Our National United Methodist Church has arranged for a web portal that allows everyone who shops on the internet to divert 1% or more of their purchases to their local church.
This program operates very much like the "scrip program" many chuches have used in the past.
How is it possible?
We've partnered with hundreds of stores who've agreed to give back a portion of your purchase. It's their way of saying "thank you" to UMCmarket for referring customers to them. The money that you get back goes automatically as a donation to the church that you've selected in your account.
Shopping from a computer:
Go to the home page of UMCmarket.net and click on the green "Join Now"-button
and follow the simple steps to download our plug-in.
By doing this, your computer will automatically register when you enter
an online shop that's in our network, and you will be informed of the percentage
of your purchase that the store will donate to your church.
After downloading the plug-in, go to Organizations and search for your church
and press Join.
When you're ready to start shopping, the donation will go directly to your home church.
Shopping from a tablet or smartphone (works also for computers):
Go to the home page of UMCmarket.net and log in with your email-address
and a password in the upper right hand corner.
If you haven't designated your home church, click on the Organizations tab
and search for your church and press Join. You only need to do this once.
Finding my church:
Search for "Lancaster UMC, CA" You can also add "Footsteps Christian Children's Center."
Every United Methodist Church in the US is listed on UMCmarket.
If you have trouble finding your church, try to search for the name
(exclude UMC or United Methodist etc.) and add the town you're located in.
If you still don't find it, e-mail our support team and we will help you finding it.
What stores are participating and how much do they give back?
Under the tab Stores you can search for stores in a lot of different categories.
Next to every store you will see the percentage that they have agreed
to pay back every time you make a purchase.
Your micro-donations will automatically appear in your account for all stores
except for AMAZON.
Amazon purchases have to be claimed.
Within 24-48 hours after your purchase you can claim it by
and click on PURCHASE NOTIFICATIONS.
Add the name of your item on the row with the corresponding price
and your donation will soon be approved.
When will my church get the micro-donations I create?
Every time you have made a purchase you'll get an email
stating the amount of your micro-donation.
Depending on the store and if they have the item in stock or not,
it can take up to 48 hours for them to reply.
Every month our church will receive a report of all micro-donations
that have been made to your church together with a check of the total amount.
(If accumulated total is less than $100, the payment will be distributed when $100 is reached).
Thank you for supporting
our Lancaster United Methodist Church!
NOTE: The more people that know about UMCmarket,
the more your church benefits. So, spread the word!
Every little bit helps!!!!