Commitment Sunday, November 19, 2023
Thank you for the love you have for God and Plainfield United Methodist Church. May you find the level of giving to which God is calling you and experience joy in your journey of faith and commitment. Your giving is a critical part of how we make a difference in our church, our community, and our world. Please complete your confidential Annual Commitment Card and click the Submit button.
There are three ways to give electronically:
Visit our website and click the Give button on the upper right corner. You can set up a one-time or recurring donation. You manage the source of the donation with your credit card or bank account, the date, and amount of your giving. With the website giving button, your donations are automatically entered into your Church giving record.
MyChurch App is an app you can have on your Apple or Android device that will give you all the church's information, upcoming events, and bulletins as well as a GIVE button. (If you need help setting this up just call the office at 815-436-9651). You can set up a one-time or recurring donation. You manage the source of the donation with your credit card or bank account, the date, and amount of your giving. With the MyChurch giving button, your donations are automatically entered into your Church giving record. It takes only a few seconds.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), is managed by the Church's Director of Administrative Ministries using bank routing and account information from a voided check.
Click here to view Generosity Guide to Giving
Click here for a printable Commitment Card
Planned Giving & Memorials
John Wesley often preached “three plain rules” of money: gain all you can, save all you can, and give all you can. As a faith community started in 1829 by circuit rider Jesse Walker, we believe that our local church has long been blessed by God through enumerable people who have committed their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and their witness. In the past people have blessedly chosen to give to the church in their will so their gain can give well beyond their years on this present earth. Will you, too, give your gain?
“They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.”
As you prayerfully prepare your financial legacy, please consider giving to PUMC’s General Endowment Fund, which provides permanent financial support for the numerous ministries of PUMC. In the event of a significant donation with restrictions, a stand-alone Endowment may be established.
If you are interested in blessing the ministries of PUMC through your financial legacy, please contact the church. To facilitate your planning and gifts, PUMC has a “Gift Acceptance Policy” and “General Endowment Fund Policy” adopted in 2012. Printed copies of these policies are available in the church office. In the event of a significant donation with restrictions, a stand-alone trust or endowment may be established with its own particular management guidelines. This trust or endowment can be in the donor’s name or honor as approved.
General Endowment Fund Brochure
Those considering a gift are urged to consult an attorney, accountant, or financial planner before finalizing a planned gift. If you seek a recommendation to professionals, please contact the church. Endowment funds are invested according to the “Investment Policy.” Download the General Endowment Fund brochure.