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Serve through Giving
Keep Your Pledge Current
Please keep your pledge for your donations — we’re counting on you! If you’re not sure of your current balance, give bookkeeper Carol Jones a call at the church office. And if you need to adjust your pledge, please let us know so we can adjust the budget accordingly. Many thanks!
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving: Go Paperless!
Our church offers electronic giving, which allows you to make donations on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks or donating a giving envelope every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our church.
To set up electronic contributions, please complete an authorization form found in the Narthex and return it to the church office.
Electronic contributions for pre-authorized giving (pledges or capital fund contributions) can be made using any of the following payment method:
- Checking Account
- Savings Account
- Debit Card
Electronic contributions for one-time events or donations (i.e. auction or payment for youth trips) can be made using any of the above methods or by credit card.
Shop with Scrip
What is Scrip?
Scrip is a program whereby you can purchase certificates and cards to be used at the local places where you shop. You can use these as gifts or for your normal purchases. The retailers rebate a portion of the purchase (from 2% to 15%) to our church.
Groceries, clothing, toys, and gifts can be purchased with your Scrip cards. Scrip cards are a great way to support the ongoing needs of Holy Covenant without having to buy anything that you don’t need.
How can I get Scrip cards?
Order online through www.ShopwithScrip.com. Once you set up an account, you can pay for your order online using PrestoPay to electronically debit your checking account.
PrestoPay is not a credit card-based system. It uses the safe, reliable NACHA electronic fund transfer system. You enter your information one time in a secure environment. After the account is verified, you can choose to have your Scrip payments electronically deducted from your checking account when you order.
How do I receive my order?
Both online and paper orders are consolidated by the HCUMC Scrip team on Monday and sent to the Scrip company. Cards are available for pick-up the next Sunday. You may also receive your purchase via email and print out your certificate to use in the store or when ordering something online. These are available the same day once your order has been placed. If using Presto Pay, you can receive your certificate within minutes. You can go “green” and reload cards online and have the funds the next day and not have to wait for a new card.
What retailers participate with Scrip?
There are many, many retailers participating in this program. You can view a list of them on the www.ShopwithScrip.com website either alphabetically or by category.
How do I get started?
Visit the website at www.ShopwithScrip.com and review and get set-up to order online. You will need our Enrollment Code to set up your account. It is: 4C22878236641.
This is a wonderful way to purchase gift cards for Christmas or cards for your everyday purchases. This program is designed to benefit the church through the retailer rebates and does not cost you anything. These cards can be used for what you are already spending or for gift cards that you would be buying.
Church members or other donors may donate stock directly to the church, and may be able to avoid or reduce capital gains taxes. The church will sell the stock with a Texas Methodist Foundation stock broker and the proceeds of the stock sale will be deposited directly in our church accounts. The donor may have a larger tax deduction based on the total amount of the charitable contribution.
Please follow these steps set up by Holy Covenant to donate stock to the church:
- Complete the second page of the document with your information
- Print the second page
- Sign it
- Send or fax a copy to your stock broker
- Send or email a copy to Sara Beltran at Texas Methodist Foundation
- When TMF receives the stock from the transfer, they will sell it as soon as possible (usually same day)
- Once the stock is sold, TMF will transfer the money into Holy Covenant’s accounts and notify the church of the details of the sale via email
- Holy Covenant’s bookkeeper will forward the sale information back to you and ask for instructions on how you wish the funds to be applied within Holy Covenant
Please be aware that there will be an $8.00 fee for the stock sales transaction that TMF initiates. This will be withheld from the sales proceeds. Please check with your stock broker/brokerage to ask if there is a fee to donate the stock to TMF.
Should you have any questions, please email Christine Perry firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help HCUMC While Doing Your Weekly Shopping
Each year, Holy Covenant United Methodist Church pays apportionments to the North Texas Conference as our portion of Global Ministries, District Superintendent’s salary, Church Camps, Pensions, Conference Administration, and other mission and administrative costs. Each year, we hold an auction to help pay these apportionments. The auction pays for a large portion of this, and the church pays the balance from the regular budget offerings. There is an additional way to help us pay the apportionments and it won’t cost anything. It is so easy. I am asking for your assistance in helping our church, with this relatively simple process.
Kroger: Many of you have the Kroger Share card for our church. As of May, this programs has been discontinued. Kroger has a new program called: “Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program.” Here is the letter that explains the new program and the barcode number for Holy Covenant. You simply hand the letter to the cashier upon check out along with your Kroger Plus Card and you are enrolled for the calendar year.
Tom Thumb: If you do not already have a “Reward” card, please fill out this application and turn it in at the Tom Thumb Courtesy Booth. There are extra blank forms in the Narthex. If you already have a Reward card, to add our church, please fill out the Good Neighbor Program form and return it to the Tom Thumb Courtesy Booth. Our charity code number is #1407. I know some of you already have schools or other organizations that you are helping with on these cards. There are spaces on the application for you can choose up to three organizations that you want to support. Please sign up and thank you!
Choose to do one... or both stores. It’s that simple!
If you have questions, email Elise Webb.
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