Christ United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the introduction of a new electronic giving option for making regular offerings.  Our new electronic giving program, Vanco Payment Solutions, offers convenience for you and provides much-needed consistency for our congregation.

Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card.  Donors are able to make one-time donation or set up a recurring gift, which allows you to make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule that coincides with your monthly income.  When you travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offering to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

A less frequently discussed benefit of electronic giving is its positive impact on the environment.  An enormous amount of natural resources are consumed in the production, transportation, processing and disposal of paper checks.  That’s why paying bills electronically always ranks high on any list of actions an individual can take to improve the environment.  The trend toward electronic payments has already produced more than a 50% decline in check use since the year 2000.

Amazon Smile


AmazonSmile 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 difference is that when customers shop at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization(s) selected by the customer.  There is no cost to CUMC or to AmazonSmile customers. 

The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate to CUMC (or the charitable organization of your choice).  On your first visit to http://smile.amazon.com, shoppers will be prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations, which includes CUMC.  That selection will be remembered by the Foundation.  Beginning with that purchase and all eligible future purchases, a donation of 0.5% will be forwarded to CUMC about 45 days following the end of each calendar quarter by electronic funds transfer.

Although, this is a new program to me, some of our congregation members are aware of this benefit.  Our notification letter was sent because one or more Amazon shoppers have selected to support CUMC when they shopped at AmazonSmile!  Won’t you join others in furthering the ministries of CUMC as you shop?  Thanks for your support!


December 2017


Operating Fund – Year to Date
$         915.55  Beginning Bal. 1/1/2017
$  369,978.21  Income
$ (379,084.32) Expenses
$     (8,190.56) Balance 12/31/2017
   (With 54.17% of our Conference
         Apportionments paid)


Operating Fund for December
$    42,884.09    Income
$   (31,401.28)  Expenses
$     11,482.81  Balance


Conference Missions
$ 774.50 December Income
(61.19% of Conference Missions Paid)

To date……….$11,450.21


Capital Improvements
$ 2,225.00 December Income

To date……….$27,086.46


Legacy Fund
$ 483.00 December Income

To date……….$7,364.80


Endowment Fund
$ 1,032.50 December Income

To date……….$8,027.50


Loose Change for Missions
$55.67 was collected in December and sent to Flat Rock Children’s Home. 


Thank you for your faithful giving to further God’s work being done through our church.