I Want to Give!
We gratefully receive the generous contributions made to the work of the Lord through this church and its ministry.
There are many ways you can support the general ministry of this church or a particular ministry or mission project by donating money or tangible goods. Many times, the tangible goods are specified within the ministry area or mission itself, elsewhere on this site. A simple example is the Knitting Ministry. They have a need for yarn and money to purchase it. You can either donate yarn, but you’d better find out what they like to use first, or you can donate money.
The instructions on this page are to aid you in making either type of donation for almost any reason. When you make a donation to this church, it is tax deductible and we recognize that you must have a receipt or other record for tax purposes.
All donations by check or cash, must have your name and address are included. This enables us to mail you a detailed statement for tax purposes for the current tax year, by January 31st of the following year. You will get the statement whether you gave once or many times during the year. The only requirement is that to be counted in that year, any donation must be received by December 31st. If mailed, the postmark on the envelope must be on or before that day.
All Checks must be made out to “Lake City United Methodist Church”. All undesignated donations will be applied to our General Budget which funds the operation of the church and all its programs and ministries, and may partially fund certain featured mission projects as well.
Designating your donation
If you want to designate your donation for a particular ministry or mission, then put the name of it in the Memo Field of the check. You can split your donation by putting more than one designation along with the amount for each in the Memo Field.
If you want to make a gift to the church as a memorial, you should discuss this with either the Chair of Trustees, Memorials Chair, or Finance Chair. They can also provide suggestions for the use of the memorial gift.
If you plan to give any tangible goods, and you want a receipt, please contact either the Financial Secretary or the Finance Chair. They can be reached through the Church office. Note that the church cannot and will not assign any value to tangible goods received for your tax purposes. You will receive a receipt simply describing the item(s) received.
If you intend to donate a tangible item, we request that you discuss this with either the Chair of Trustees or Finance prior to making the donation. One or both of them must approve such donations.
Remember your church in your will
If you would like to make a donation to this church through your estate, we would welcome it. You should discuss this with our Finance Chair prior to completing your will to avoid any misunderstandings regarding the use of your gift.
Making Your Donation
Mailing your Donation
You may mail your check donation (do not send cash through the mail) to:
Lake City United Methodist Church
213 North Oak St.
Lake City, MN 55041
Delivering your donation
You may also deliver your Check or cash donation to the church office during our normal office hours. Please put your donation together with name and address in an envelope marked: Attention: Finance Secretary.
Would you like to make your donation on-line?
If you would like to use this web site to make a one-time or a recurring gift to this church, please let us know. We are currently looking at using electronic giving systems that would allow various forms of electronic payment, such as credit or debit card, or direct transfer (ACH), or even texting from your smart phone. Of course there is a cost associated with such services and we'd only implement it if the usage warrants doing so. So to find out if there is enough interest, we ask that you tell us what you think about it by filling out the Giving On Line Interest form below.
Your Finance Team