We are on a journey.
This is a journey we share.
We not only share space,
We share a mission to
Love God, Love People, and Actively Service in the World.
Worship is a vital part of our story because we believe God is good and worthy of our worship.
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.
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.
You are invited to be a part of our journey. You are changing lives. With the continued support of our donors, we have been able to keep moving forward in pandemic time. 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.
You can give electronically through Vanco Online Payments by clicking the Donate Button, or you can mail your check to JUMC, PO Box 81, Joseph, OR 97846.
Stewardship: Three Truths to Guide Our Financial Lives
The Christian life is a response of gratitude to God for the gifts of God’s love and grace in Jesus Christ. We love because he first loved us, and give because of the many gifts he has given us. 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 match those of his kingdom on earth.
Three truths lay the foundation for how we approach this area of discipleship called stewardship:
- God created everything.
- God owns everything.
- As disciples of Jesus, we are not owners of our stuff, but trustees.
God entrusted us with financial and physical resources to meet our needs and to help carry out his redemptive work in the world. 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.
Questions and Answers
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.
How Much Should I Give?
The Bible teaches that giving is our response to God who has first given us everything, and to set aside our “first fruits” – that our offering to God should be the first portion we give, not what remains. (Exodus 23:19; Deuteronomy 18:4)
What About Tithing?
Giving 10% of our income, “tithing,” is a Biblical principle. The New Testament does not designate a percentage but says a person should set aside an amount “in keeping with income.” (1 Corinthians 16:2)
What If I Can’t Give 10%?
We are to give as we are able. Every Christian should seek God’s wisdom in how much they should give. (James 1:5)
“Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They should not give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Pledging provides the opportunity to reflect on your financial support and set a goal for the coming year. In addition, pledging helps the Church Council to develop a realistic budget. You can complete an Estimate of Giving Card by Clicking Here. If you would like more information about how to do this, please contact our church office at (541) 432-3102.
Thank you for supporting the ministries of Joseph United Methodist Church!