The Joy of Giving!

 Click on the above link to review The UMC covenant on giving. 

Here at SUMC you may give from the pew by check, cash, money order or by direct deposit from your financial institution along with the pledge of your talent and time.  

You may also sign up for an automatic tithe through the church office.  Please call 812-752-3545 for assistance.

Leaving a gift for the church, mission, or ministry of your choice is also possible in several other ways .  Please click on the link below to access the United Methodist Foundation of Indiana website and scroll down to “Gift Planning” to learn more about: Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Donor Advised Funds, Life Estate Agreement, Gift by Will or Revocable Trust, Designated Gifts, Gifts of Life Insurance, Gifts of Security and other Property, Gifts of Bank Accounts, Foundation Facilitated Gifts: Gifts of Securities, Life Insurance, or Property.

US local church giving

When United Methodists in the U.S. give to their local church, expenses typically are allocated this way:
• 85% remains in the local church.
• 7% goes to jurisdictions, annual conferences and districts.
• 6% second-mile giving (for efforts such as disaster relief or Special Sundays).
• 2% general church apportionments.