Online Giving to Churches
“In these changing times, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference is pleased to offer an online giving option to aid local churches,” announced James Brown, conference Treasurer in May. The conference has created a giving page on its website to allow members, visitors and donors to easily contribute online to congregations by selecting from a menu of participating churches.
Simple electronic funds transfer process: To participate in the program, a local church must simply complete the electronic funds transfer form and return it to the conference accounting office. The conference Treasurer’s office will process and deposit gifts into the church’s designated bank account weekly. A contribution report will then be sent to the church.
No fees charged for online giving set-up or transactions: While online giving services typically charge transaction fees for each donation, and some also charge a set-up fee, Eastern PA Conference churches will be spared such expenses, thanks to the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation (MAUMF).
Give to the Eastern PA Conference
The Eastern PA Conference and the United Methodist Church both offer several giving opportunities to support important ministries that depend on the generosity of God’s people. Thank you for visiting this page and for prayerfully considering how you can help.
By Church Offering
Make your check payable to your local church. Write the name and fund number of the advance special in your check memo. Drop your gift in any United Methodist Church offering plate or give your gift to your church treasurer, so that your church will get credit.
Make your check payable to "Eastern PA Conference" and mail to: Eastern PA Conference, Attn: Accounting, PO Box 820, Valley Forge, PA 19482.
Write the name and fund number of the advance special in your check memo.
Giving to Annual Conference Offerings
Each year conference members and churches give to special offerings to help fund Eastern PA Annual Conference higher education scholarships, Board of Ordained Ministry scholarships for clergy education, Camps and Retreat Centers, and Youth Ministries. Because our Annual Conference met online and not in-person in 2020 and 2021, those offerings relied on mail-in and online donations. Thus, giving to them has declined significantly.
But the need for this support is as great as ever. So, we are inviting all to continue giving to support these worthy causes through our website’s giving portal throughout the year. We will promote and accept gifts online (and by mail) to support our college students, clergy, campers and youth in the hope that you will give generously and encourage others to do so, too. Thank you!
Conference Advance Special Mission Projects
Conference Advance Specials is a missional stewardship program of second-mile giving to support primarily local ministries. These projects are approved and promoted by the Annual Conference to seek donated funds from local churches through designated giving.
Churches that want to give to support Conference Advance Specials should first fulfill their primary connectional stewardship commitments to the conference and general church by remitting apportioned funds and direct bill payments.
Churches should send donated funds, using the Conference's monthly remittance system.