A cash or check gift in any amount is a convenient and popular way to show your faithful support for the church or other ministries. It can be placed in the Offering plate on Sundays or dropped off at our church office on weekdays.
The full amount of your gift qualifies for a charitable income tax deduction – up to 50% of your adjusted gross income.
Please use one of the giving envelopes in order to properly credit your donation.
Include your name, address, and telephone number when donating cash so we can accurately post it to your charitable giving statement.
Make certain your check is dated for the current year and is received or postmarked no later than December 31 to receive a deduction this year.
Another convenient method of donating can be done by using your credit card. You can access the donation page of our website here, or set-up a recurring credit card donation by calling the church office, 661-942-0419.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is both a convenient and reliable way to fulfill your financial commitment to the church. EFT is a monthly withdrawal from your checking account to the church’s checking account. It is also the most cost-efficient method of giving to the church since it reduces administrative costs and helps maintain a predictable cash flow.
To begin donating by using the EFT method, send the following information to the church finance department:
- A check that has been voided.
- The monthly amount to be withdrawn.
- Choose either the first Monday of each month or the third Monday
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email.
- The date you wish the EFT to begin.
The Church maintains a stock account for the transfer of appreciated stock. Please have your broker contact our church office to learn of the name and address of our broker.
They will then set-up the transfer. Our account is held at the following brokerage:
Any account executive will be able to assist you. Our account name is Lancaster United Methodist Church.
Our account number is xxxx-xxxx, and the DTC number is xxxx.
When the stock arrives in our account, we will provide you with the gift receipt that you need for tax purposes.
We will also make sure that your gift benefits the area you designate within the many ministries here at Landcaster United Methodist Church.