GIVING

Our church, its people, and its ministries are supported and revitalized through your gifts of prayer, presence, service, and money. Thank you. Your giving makes a difference.

DISASTER RELIEF

As United Methodists, we respond through our prayers & our gifts to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and our readiness to serve when the time is right. UMCOR is always one of the first responders in times of disaster.
 
To be a part of the response to the RECENT HURRICANES, you can donate directly through
Powell UMC at:
OR
Write a check to Powell UMC and write “Disaster Response-Hurricane Florence” in the memo line and drop in the offering plate or drop it off to the church office.
 

ELECTRONIC GIVING

Powell United Methodist Church has an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) giving program (E-Giving) that allows people to make contributions electronically to the General Fund, the Building Fund, and/or the Memorial Fund. EFT transactions are considered to be safer than writing a check or giving cash, and are regulated by strict Federal and State guidelines. Currently E-giving can be used for ongoing giving. In order to participate in the e-giving program you will be asked to set up a new account. You should have all of the information that you need to register except for your Family ID number. If you do not have your Family ID number (available from the church office), please proceed by entering your first and last name into that field. You only have to set up your account once at this site; you do not have to set it up annually.
If you have questions, please contact
Rob Hoffmann, Church Treasurer, at treasurer@powellumc.org.
 
Click here to set up e-giving. 
 

COVENANT OF  GIVING 

God is the source of all gifts. Life flows from God and the focus of life is to respond to God’s generosity through acts of giving that reflect our commitment of faith.
We believe Christian stewardship is a joyful response to God’s gifts; it is a spiritual understanding of the practical and economic aspects of all of life. Our stewardship affirms the redemptive power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and our confidence in God’s final victory in the world.
Download the full “Covenant of Giving,” and make your personal commitment.

COMMUNION OFFERINGS

On designated Sundays, generally the first Sunday of the month, the Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated in all three worship services, 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00. On those Sundays, persons receiving Communion are invited to give to a mission project designated for that month. A special envelope is provided.
 
Click here for a list of communion offerings for 2018.
 

ENDOWMENT FUND

The General Endowment Fund was established in 2001 with emphasis on church property. The goal was to create an endowment of sufficient size from which income and earnings can be used for maintenance, care, improvements and repair of our church property. Other endowment funds have since been established and they include: Scholarship (Heffelfinger), Youth and Children (Barthel), Mission and Outreach (Rumbaugh) and Music (Askins). In addition to estate planning gifts, gifts of any amount may be made in memory of or in honor of a special person or event. The principal in the Endowment Funds is protected and the income is managed and directed by the Endowment Committee. Designated endowment funds may be established with a sufficient donation. It is a blessing to know gifts to the Endowment Funds are gifts that keep on giving. For more information contact our pastor, larrybrown@powellumc.org or our church office, office@powellumc.org

KROGER PLUS

If you shop at Kroger’s please consider enrolling in the community rewards program to benefit the church. On average every family enrolled generates about $50 a year. These funds are used by the church trustees for maintaining the church. Everyone must re-enroll annually after April 1st.
To renew your account:
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and put in your Kroger Plus card number
  • Enter 80032 or Powell United Methodist Church, then click the circle to the left of the name and click on enroll
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, click on “My Account” at the top of the screen and scroll to the bottom to the Community Rewards section
  • Purchases will not count for the church until after you register your card
To set up an account:
  • Click on Create an Account
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number
  • Update or confirm your information
  • Enter 80032 or Powell United Methodist Church, then click the circle to the left of the name and click on enroll
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, click on “My Account” at the top of the screen and scroll to the bottom to the Community Rewards section
  • Purchases will not count for the church until after you register your card

Not sure of your Kroger Card #?

  • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number
  • You must swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count

 

BLUE MISSION CARTS

We thank you for your donations for gently seasonal clothing, food pantry items and other items that will be able to go to one of our local missions, Common Ground Free Store and People in Need of Delaware Food Pantry. When you bring a donation to our church, please see someone at the reception window. Because we receive the high volumes of items that cannot be taken by any of our missions, we kindly ask you not to bring any other donations except for the ones that are on the lists below. You can take those to a local Good Will or a Salvation Army donation center.
 
Here is the list of things that we accept for Common Ground Free Store:
  • Clothing for all ages, in season only
  • Shoes, especially tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes
  • Infants,onesies, blankets, diapers, socks, booties, shoes
  • Household, towels, dishtowels, washcloths, sheet sets, kitchen utensils, pots and pans
  • Toys, like new with all parts included
  • Purses, handbags, bookbags
  • New Socks, underwear, bras
  • Toiletries, hygiene items, toilet paper, paper towels
  • Packages of diapers, sizes 1-6, and wipes
Go to Common Ground Free Store’s website for the full list of items that are accepted, https://commongroundfreestore.org/
 
Common Ground Free Store Does Not Accept:
  • Stuffed animals
  • Furniture, Large appliances, bikes
  • TVs, outdated books, Manuals, or textbooks
  • Cribs or car seats
  • Anything broken, missing pieces, or dirty
 
Below is the list of food items for People in Need Food Pantry. Each month we receive one of those items as a monthly Food Pantry item. ITEM FOR OCTOBER IS: CANNED FRUIT 
  • Bar soaps, shampoos, shaving cream, razors, tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, diapers (medium/large)
  • Dish soap, laundry detergent*
  • Canned fish, fruit, juices, meats, milk, pasta, vegetables
  • Boxed dinners, cake mixes, frosting mixes, muffin mixes
  • Hot chocolate mix, graham crackers, peanut butter, tea bags
  • Flavored gelatin, pudding mixes
  • Macaroni & cheese, noodles / macaroni, spaghetti sauce
  • Pancake mix (complete), syrup, jam / jelly, cereal – cooked / dry
  • Soups, saltine crackers, potatoes – boxed / instant