Giving Intent for 2016
What is stewardship?
Stewardship is a way of life, a life of accountability and responsibility, acknowledging God as Creator and Giver of all. Stewardship involves responsible management of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure. Stewards, as disciples of Jesus Christ, see themselves as caretakers of all God’s gifts.
What Does Stewardship at Ellijay First UMC Support?
Church facility, operation, and staffing
Local – Vacation Bible School, Emergency Food Pantry, community outreach (GRASP), Stephens Ministry, Seamless Summer lunch program for kids
Regional – Wesley Woods Home, Murphy Harpst Children’s Home, Walk to Emmaus, Camp Glisson for youth and adults, New Beginnings (providing short term housing for the temporarily homeless)
National – Disaster support
International – Kenya Project, 35,000 meals prepared for shipment to Haiti, the McEuens (our missionaries in Peru) UMCOR, Stop Hunger Now
Children First Preschool
United Methodist Men
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Ellijay First United Methodist Church is your church and the congregation is your extended family. By supporting the church through your time, talents and financial giving you are answering God’s calling to support Him. Please pray over the areas of personal and financial support. What you give will be given back many fold.
Stewardship Forms (Click on Forms Below)
Bring your form or mail to:
Ellijay First United Methodist Church
75 McCutchen Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
If you have questions, please contact the church office at 706-635-2555
Online giving is the preferred and easiest way to make you financial gifts to the church. To participate in online giving visit the church website at ellijayfumc.org. Select the “Donate” tab. You will find instructions on setting up your personalized offering plan. There is no fee and all information is secure. Setting up a giving plan insures that your offering will be sent, even if you are unable to attend.
Additionally, most banks offer “on line bill pay” through their online banking programs. These programs can be set to accommodate you giving schedule, be it weekly or monthly.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.