Tuesday, October 17, 2017

E-giving Update

We do not usually post this kind of thing here on the main page, but our online giving partner, E-giving, made some changes to the way they handled our transactions. It was really a technological and administrative move so I will not bore you with the details, but it did affect our giving link. If you experienced any difficulties this weekend in your E-giving, you can now use the link provided on the giving page and at the bottom of this post just as you have in the past.

Why Should I Give?

At Hanfield, we believe all Christians are called to be good stewards of the resources they have been given. These resources include time, talents, gifts, and money. What does it mean to be a "good steward?" It starts by understanding that all we have is a gift from God. It is not ours to give to Him; it's His already! Then, when we use those resources in a way that helps further God's kingdom, we are being good stewards. As an added bonus, most gifts given to Hanfield are tax deductible.
"So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?" (Luke 16:11)

Tithes? Offerings?

tithe is generally one-tenth of a person's income and has roots as far back as Abraham (Genesis 14:18-20). Tithing is a practice that prompted the only time in scripture when God tells us to test Him (Malachi 3:10). When Jesus was asked about tithing, He focused attention on one's inward attitudes and regarded stewardship of finances as an indication of trustworthiness with spiritual things (Luke 16:11). At Hanfield, we challenge our congregation to tithe faithfully.
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it." (Malachi 3:10)
Offerings are financial contributions that are given above and beyond the tithe. These are more commonly for one-time or periodic ministries or projects.
Let's face it—a church cannot survive without the financial contributions of its members. Hanfield is no exception. Your tithe is what keeps the church running—supporting evangelism, outreach, and missionaries as well as maintaining the property, equipment, and staff. Special offerings (above the tithe) are what helps support special causes or projects such as BEST Bags, Sweet Dreams and more.

How Do I Give?

Cash or Checks

It's easy! Financial contributions can be made via cash or check made payable to Hanfield UMC. You can place your offering in the offering basket during Sunday morning services, drop it in the drop box outside the church office during office hours, or mail it to Hanfield UMC, 101 N 400E, Marion, IN 46952.

E-Giving

You pay your bills online, why not give your tithes and offerings online, too? We are excited to provide an E-giving service to you. You can make a one-time contribution, or set up a recurring contribution schedule. Contributions can come directly from your checking account (ACH) or you can use a credit card. This is a convenient way to remember your tithes and offerings, even when you're not in town!
CLICK THIS LINK: Get started with E-giving now!

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