There is Still Time to Make Your 2020 Year-End Gift

By December 4, 2020

Because of the generosity of our congregation throughout this past year, we are very close to finishing our year financially strong, and it is well within reach if everyone participates in our 2020 Step Up! year-end giving campaign.

Here’s how you can Step Up:

First, check the current status of your 2020 Commitment balance;

and then,

Do your best to complete payment on your commitment by December 31.

Here are several giving options to choose from:

Checks, cash, or money order – Please make your check or money order payable to FUMC Fort Worth and deliver it to the Business Office or Main Church Office by 3:00 pm on December 31.

Online Giving – Visit and follow the prompts to make your payment.

Text to give – Text 817-241-2327 and enter the amount in the message bar. To use the Text to Give option, please be sure that you have a ShelbyGive account set up with the church and download the ShelbyNext app on your smartphone.

IRA Giving – Qualified Charitable Distributions can offer a helpful tax-saving option for giving. This year, due to COVID -19, there are some additional opportunities. To learn more or set up this type of gift, please contact Steve Fagan, Director of Finance, ( │ 817-339-5085).

Stock Giving – The financial markets have shown significant gains over the last several weeks. If you have appreciated shares of common stock that  you would like to donate to the church, you can transfer shares of stock from your account to the church’s brokerage account. Stock Giving provides you with a dual benefit: you do not have to claim the capital gain on the appreciated shares, and you get to claim the total value of this stock on that date of the transfer as a charitable contribution. Contact Steve Fagan, Director of Finance, ( │ 817-339-5085).

If you have not yet made a gift this year to help support our Ministry and Operating funding, please take prayerful action today and make your gift to the FUMCFW Step Up! year-end giving campaign.

If you have fulfilled your 2020 Commitment or have already made your annual gift, please consider making an additional, sacrificial gift over and above your current giving — and designate it for our Step Up! year-end giving campaign.

Due to the difficulties of this past year, there are going to be some First Church members who are unable to complete their commitment. If you are blessed with the ability to do so, please consider making an additional Step Up! gift on behalf of those who are not able to fulfill their commitment to supporting the ministries of our church.

Thank you for all you are doing and will do as part of our First Church faith community. It is such a pleasure to Love God, Serve People, and Transform Lives in ministry with you.

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