What We Believe About Christian Giving
Everything we have comes from God and these gifts are not ours alone but ours to share. The Bible teaches us to give the “first fruits” of our harvest to the Lord and this spiritual discipline helps us to keep God first in our lives.
God, the greatest Giver of all, gave and keeps on giving. Our Christian giving should be a heartfelt response to God’s selfless and magnificent gift — the gift of Himself in the person of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
Ways to Give
You can make a gift to Virginia Beach United Methodist Church easily online.
We have recently moved to the Shelby Arena database. Even if you have given before, please click the link above to set up a new account.
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Instructions for logging in:
User Name = child’s last name, i.e. Smith
(NOTE: If you have more than one child with the same last name, the User Name = SmithA (where A is the first letter of first name capitalized)
Password = password1 (you will be prompted to change it)
You may use your bank’s online website to send your offering to VBUMC (via the Bill Pay Option). You don’t even need a stamp! Just direct your bank to send your payment to the following address:
Virginia Beach United Methodist Church
212 Nineteenth Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
It’s always easy to give at VBUMC. Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate during any of the weekend services. Many of our members elect to receive personalized envelopes that are used for weekly gifts (and helpful for record-keeping). If you would like to receive personalized envelopes for your family, please contact Randy Gillan, Assistant Business Manager at 757.428.7727 ext. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you aren’t near VBUMC and prefer not to give online, you may mail your gift to Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, 212 Nineteenth Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Be sure to include your name and address on any check or envelope so that gift credit may be provided for tax purposes.
We will gladly accept gifts of stocks or bonds. Donations of this type are sold as soon as practicable after receiving them, without regard to what the market may be doing at that time. You will need to contact us when you plan to initiate a stock transfer so that we can provide you with the account and transfer numbers.
The Federal Tax Code allows individuals who have reached age 70-1/2 to make charitable contributions up to $100,000 directly from their Individual Retirement Account to a qualified charity. This transfer is neither included in the donor’s taxable income, nor is it deducted as an itemized deduction, but it will be counted toward satisfaction of the individual’s Required Minimum Distribution for the year. For detailed information, go to www.irs.gov and search for “Charitable Donations from IRAs”.
For either of these options, please contact Randy Gillan Assistant Business Manager at 757.428.7727 ext. 223 or email@example.com
The Virginia Beach United Methodist Foundation
II Corinthians 9:7 “Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart: not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.”
The Virginia Beach United Methodist Church Foundation was established as a Charitable Trust Fund in 1994. Gifts received by the Foundation are received in perpetuity. The purpose is to encourage, acknowledge, administer, and invest endowment gifts to the Foundation. The Foundation Board is a good steward of donations as it furthers the ministries of the church. Gifts have a lasting impact and benefit the church in many ways. Those gifts will provide additional support for the church’s ministries, beyond budgetary needs, such as:
- Special Events
- Youth Programs
- Senior Programs
- Other Approved Ministry Opportunities
Giving is an act of faith. There are many ways for you to make a gift that continues to give. As tax laws change, new ideas continue to be developed. Suggestions many include:
- Cash contributions
- Bequest in your will (Include VBUMC Foundation as a residual beneficiary to your will)
- Real Estate Gifts (Donate real estate such as land, houses, or buildings)
- Stocks, Bonds, or other Securities
- Life Insurance (You may name the Foundation as a whole beneficiary or partial of a policy without probate or other administrative delay.)
For information, please contact the church office. Pastors or members of the Foundation Committee are available to discuss the opportunities to contribute.