GIVING

We encourage giving as an act of worship.


What we believe about 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

ONLINE

You can make a gift to Virginia Beach United Methodist Church easily online. If it’s your first time, simply create a new user account by clicking here. Then register, verify your email and return to the site. Or, if you have given before, just click this button:

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ONLINE BILL PAY

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
757-428-7727


SUNDAY WORSHIP

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 rgillan@vbumc.org.


BY MAIL

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.


STOCKS, BONDS, OR RETIREMENT TRANSFERS

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 rgillan@vbumc.org