Why We Give

We are on a journey
to

Love God, Love People, and Actively Serve in the World.

Love God

Worship helps us to grow in the ways of love.
Our love of God inspires everything we do. We step out in faith as we trust God to lead us with new possibilities, creative ministry, and expanding love for each other and our community.

Love People

As we walk our journey of faith we are constantly meeting people along our path. We extend the hope and love of Christ to a world in need by offering our resources, presence, and service to the glory of God and for human fulfillment.

Through relationship building and study, we seek to know God more intimately and understand what it means to follow Jesus, grow in faith, and share God’s love.

Actively Serve in the World

On this journey to Love God and Love People, we are actively serving others. We discover the gifts that God has given us and put our love into action.

We are changing lives. With the continued support of our donors, we have been able to keep moving forward in ever changing times. We have explored new ways of doing ministry and maintaining our connection with God and with each other. This has allowed us to share God’s love with more people than ever before. Be a part of it with your donation, today. Whether large or small, every little bit helps.

Thank you for supporting the ministries of Joseph United Methodist Church!

How can I give?

Cash, checks, automatic withdrawal, debit/credit cards on line (See above.): You may choose to give weekly with a check or cash that you bring or mail to the church. You may prefer to have an automatic withdrawal made from your checking. Contact the church office at (541) 432-3102, and we will help you set that up. You can also give online (See above).

Gifts other than cash and checks: You may give stocks, mutual funds, bonds, insurance, real estate, jewelry, and other personal property. Often the donor can realize a tax benefit. Contact the church office at (541) 432-3102.

Gifts through estate planning: Estate planning allows you to leave a legacy for your children, grandchildren, and ongoing ministry of Joseph United Methodist Church. You may give through insurance, wills, trusts, charitable gift annuities, retirement accounts and life estates. Contact the church office at (541) 432-3102.

Why should I give?

Giving is a practice in letting go and trusting in something other than ourselves. Giving is a response to God’s grace as well as a means to open to that grace.

Our monetary support enables the church to accomplish God’s mission in our world. In return we grow spiritually through giving as we allow God to reorganize our priorities to align with the unfolding of God’s love in our midst.

Three truths lay the foundation for how we approach this area of discipleship called stewardship:

  • God created everything.
  • God owns everything.
  • We are not owners of our stuff, but trustees.

Once we are able to offer God control of our finances, we can offer God our entire lives, and experience the spiritual freedom and joy that God intends for us.

How much should I give?

All of us are on a journey that requires us to let go of our false self programs for happiness in the form of control, power, and security. Money is one of the ways we hold onto the illusion of power, control and security.

The invitation is to go to the edge of your comfort zone and stretch a little. For each person that will be different. For some it is 1-2% of their income and for others it is 10% and beyond.