Giving

Ways To Give

Online Giving

We are currently transitioning to a new giving platform from e-giving. You can give online through the new platform by filling out the box to the right. If you are are not comfortable using our new platform yet and would like to use e-giving to give online, click here

In Worship

Every Sunday as a part of our worship services in The Sanctuary and in The Vine, there is an  opportunity to give back to God.  If you have made a pledge, you should have received offering envelopes to place your gift in so that we will have a record of your giving.

Mail

You can mail a check, money order, or cash equivalent to:
First-Centenary United Methodist Church
PO Box 208
Chattanooga, TN 37401

Bank Draft

To give a gift directly from your bank account, please call Karen Gates @ 423-756-2021

Wills

Giving to First-Centenary's Permanent Endowment through your will is the easiest way to contribute to enable ministry and the future vitality of the church.

Permanent Endowment

The First-Centenary Permanent Endowment Fund has been established to provide members and friends an opportunity to make charitable gifts to the church that will become a permanent endowment of financial support. The Endowment Fund is intended for purposes that are beyond the church's budget and the regular giving of its members.  Only earnings on the Permanent Endowment Fund are used for the designated purposes.
Giving such a gift is an act of love and an effective way to continue your support of First-Centenary.  Since the fund is permanent, your gift will keep on giving, even after you are no longer here. This is a way of ensuring that First-Centenary will continue to function effectively and allows you to be a part of the church now and in the future.

How do I designate my gift?

How can I leave a lasting gift to The Church?

General Endowment Fund
For special needs and ministries as determined by the church leadership.
Special Endowment Funds 
  • Building - for care, major maintenance, improvements, and construction of physical facilities
  • Mission - for mission in and beyond the local church community.
Current Gifts
  • Memorials
  • Stock Transfers
  • Real Estate/Property Donation
  • Remainder of interest in a residence or farm
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Life Insurance Policies
Gifts Made at Death
  • Retirement Assets (401K, IRA)
  • Savings Bonds
  • CD and Savings Accounts
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Bequests through a Will specified to the Endowment Fund of your choice

Will my investment be safe?

Yes, the fund is professionally managed by the Holston Conference Foundation, along with approved investment advisers.  This program is sponsored and encouraged by the Holston Conference as a way for local churches to ensure long-term financial support.

Annual Stewardship Campaign

We believe that following Jesus means we honor God with our finances in the way we give back to God and the way we spend our money. Each year, we give everyone an opportunity to make a financial commitment to the church as a means of helping each person be faithful to God in giving.  We then base our next year's budget on the commitments that we have.  In November we have a Stewardship campaign and ask each person and family to prayerfully consider how they can be faithful to God and to their church family.

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