness and gratitude?
There are three goals for this campaign:
Local churches make every effort to support the needs within their communities and rely on the generosity of the body of Christ. The #IGiveUMC campaign was designed to inspire and encourage appreciation for others while raising funds for local church needs. Seven specific celebrations were created and scheduled through the year, but we encourage you to not limit it to just these celebrations. Use the evergreen resources to celebrate all special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, baptisms, graduations and recognitions. Tying the campaign to a specific celebration will encourage participation because people are already seeking ways to honor loved ones on special occasions. Check out this video and other resources to see how you can get involved: IGiveUMC Campaign Resources.
#IGiveUMC is a proposed opportunity for Saint Matthews’ legacy members and our current church family and friends to contribute back to the church whether the reason stems from gratitude for their personal spiritual development; it is a fitting tribute that honors relatives or friends whose stewardship and service helped grow this church since 1866; unaffiliates can contribute; it would enhance our readiness to cover imminent structural/operational needs of our edifice; the program is a good idea; and our participation would provide the financial readiness needed for church growth in worship, witness and service to brothers and sisters in our community and world. If implemented, the program allows donors to gift church ministries or mission initiatives as well as enhances our online presence. Please read more about #IGiveUMC, ask questions and decide if you feel it is right for Saint Matthews. Remember, “YOU” are the church and a steward, your voice matters but most important–YOU DECIDE!
The Stewardship Committee would appreciate your feedback by Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 17. Response cards will be provided for your use, so please insert your card in a depository box. Your feedback is important for future work.
— This is a UMC PSA since 2020 and added to by the Stewardship Committee, Albertina McGirt, Chair