When we’re generous with our resources, we become active participants in helping people follow Jesus. We encourage all of those who’re part of our church family to give—not out of obligation, but as an expression of your love of God and love for people. Your gifts allow God’s work to be done in our New McKendree church home, our local community, and around the world.

Whether you’re giving for the first time today, or you give every week, your gifts matter. Thank you!

2023 Estimate of giving

It's time to submit your Estimate of Giving for 2023. You can CLICK HERE to submit your annual estimate of giving online. You may also use the 2023 Estimate of Giving card that you will find at the Welcome Desk. Drop that card in the offering plate or mail it to the church office. 

New giving envelopes

We have new giving envelopes.   Please fill them out fully when making your offering.  Since the new envelopes include multiple funds, you must indicate what fund(s) your donation is intended for.  We can no longer make assumptions about blank envelopes.  If the envelope is blank, and there is nothing written on the memo line of your check, we will have to call you and verify the intended fund. 
You can use a check, cash, or a combination of both.  
Check - Mark the box next to the word "Check" and write in the check number.  Then write in the dollar amount from that check that you want to be designated for each fund.  If you are using multiple checks, please list the fund on the memo line of each check.
Example: Check #2512  General $100  Communion $50  MOVE Capital Campaign $100 
This check should be written for $250.
Cash - Mark the box next to the word "Cash".  Then write the dollar amount from that cash that you want to be designated for each fund. 
Example: Cash: General $100  Communion $50  MOVE Capital Campaign $100 
There should be $250 in cash in the envelope. 

Year-end giving options

Make use of the unique 100% AGI limit on deductions for cash gifts in 2022.

* If you have a balance in your Donor Advised Fund, consider prioritizing New McKendree rather than allow the balance to remain dormant. Put your Donor Advised Fund to Kingdom work! 

* Appreciated asset gifts such as stock or real estate can be deducted up to 30% of AGI.

* Donate stock: You will not be subject to the capital gains tax and qualify for an income tax deduction. After donating the stock, and if you really like the stock, you can purchase new shares and elevate your cost basis.

* If you have stock options, consider exercising the options and donate the cash to offset the income tax.

* If you are 70½ or older, consider a non-taxable Qualified Charitable IRA Distribution to charity. You can give up to $100,000 from an IRA with significant tax incentives. 

In order for your tax benefit to apply this year, your financial gifts should be completed to New McKendree UMC by December 31, 2022.

Thank you for your ongoing, generous participation in our New McKendree ministries.