Your gifts and offerings are vital to First United Methodist Church! Thank you for giving generously via your resourses and your time so we may be a sanctuary of hope, love and encouragement in the heart of Sioux Falls. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a giving statement at the end of the year.
Why We Give
The stewardship of our finances is a tremendous—and often overlooked—area of our lives where we can faithfully proclaim the gospel. Giving strengthens our devotion to Christ and frees us to live open-handedly with the gifts God gives us. We trust in Him and His provision instead of our perceived self-sufficiency. As people of faith, we give faithfully and generously.
Q: Is online giving secure?
A: First UMC online giving is powered by PushPay. PushPay keeps your data is and private from unwanted access.
Unlike many other mobile payment methods, Pushpay provides a financial and legal safeguard. Pushpay is not only bank grade (PCI) compliant, but also independently tested and reviewed to ensure the highest security standards at all times.
Q: Are there fees associated with online giving?
A: For givers, there are no fees involved with online giving. First UMC is responsible for the fees associated with online giving. We pay a processing fee for all credit/debit card (1% -2%) and ACH bank account (1%) transactions that are processed through PushPay. You can help us manage our fees by using your bank account as the funding source for online giving. However, both options are available through our online giving portal, and we will gladly accept donations through both methods.
TEXT TO GIVE
Text sfumc to 77977. You will receive a message with a link to give. Fill out your name, email, phone, amount and fund you wish to contribute. You will then be asked for your account information. You will be sent a text confirmation.
IN PERSON GIVING
If you would like to give using checks or cash, you can do so in person during Sunday morning worship. Please make checks payable to First UMC.
GIVING THROUGH YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION OR BY EFT
EFT allows consistent amounts to be drawn directly and regularly from your banking account. This option allows you to give as a regular priority and it also reduces the processing expense for the church. To get started with EFT, you can complete an online commitment card and select the EFT option. If you are new to EFT, you will be asked to submit a voided check. For additional information please contact Sara Callahan at 605.336.3652
Use your financiall institutions bill-pay service. Payments should be made payable to First UMC and sent to:
401 South Spring
Sioux Falls, SD 57104