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"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."

Hebrews 13:16

What is a tithe?

Scripture encourages giving to God a "first fruits" offering – in an agricultural world, this meant taking the first 10 percent of your crop or yield and offering it to God. The people gave God their first harvest, trusting God would provide what they needed as the season went on. Giving God a percentage of our income is a way we begin to trust and rely on God more deeply.

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You can make donations to St Matthew UMC by check.

Give through your IRA

If you’re 70 1/2 or older, you can use your IRA to make donations to St. Matthew UMC and avoid taxes on the distribution. Your donation will count towards your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year. Gifts must be made directly from your IRA to St. Matthew UMC, and can be any amount up to $100,000. You may designate your donation for either 2019 or 2020. If you’re interested in learning more, or plan to make a Charitable Qualified Distribution (CQD), please contact Denise Sudderth at 864-901-58973.

Legacy Giving and Future Gifts

Bequests in your will are a simple way to name St. Matthew UMC as the recipient of a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.  If you don’t already have a will, please consider writing one for the benefit of your family and entire estate.

Life Insurance Policies allow you to name your beneficiary and you can choose St. Matthew UMC as either the sole beneficiary or a partial beneficiary.  Life insurance can multiply the value of your gift.

Retirement Funds, like IRAs and 401ks, have named beneficiaries and you can name St. Matthew UMC as a sole or partial beneficiary.  Those funds aren’t subject to taxes when distributed to a non-profit.

Questions? Please contact Denise Sudderth at 864-901-5873.