God is the Giver of all good things. The Giver of breath and life. Our Creator. We recognize that all we have is a good gift from God. And as God said to Abraham and Sarah, God says to us, “You are blessed to be a blessing.”
Generosity is a “fruit of the Spirit of God”, a sign that God is alive in us. (Galatians 5:22-23). To be generous is to be like Jesus. Our generosity toward others begins with a recognition of God’s generosity toward us, and that it all belongs to God. Our generosity reflects our trust in God’s continuing provision for us. Generosity allows us to joyfully be part of what God is doing here on earth and for eternity. We are stewards, caretakers, intended to use what we have to bless others in the name of Jesus Christ.
We invite you to give to the mission of Jesus, to reconcile all people and the whole of creation to God and one another. Your generosity supports the ministries of our church to express God’s love and grace to all people and to care for creation.
In our worship services, we invite you to give as an act of worship — offering our best to the God who has blessed us in so many ways! In addition to giving in our Sunday worship gatherings, we also offer the opportunity to give via the web or your smartphone app. Regardless of how you give, we invite you to do it as an act of worship of an amazing God.
If you wish to give online via the WEB, please click the link below to take you to the site that handles our online giving safely and securely. We use Vanco Payment Solutions for services for electronic giving, which is endorsed by the General Council of Finance and Administration (GCFA) of The United Methodist Church.
If you wish to give via your smartphone, you can do so by downloading the UMC-developed app Joyfully2UMC from the App Store™ for Apple™ iOS and from Google Play for Android. Vanco is the sole provider of giving through the UMC’s mobile giving app, which enables you to make safe and speedy smartphone payments. It is a free application developed by our UMC’s GCFA. You can download, register and then pay any organization which is listed on the app. Once the app is installed on your phone, you can search for Bluff City UMC and set it as your home church. You can then begin setting up your giving through the app.
Thank you for your generosity!
More About Vanco, our giving partner
Vanco Payment Solutions is safe, secure and convenient. More than 20,000 religious and nonprofit organizations nationwide rely on Vanco to deliver convenient electronic giving options for their donors.
With Vanco, you will receive an email receipt if you provide your email. You can also view a list of your transactions that you have made using Vanco. Simply login and you can see all of the giving you have done through online giving.
You can click this link to shop online at AmazonSmile, which is Amazon’s website in which a portion of sales benefit non-profit organizations. By clicking the link, Amazon will donate a percentage of the sale to our congregation. Thanks!
Coffee lovers! We have partnered with the ministry Phoenix Roasters to sell their coffee. They purchase from growers in Honduras, Guatemala, and Panama, providing ethical wages for the growers. Your purchase of their delicious, organic coffee will support the growers with a living wage; and a portion of the sales will be given to our congregation to support our other ministries in our community and throughout the world. A great gift-giving idea!
Visit our website here at: Phoenix Roasters – Bluff City UMC