Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of following Christ a bit better today than yesterday, both in our community and the world. Through our online giving, we give you the ability to make one time gifts or adjust your regular weekly, monthly or other recurring gifts.
You may use your checking account, savings account, or credit or debit.
You can now make a contribution to Euless First UMC with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 817-813-8687 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25. Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter you cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!
To give by mail send gifts to the church office at: 106 N. Main, Euless, TX 76040
Stewardship isn’t just about finances, and we don’t believe we can separate these 5 areas from each other and maintain integrity as followers of Jesus. They work together. As they mingle in our lives, they form a glorious pattern of growth in Christlikeness. They become, in effect, the ‘stew” of our lives as disciples!
As we follow Jesus, our prayer, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness work together to give God glory and honor! As we grow closer to God, our hearts grow towards the world around us, and toward fellow Christians. As we practice stewardship in the area of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness, we find ourselves more able to obey Jesus’ new commandment:
“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples when you love each other.” John 13:34-35
Why is giving important?
The Bible has much to say about wisdom and finances, with 2,300 verses that tell us to be generous and good stewards of our resources. Jesus taught generosity and sacrifice. He demanded that his followers serve not wealth but God, and in the parable of the talents, he taught that God will hold us each accountable for what we do with all our earthly possessions.
What is expected of me?
The Bible teaches us to give a tithe, or the first 10 percent of what we earn, to God and the church’s work. For some, giving one-tenth is a very difficult goal. For others, it is the starting point, and their giving far exceeds 10 percent. The important thing is that you start somewhere, that your giving be in proportion to your income, that your giving reflects an appropriate offering to God-given your means, and that your offerings express both your desire to serve the Lord and your investment in God’s work. Begin by determining what percentage of your income you are giving to God. If you are not yet tithing, consider taking a step toward tithing this year. For example, if you now give 3 percent of your income, consider increasing your gift to 4 percent, and add 1 percent each year until you reach the tithing goal. Our prayer is that everyone will grow in his or her faith by giving financially to the ministries of the church and experience the joy and blessings that come from financial generosity.
Everything we have belongs to God.
“A tithe [tenth] of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” —Leviticus 27:30 (NIV)
Why do I need to return an estimate of giving card?
There are two reasons why it is important that every member of our church family return an estimate of giving card. First, the process of prayerfully asking God to guide your decision and then making a commitment to serve the Lord with your financial gifts is an act of worship, an expression of gratitude and praise to God. Second, on a more practical note, your commitment allows our church to budget and better plan for our ministries, key objectives, and mission outreach programs.
What if financial hardship prohibits me from making a commitment this year?
Don’t let your inability to give at this time keep you from worship. Remember that God honors your faithfulness and that your acceptance at Euless First United Methodist Church is not based upon your capacity to give. We ask that everyone return an estimate of giving card even if it is a limited financial commitment at this time. You can always increase or decrease your commitment if your situation changes by calling the church. Also, be sure to let our pastoral staff know of your situation so that they can pray for and support you during any difficulty. We also offer classes to assist members to become better managers of all that God gives them. For information, call Steve Heyduck at 817-283-4421 or email Steve@fumceuless.org.
Because we reap what we sow.
“The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” —2 Corinthians 9:6
Why do I need to turn in a new commitment card each year?
Financial situations change from year to year, and if we are growing in our faith, our annual commitment should likewise reflect that giving growth. Each year, our church budget is based upon the growing commitments of our congregation.
Should I use Electronic Funds Transfer?
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is the easiest, most cost-effective giving option for both you and the church. With EFT, you can reinforce your commitment to give your tithes and offerings to God first, before anything else. One easy step each year guarantees that the church will receive your gifts on a regular basis, even if you are out of town or you forget one week. And on a practical note, EFT reduces the need for additional staff to process offerings. If you choose this option, you must return an estimate of giving card each year authorizing the electronic funds transfer. Complete the EFT information and attach a voided check for the account you will use. For more information contact us at 817-283-4421.
Another option for giving electronically is to set up bill pay with your bank. This method actually saves the church some expenses, but, like EFT, can automate your giving.
Can I give by text message?
You can now make a contribution to Euless First UMC with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 817-813-8687 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25. Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter you cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!
To whom much has been given . . .
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” —Luke 12:48 (NIV)