Tech Savvy givers in our church are tithing more frequently using the convenient “Give” buttons which you can see on every page of this website. They are also using the Tithe.ly app on their smart phones, which is available in the Google Play store and Apple App Store.
Since we launched our secure transaction relationship with Tithe.ly in March, $2,061.83 has been given to our church online. From March through May 2016 the weekly average amount given was $97.68. In June and July the weekly average is up dramatically to $271.25.
What is striking is that only a small number of congregants is using this new method of giving. With a little more participation our numbers could go sky high. Not only is this convenient for those days when you forgot your checkbook at home or you realized too late that you are out of checks, think about all the times during the week when the spirit might move you to make a difference in our church: pay day, commissions, dividends, lottery winnings, found money in that old coat pocket. This is the quick and easy way to give back a portion of the blessings God has showered upon you.
When you give, you have the option to select from a list of purposes and missions you’d like your money to be earmarked for, including: Tithe, Offering, Pest Control, Philippine Task Force Mission Trip, Peace and Justice, Parsonage, Building, Birthday, Youth and more.
Don’t worry, this is a safe, and secure transaction and you will receive a confirmation and a receipt in your e-mail inbox to keep for your tax records.
Thank you and God bless you when you give to Wilmington First United Methodist Church.
Read more about Tithe.ly here: “Donate Using Your Phone.”