Giving is a way to express our generosity, values, and commitment.
We give to support the work of our church and to assist others through local and global ministries and missions.

Give with Venmo


Tithes and

Make a Memorial
Gift to UUMC


Make a quick and easy Sunday offering on your phone with Venmo! Venmo is a secure mobile payment service owned by PayPal.

  1. Download the mobile app from the Apple Store or Google Play.
  2. Set up your account
  3. Type in @UUMCDonation.
  4. Choose the dollar amount.

You can elect to make this a private transaction between us.

UUMC Giver Portal

For your convenience, we accept online contributions to the Operating, Mortgage, and current special offering funds via credit card, debit card, or ACH transfers.

The special offering funds are available as choices under the UUMC Giver Portal.

You may split any gift among the different funds. Fund choices under Tithes & Offerings include Operating (general church budget) and Mortgage (paying down building indebtedness) funds.

The UUMC Giver Portal is for members and friends of our UUMC community to set up one-time or recurring gifts or review giving history. Requires login.

Tithes and Offerings

For any gift to University United Methodist Church, you may specify mission purposes for how your gift will be distributed.
Give Weekly and Special Offerings

Offerings are received each week during the worship service. 

  • An offering can be made by simply placing cash in an offering basket.
  • Many people elect to use pre-printed custom envelopes for their offerings. These offering envelopes are numbered for each giver to promote confidentiality and accuracy in recording  donations.
  • Special offerings are received each year at Christmas and Easter. These are typically used for special ministries beyond the operating budget. Special offerings for missions, disaster relief, and other projects are also received from time to time. Special envelopes may be provided in the bulletin, or envelopes are available in the pews.
  • Donations to special projects can be made by noting the project’s name on the envelope and/or on the check memo line, or in Venmo notes.

Memorial Gifts

Express your sympathy and honor a loved one

Make a memorial gift to UUMC. These gifts support church programs and equipment beyond our operating budget. UUMC handles multiple gifts made in memory of an individual, combining them to fund significant projects or needs.

How Memorial Gifts Work

Special envelopes at the church or funeral homes ensure confidentiality and allow next-of-kin to receive a list of donors without disclosing individual gift amounts. Decisions about the use of these funds are made with input from the family, ensuring that gifts reflect both the donors’ and the family’s wishes.

Planning Your Gift

Making a significant gift involves careful planning and potential financial implications. We recommend discussing your intentions with legal or financial advisors and scheduling a confidential conversation with a designated member of our church family.

The Endowment Fund of University United Methodist Church

Make a Planned Gift to Support UUMC’s Future

Your thoughtful contribution through a planned gift can significantly impact the future of the University United Methodist Church (UUMC) and its vital missions. Planned gifts include IRAs, wills, trusts, securities, insurance policies, charitable gift annuities, donor-advised funds, real estate, and more. These gifts ensure that our church can continue to serve our community and others in Christ’s name for generations to come.

The UUMC Endowment Fund

The UUMC Endowment Fund is designed to be a perpetual source of support, preserving the principal while using a typical spend of four percent of the investment earnings annually for church ministries and projects. You can earmark your gift for specific church programs such as youth projects, music, or missions. Most designations are welcomed by the Endowment Fund Committee, and undesignated funds are flexibly used as needs evolve. Here are some examples of past projects funded by the UUMC Endowment Fund:

Projects supported by the UMC Endowment Fund

Time-Limited Accounts

You can also choose to create a Time-Limited account, where your gift’s earnings are used for a designated period (e.g., 20 years), after which the principal is expended.

Ways to Make a Planned Gift
  • Wills and Trusts: Specify how your assets are distributed to your loved ones and UUMC.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities: Offer a fixed annual income, tax benefits, and support UUMC’s mission.
  • Insurance Policies: Donate a policy and make UUMC both owner and beneficiary.
Fund Proposals
Church work groups and members can submit proposals to request funds for projects directly benefiting our community’s needs. These proposals help us ensure that funds are used effectively and align with ongoing church goals.

To request funds, download a funding request application here.

Visit the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan page to learn more.

Endowment Inquiries

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