Give Online through our partnership with VANCO, a secure and trusted payment specialist via your computer, table, or mobile device. This allows you to give a one-time donation or to set up regular donation schedule that best suits you. You can also create your online account to give automatic recurring gifts.
Our Online Giving Privacy Policies
Your information is held securely by the VANCO system. This information will remain private and will never be given to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be canceled.
Direct deposit from your checking account to ours can also be done. At this time, we offer this once a month with the transfer occuring at the beginning of the month. If you would like to set this up, please contact our church.
A Reminder about Year-end Giving
Please take a moment to consider year-end giving. Should you need a commitment card, click here.
According to tax regulations, donors must deliver checks on or by December 31, 2022 in order to claim a charitable contribution deduction for 2023. In addition, mailed donations must be dated and postmarked in December to qualify for a 2022 charitable contribution deduction. Tithes and offerings received after December 31st (even if written in 2022 ) will be credited on your 2023 statement. Any questions regarding your statement can be directed to the church office.
Checks or money orders can be mailed in to our church address:
First United Methodist Church
7520 W. Lapham Street
West Allis, WI 53214
Appreciated Marketable Securities are a great way to maximize your giving, because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities . In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. For more information on giving stocks/bonds/securities to the church please call the church office and one of our church officers will return your call. The Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation will facilitate your gifts to our church with no fees or charges.
If you would like to make a gift that creates a lasting legacy you may through our Scholarship and Endowment Fund.
The Scholarship and Endowment Fund board is entrusted to carry on the mission of Jesus Christ with the funds that are given to the fund with an emphasis to provide support for scholarships, and additional mission and church needs beyond and outside of the annual budget.
The money given may become a living memorial in which the principal is invested and the interest becomes available to promote the religious, charitable and benevolent functions of the church. Because only the interest is disbursed, gifts renew themselves approximately every ten years, perpetually. Grants are made upon request after review by the directors. Unrestricted gifts may also be given.
Some of the ways generously donated funds have benefited the church include:
- funding staff continuing education
- support of new church programs
- scholarships for students in our community
Please contact the Pastor with any questions or for more information.