God's people have always been characterized by giving, but the way they've given has changed over time. For example, people no longer bring goats, sheep, calves and grain to God as they did in the Old Testament. Giving money is simpler, cleaner and theologically sounder since Jesus has made the ultimate sacrifice. As the way that money is exchanged changes, we at Jackson Center United Methodist Church are extending members a new way to offer their financial gifts to God.
Anyone who would like to give to JCUMC online is welcome to do so through our partner website (shown to the right). The system makes it easy to quickly transfer money from a bank account or debit card to the church safely and securely. One-time gifts and recurring withdrawals can both be set up, and gifts can be given either to the church's general fund, building fund, or special projects.
At JCUMC, we'll continue to take an offering during the service for people who prefer to give by cash or check. For members who'd rather transfer money electronically, though, giving through the e-offering website is an option.
Giving is an important aspect of the Christian life. After all, Luke records that Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). At Church of Christ, we want to encourage all members to pray about giving and give as God leads them. For those who prefer an online way to give, JCUMC now offers one. Feel free to set up an account by clicking on the link and make an offering, or contact the church for help with giving through the site.