Giving is not something we have to do, it’s something we get to do. Your generosity makes an impact for God’s kingdom in our city, country, and around the world.
Ways to Give
1. Give Online through our secure online portal or via PayPal. On the giving portal, you can set up a one-time gift or a recurring gift, using your bank account or via a debit card.
2. Text-2-Give: Send a text to 570 – 260 – 3535 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 your cardholder name and 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.
3. Traditional Offering: You can fill out a check or give cash into the baskets at any Sunday service. There is also a monthly envelope mail service you can sign up for by contacting the church office at 570 – 322 – 3572.
4. Amazon Smile: is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. How does AmazonSmile work? When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization (First United Methodist Church) from almost one million eligible organizations.
Second Mile Giving
January & February: Shepherd of the Streets
The Shepherd of the Streets Ministry is often the first responder for persons in financial need. The ministry provides for: clinical pastoral counseling, bedding and hygiene items, medical transportation assistance, medical, dental, and visual assistance referrals.
March & April: International Justice Mission
In Ghana, children as young as three are enslaved in the fishing industry, forced to do hard and dangerous work to earn a profit for their masters. IJM works to free these children and to bring those in the slave trade to justice.
May & November: Dwell Orphan Care
Dwell Orphan Care exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, PA and beyond, so that children have a safe, loving, forever home in which to dwell.
Expectations provides a variety of pregnancy and relationship services to expectant mothers and fathers. These services include pregnancy testing program, ultrasound program, healthy pregnancy classes, labor and birth courses, healthy marriage/relationship program, adoption education, and other programs to assist parents.
July & August: Local Mission Efforts / Community Outreach
TRANSFORM is our local mission experience where we offer the tangible love of Jesus in our community through house projects and building relationships.
September: Helping Hand
This fund is to provide emergency assistance to those in our community who are experiencing economic crisis or difficulty.
October & December: Family Promise
Family Promise of Lycoming County (FPLC) equips families to break the cycle of homelessness. They seek to build a society in which every family has a safe home, a sustainable livelihood and the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their community.