It's amazing to see God's creativity, love, and generosity on full display each and every day. Our church family generously give their time, service, talents, and treasures through so many acts of worship, and we invite you to join us in our movement of every day generosity!
Whether it be rocking out with our worship teams, serving with volunteer teams on the weekend, using text-to-give, or dropping some dollars into the Dollars of Hope bucket. Each and every act of generosity matters and helps change the lives of others. Everyone's gifts and service are acts of worship that truly bring us all closer to our Creator!
You can give to Northern Hills by cash, check, automatic draft, or online giving, there are expenses the church incurs to process your contribution. Bank fees associated with debit or credit card contributions are approximately 2.5%. If you choose to increase your giving to cover these fees, the entire amount given would be reflected as a tax-deductible contribution on your quarterly giving statements. However much you choose, and whatever method you choose to give, please know that every gift is gratefully received and wisely used.
As a church, we believe that we are called to respond to the generosity of the gospel by giving extravagantly to the progress of the gospel in our community and world. Biblical generosity is not about meeting budget needs. It is about a rich and trusting relationship with a living God. We express our faith and love to Him by honoring Him as the source of everything we have. Scriptural giving is performed with regularity, from the first portion of all we are given, as a proportion of our income, cheerfully, and without pressure or manipulation.
Tithing is our starting place in giving. The Bible teaches us about a baseline standard for giving: the tithe (a word that literally means a “tenth”). When we give the first 10% of our income through the local church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others. God also encourages us to give offerings beyond our tithe to specific projects at our local church and to other organizations and causes that we personally believe in.
Whether you’d like to give a single gift, schedule recurring donations, or view your giving history, you can do it all online. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Give+ maintains full Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance via the Security Metrics PCI Certification Program, which means your data is rigorously protected through the industry's strictest equipment safeguards and security protocols. That means you can give with confidence!
DURING A WORSHIP SERVICE:
Place you cash or check in the offering plate at any service. Remember, you will only receive a tax receipt if your name and address are clearly identifiable on your check or giving envelope. Unfortunately, we are unable to give tax receipts for unidentified or loose cash.
MAIL A CHECK:
Paper checks (please don't send cash):
Northern Hills United Methodist Church
3703 N. Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247
If your bank has automated bill pay, you can designate Northern Hill UMC to receive electronically generated checks.
Sign up for monthly recurring donations. Contact Tanna Finley at to set up your automatic donation.
STOCKS & MUTUAL FUNDS
Donating stock that has grown in a value can make a great impact at Northern Hills UMC with no capital gains tax paid by the donor. Donors can take a charitable deduction on their federal income tax for the market value of securities at the time of stock transfer. For instructions on how to make a stock donation, please contact, Tanna Finley, or call 210-654-0881, ext. 202.
If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can do something special with your IRA while reducing your tax burden: you can transfer up to $100,000 each year from your IRA account to a qualified charity (501c3).
When you make this transfer directly to your charity, you will receive several benefits.
1. You gift counts against your required minimum distribution.
2. The gift does not add to your adjusted gross income so it does not impact future Medicare income calculations, which may lead to higher premiums.
3. Making your gift directly to the charity avoids the percentage limitation on charitable contributions.
Please check with your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information about how you can multiply the impact of your IRA.
We are so thankful for each and every donation that came in last year! God is doing amazing things in and around Northern Hills UMC. Below are some quick FAQ about giving statements:
WHEN ARE THEY SENT OUT?
Giving statements for 2020 will be EMAILED out before the end of January, 2021. If we do not have an email for you, we will send it in the mail.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE AN EMAIL?
No problem! We will automatically snail mail any statements that we don't have an email address for.
I MOVED AND/OR GOT A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS - HOW CAN I UPDATE?
Easy! Please just email us at and let us know your new info. We will update our records.
WHAT IF I DON'T RECEIVE MY STATEMENT?
We are happy to help! We are thankful to have so many donations to record each year, but we're only human so we are bound to make a mistake now and then. Sometimes it's as simple as someone having the same name as you. Whatever the issues, we are happy to resolve it. Please just email us at .
I GOT MY STATEMENT, BUT I HAVE A QUESTION(S).
Again, we are happy to help! Please send us an email to and we will get right back to you.