signal crest united methodist church

IN HIS STEPS

 

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.  

Why We Invest

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 2019 operating needs and to our growth in discipleship as individual followers of Jesus Christ! 

We encourage you to pray about Signal Crest and to give back as you feel called. If you would like to make a gift or gift-plan payment to help meet ministry needs for 2019, read below about how you can make your year-end gift.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!


As of November 2019, Signal Crest has received $833,212 toward the General Fund goal of $1,007,000. However,  Signal Crest historically receives a significant portion of annual gifts in the month of December. Gifts received above our operating needs goal of $1,007,000 help us build funds to address future capital expenses such as replacing our Sanctuary roof.

How to Give

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Online Resources

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.

One-time gifts: simple to set up using a debit or credit card, or from a bank account.

Recurring gifts: set up on a schedule that works for you, and provide flexibility to track and manage your giving.

We discourage the use of credit cards if you will incur debt in the process.

Give Online

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In Person Giving

During our worship services, you may place a check or cash in an offering plate. If you would like your cash gifts to be reflected on a personal contribution statement, please write your name clearly on an offering envelope--provided in the pew racks in the Sanctuary or from ushers in the Crest Service.

You may bring or mail checks payable to Signal Crest UMC to the church:

1005 Ridgeway Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN 37377


IRA Distributions

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.

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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.  

As a courtesy, please notify Allison Maynard, Financial Secretary, at [email protected] that you are transferring stock to Signal Crest.  Your name is not provided in the transfer and we want to ensure we can record your gift correctly.  

If you would like to make a gift or gift-plan payment to help meet ministry needs for 2019, please consider holiday office hours and our desire to fully comply with IRS guidelines. The office will be closed December 24-28 and December 31-January 1

In order to receive 2019 credit, gifts must be physically received and/or postmarked by USPS on or before December 31. Mailed gifts postmarked on or after January 1 will count toward the 2020 Stewardship Campaign and operating budget.


Plan Your 2020 Gift

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.

We are pleased to report that, as of December 2019, Signal Crest has received Gift Plans from 121 individuals or families to support our ministries in the new year totaling $630,044.32 toward the General Fund, which represents 60% of our goal of $1,053,009.

It is not too late to share your gift plan for 2020. 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.

Submit My Gift Plan

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.

Download Gift Plan Card


Documentation
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]