For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Jesus, Matthew 6:21
Jesus taught that how we handle our money is an indicator of our hearts, and Paul taught that we should give cheerfully and sacrificially in response to the love of God. God gives us all the great privilege of partnering with Him in what He wants to do in the world.
Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the mission and ministries of First United Methodist Church Peoria. Giving is a central theme of the Bible. At First Church Peoria we invite our members and regular attenders to give during our worship services, by using on-line giving or by mailing in their contributions. We believe that living “debt free” is a worthy goal for all Christians.
Online giving does involve the use of the debit and credit transactions and makes no distinction between the two. We offer this option only as a convenience and we strongly urge you to use your credit card only as a payment method, never to incur debt. However, if you intend to pay off your balance each month, we believe that is an issue of conscience and leave that between you and God.
Other Giving Option
Stocks and Mutual Funds: You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will not pay capital gains tax on the difference between the initial purchase price and the current fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and a copy to First Church Peoria letting us know how you wants the funds applied.
Other giving options include life insurance, retirement assets, bequests, non-cash donations, charitable gift fund donations, etc.
For additional information, contact the Financial Secretary at 309-673-3641.
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. II Corinthians 9:7