Stewardship and pledging for 2024
Each year we focus a few weeks on the topic of stewardship. Stewardship is about how we use our time, our spiritual gifts, our talents, and our money. Stewardship is one of the ways we tell the church and the world that our discipleship is a priority in our lives. Stewardship is about acknowledging that what we have is a gift from God, and we want to give back part of what we have.
Part of stewardship relates to how we pledge, or promise, to use our money to support the church. This year, we brought our pledges for 2024 to the October 29 worship service to be consecrated. If you were not able to bring your pledge that day, or otherwise have not yet sent in your pledge, you can still do so. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name and mailing address
- Amount you are pledging to give in 2024, and how often you will be giving (e.g. a certain amount every month)
A pledge is a promise of giving. If your circumstances change and you need to adjust your pledge, you can do so with an email to email@example.com stating what the change is.
Your donations make possible the mission and ministry of the Morgan Hill United Methodist Church
Your continued financial support remains critical to our ability to be in ministry to our community and through our connections as a United Methodist Church. Please find below several ways you can make a donation, or pay your tithe or pledge, in-person or from wherever you are.
For giving to “Special Sunday” offerings, go to UMCGiving. Information about the six Special Sundays is provided there, and the “Special Sundays” button will get you to the online donation form. Special Sundays include Human Relations Day, Native American Ministries Sunday, World Communion Sunday, UMCOR Sunday, Peace With Justice Sunday, and United Methodist Student Day.
MHUMC Endowment Fund offers a lasting way to support the church. Learn more about it on our Endowment page.
Ways to give:
- Online donations and giving → Quick link to secure giving page
- By mobile device
- Using your bank’s online “bill payment” system
- In the worship service offering plate
- By mail
Other ways to contribute to MHUMC and our community:
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7-8
Giving to MHUMC through Vanco Faith assures a secure transaction. You can select to give to the General Fund, Building Fund, Youth Activity Fund, or Endowment. If you do not wish to sign up (or sign in) as a Vanco user, you can make a One Time donation. Follow the guidance on our Vanco secure webpage, here.
By mobile device
Vanco Mobile is an app for your mobile device that provides an easy way to donate to MHUMC. Download and install the app, then click the “Give” button to direct your gift and enter the amount. You can even give to multiple funds using the shopping cart!
From your bank’s online “bill payment” system
Many bank accounts now offer an online bill payment system. This allows you to arrange to have donations sent directly from your bank account to the church. Making this a recurring payment relieves you of having to remember to make individual contributions. For more information, check with your bank.
In the worship service offering plate
Place check or currency in the offering plate during worship service offering time. Make checks payable to “Morgan Hill United Methodist Church.” If you like, you may use a provided offering envelope.
Send a check by mail to the church office. Make checks payable to “Morgan Hill United Methodist Church.” The address of our church office is 17175 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037.
Reach Out is a food pantry in Morgan Hill that serves residents of Morgan Hill, San Martin and Coyote. They accept donations of nonperishable food, as well as garden produce. Food may be brought to Reach Out during their open hours, Monday through Friday, 1pm until 2:30pm. They are located at the southeast corner of the St. Catherine Parish facility, 17400 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill.
Nonperishable food may also be brought to the worship service and put in the basket during our offering.
In Ministry to Others
To give of your time, skills, or energy, take a look at opportunities for mission and ministry.