Giving - First United Methodist Church of Gilbert
Why We Give God has provided us with everything that we need for abundant life. As a token of our appreciation, we should offer a gift back. As Jesus taught on the mount, “give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you receive.” Luke 6:38 We give to the church as the embodiment of our Lord here on earth, to support its good works. Giving is a form of spiritual discipline – akin to prayer, church attendance, and doing charitable works – and helps you to grow in your faith. Stock Offerings – A Note from the Desert Southwest United Methodist Foundation: We will continue to make our best efforts to ensure a smooth transfer for donors. Please follow the instructions for stock transfers. 1. You or your financial advisor MUST provide us with the following: Security Information: Security Name, Number of Shares, and Symbol/Ticker/Cusip. Security Delivering Institution Information: Security delivering institution name, contact name, phone, e-mail address. 2. Provide us with your complete name, address, city, state, and zip code so that we may send you proper IRS documentation for your gift. In addition, please instruct DSUMF as to any designations of the funds realized after our sale of your gifted securities. 3. The necessary information numbered on 1. And 2. above may be sent to DSUMF via e-mail(firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (602-265-1524). All the preceding information must be received at least three business days before the expected date of the transfer. 4. Please instruct your financial institution to transfer securities to: DTC #0443 Pershing, LLC For credit to account # N7M100129 Client account name: UMC Benefit Board Inc. 5. Once sold they will further credit DSUMF who will then disburse the funds realized per your designation and send you the documentation for your gift required by the IRS. If you, as the beneficiary, know in advance your donor’s name and gift, please provide this information to us. There can never be too much information. Giving Options – Pick What Works Best for Your Needs Ways to Give As you contemplate future contributions, please consider online giving. Should you have any questions on the process, please email Taleen Carpenter or call at the church office (480-892-9166).
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