Giving

We support our church through our prayers, our gifts, and our service.

 

     “Together We Can” :

Each of us determines what we can give knowing the church like our own home requires money to pay the bills.  We all have different family situations for giving and every gift is valuable and equal to God.

Important tax note about charitable contributions

IRA Charitable Contributions:  For those over the age of 70-1/2, Congress has made permanent the opportunity to make a charitable gift from an IRA plan directly to Des Moines United Methodist Church as an outright gift.  The check must be made out directly to the church by the broker or bank holding the IRA.  One can transfer up to $100,000 per year to charitable causes.  This can satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution or be an additional contribution to the church.  Your IRA transfer to the church generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction for you, but comes right off of page 1 of your tax return.

Electronic Giving

Electronic giving can be set up to make donations automatically or may be used to make a one-time donation.  This payment method needs to be set up on your bank web site by adding the church’s account number of 209675609, (routing number 325070760), to the list of payees in the bill payment feature.  This is a dedicated account at Chase Bank to receive such donations.

Another method available at some banks is PopMoney and for this use the e-mail address:  onlinegiving@desmoinesumc.org.  It may be necessary to insert the church address and phone number of:  22225 9th Ave. S., Des Moines, WA 98198 – 206/878-8301.

 

The Des Moines United Methodist Church —  Permanent Endowment Fund

 The Endowment Fund is established for the purpose of providing members and friends the opportunity to make charitable gifts to Des Moines United Methodist Church. The Fund becomes a permanent endowment of financial support and a living memorial.

The Endowment Fund is intended for purposes that are not a part of the church’s established programs. These programs are funded through the annual operating budget and the regular giving of its members.