Quick Links for Online Offering
Signal Crest relies on the generosity of our congregation to provide ministries, programs, and missions to those we serve. Though the church building is "closed" right now, there are still needs that need to be met. Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity.
Why We Invest
To this you were called...
that you should follow in His steps.
1 Peter 2:21
It has been said that giving is not God's way of raising money, it is God's way of raising people into the likeness of His Son. Giving as God asks us through His Church requires us to make choices, put Him first, and invest in His Kingdom. This whole process shapes our character and aligns our will with His, revealing more of our potential brillance.
In His Steps: Stepping Out in Faith, Into Generosity
Your tithes and offerings are truly impactful because they help us move forward in faith day-to-day where God is leading us as a church, and put us in a position of strength to fulfill God’s purposes for our church. Every gift matters toward our 2020 operating needs and to our growth in discipleship as individual followers of Jesus Christ!
We encourage you to pray about Signal Crest and to invest as you feel called. If you would like to make a gift or gift-plan payment to help meet ministry needs for 2020, read below. Thank you, in advance, for your willingness to sustain the Signal Crest experience and our many missions... enabling us to "step out in faith" together even more through worship, fellowship, and discipleship each day!
Make Your 2020 Gift
Online Gift Planning and Online Giving are easy, quick, and secure ways to make your commitment to give back or make a gift to God.
If you are using a bank account, please have your 9-digit Routing and Account numbers on hand. Click here for reference in finding these numbers.
We discourage the use of credit cards if you will incur debt in the process.
One-time gifts: simple to set up using a debit or credit card, or from a bank account.
Recurring gifts: set up a schedule that works for you, and provide flexibility to track and manage your giving through your debit or credit card, or from a bank account.
Bill Pay: simple to set up using your bank provider of choice. You will need to contact your bank, or visit their website, for specific instructions and set up. Generic, online instructions are:
- Visit your bank's website and find the Bill Pay option
- Select option to "Add a Company"
- Select appropriate category, if needed, and choose "Other Company"
- Enter Signal Crest's contact information (1005 Ridgeway Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN 37377, 423-886-2330) and submit
- From your Payment Center, you should then be able to set-up and issue a one-time or recurring "bill payment" which the bank will mail to the church on your behalf
In Person Giving
For the immediate future, the church will have limited office hours of Monday-Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm and Thursday 4 pm to 6 pm for anyone who wishes to drop off their offering in person, needs to pick up a prayer shawl, or take care of any other needed business at church.
You may bring or mail checks payable to Signal Crest UMC to the church:
1005 Ridgeway Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Individuals age 70-½ or older can transfer funds from an IRA to satisfy the required minimum distribution for the year. Please consult your financial planner.
If you are writing your will for the first time, revising your existing plans, or own investment or retirement accounts or life insurance policies, please consider including Signal Crest among your charitable beneficiaries.
In your will, you can name Signal Crest as the beneficiary of a set amount, a percentage of your estate, or a percentage of your residual estate after you have taken care of your loved ones.
If you have already written your will, it is usually very easy to create a codicil, or amendment, to your will. A codicil with specific changes, witnessed and notarized, is typically accepted into probate with the original will.
We encourage you to consult your attorney as you prepare or revise your will.
Gifts of Stock
Stock gifts may be a beneficial option for your gift plans. To transfer stock, have your broker utilize Fidelity Investments. The following information is needed to complete the transaction:
Account Name: Signal Crest UMC
Account Number: Z42-526266
DTC Number: 0226
Please include the donor's name. Your name is not provided in the transfer and we want to ensure we can record your gift correctly.
As a courtesy, please notify Allison Maynard, Financial Secretary, at [email protected] that you are transferring stock to Signal Crest.
All gifts to Signal Crest that can be attributed to an individual will be documented, and a quarterly statement will be mailed to your address on file.
If you have questions about giving or your giving statement, please contact [email protected]
2020 Income Report
Click here for the February 2020 month-end Income Report .
2019 Annual Report and 2020 Plan
Click here for the 2019 Annual Report and 2020 Plan for Signal Crest United Methodist Church.
Even in the midst of crisis, God is at work at Signal Crest and this world. We wanted to share this plan with you both for information and for the hope and promise of what is to come this year at Signal Crest as we look forward to our future and celebrate 2019 as a reminder of all the many blessings we have.
Plan Your 2020 Gift
It is not too late to share your gift plan for 2020!
Every year at Signal Crest we host a Stewardship Campaign. This allows us to educate the church community on the ministries and missions of the church. It also enables us to receive your giving plan for the year. We use this information to set our budget for the year. This budget includes the operating expenses of the church as well as the many outreach activities we are involved in from our children and youth programs to the missions we support.
Please select an option below:
2020 Gift Plan - Digital
Making an annual commitment enables the church to underwrite its work and ministries without requiring an outright gift today. Click below to submit your plan online.
2020 Gift Plan - Printable
You may also bring or mail your Gift Plan to the church office at: 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377. Click below to download and print your plan.