"As we maintain ministry in this time of uncertainty, we need your continued support. Pray for us and one another! Find ways to assist others and combat isolation. Please continue to financially support FUMC and our ministry through your tithes and offerings. You can do so electronically at longviewfumc.org/giving, or you may mail a check to us at 400 N. Fredonia St, Longview, TX 75601."
Grace and Peace,
Ways to Give
There are many easy ways for you to give including online giving, PayPal, by mail, text-to-give, and of course during our weekend worship services.
Click a button below to give.
To mail a check:
Make check payable to: “First United Methodist Church” or “FUMC”
Mail to :
First United Methodist Church
400 N Fredonia St
Longview, TX 75601
Shelby Online Giving now offers "Text to Give" for special causes. The phone number is 903-417-0707. It's simple to use: you'll enter your information for the first time, then it remembers all this for the next time you want to give. All you have to do is enter the amount you want to give, and send it with the phone number you register with. Enter this number to your contact list so you can pull it up anytime you need to make a quick donation!
Stock & IRA Giving
Would you like to donate some stock and avoid capital gain taxes? Check with your financial advisor to determine if donating stock would be advantageous for you.
Stock may be donated to FUMC Longview by transferring investments to the FUMC brokerage account. Please contact Bruce Cammack at RBC Wealth Management 903-753-5343.
Did you know the IRA Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) can be made directly to FUMC, which is a qualified charitable organization, and avoid adding the RMD as taxable income?
If you have an IRA and must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), you may have your 2020 RMD sent directly to FUMC as a qualified charity. The donation will count as your RMD but won’t increase your adjusted gross income, which can be advantageous for tax purposes. As always, prior to making any IRA withdrawals you should consult with a qualified tax advisor or certified financial planner for advice and requirements regarding this legislation and your tax situation.
To insure the donor it properly identified for stock donations or IRA giving, please inform the FUMC finance office at 903-753-4463 prior to giving.
Linda Cook, Business Manager
Cheryl Laylle, Finance Assistant