Giving

TEXT GIVING

We now offer the convenience of text giving! Simply text the desired amount to 479-802-3343. First time users will receive a response indicating the need to complete a one-time registration in order to complete the giving process. Any donations made after the initial giving will automatically be processed. Unless otherwise designated, all donations will go to Central’s operations fund. If you wish to donate towards another fund, simply text desired amount followed by the fund. For example, to donate $100 towards the property maintenance fund, enter "100 Property Maintenance". For more information, please contact Penny Mills at 442-1801 or  .


ONLINE GIVING

Central United Methodist Church is pleased to offer online giving for our members and friends. While this can have advantages, we want each person who chooses this option to make sure they are giving in a spirit that pleases the Lord. There are different ways to give electronically including credit cards and Central teaches that living “debt free” is a worthy goal for all Christians. We offer online giving as a convenience and not as a way to circumvent sound biblical money management principles or in any way to incur debt.


To get started, click the button below and you will be taken to SimpleGive. You can then follow the simple steps below to establish an account and make your one-time gift or set up a recurring gift.

    First-Time Donor

    • Click on 'New User Registration' and enter the requested information.
    • Input the amount you would like to give and select the fund you would like to donate to. You can select multiple funds by clicking 'Add Another Fund" underneath the drop-down box. 
    • Enter your card information and click 'Submit'. 
    • You may also choose to pay by electronic check by selecting 'Use Check' at the top of the form and entering your bank account information. 


    Establish Recurring Gift

    • Click on 'New User Registration' and enter the requested information.
    • Click 'Scheduled Giving'. 
    • Select the fund you would like to donate to, along with the frequency, amount, number of installments, and start date.
    • You can elect to designate gifts to multiple funds by selecting 'Click here to add an additional schedule' at the bottom of the form.
    • Enter your card information and hit 'Submit'.

    Click here to download a PDF version of these instructions.

    There are several benefits of online giving for both you and the church. See them here.

    For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions about online giving.

    If you have any questions or problems, please contact Penny Mills at 442-1801 during office hours or email .

    Memorial & Honorarium Gifts

    Memorial gifts provide a meaningful way for people to witness their thanksgiving for the life of a loved one. Honorarium gifts provide an opportunity to recognize those who have made a notable impact in the life of an individual or group. Gifts may be undesignated in which case they go to the General Memorial & Honorarium Fund. Alternatively, gifts may be designated to any of the following funds: Permanent Property Maintenance Endowment, Library, Ministerial Scholarship, Central Children’s Academy, Children’s Ministries, Good S.A.M., Music Ministries, or Student Ministries. Gifts may be placed in the offering plate, mailed to the church, given online by clicking here, or dropped by the church office.  Checks should be appropriately marked on the memo line or placed in an envelope with appropriate information.

    Stock/Equity Donations

    If you are interested in giving appreciated stock or equities, please contact Central’s Director of Finance & Human Resources, Penny Mills, at 479-442-1801 or by email at .  If you wish to transfer stock/equities to Central for donation purposes, please transfer it to Central’s Charles Schwab account using the following transfer instructions: 

    DTC 0164 Code 40
    Acct #2185-5939

    We do encourage you to let us know if you elect to transfer stock/equities so that we can ensure it is sold timely and so you can provide information on how to distribute the proceeds.  After receiving the donation a letter of confirmation will be provided.  Each January, a letter will be sent to all stock/equities donors from the prior year with information needed for tax filing purposes.

    If you have any questions or problems, please contact Penny Mills at 442-1801 during office hours or email .