Ministry

Offering April 19, 2020

 

The offering time is a very vital part of worship that we are missing by watching the sermon and worship songs online.  But you can continue giving to the Lord’s work by setting up a deduction from your checking account automatically. The process is very simple.  There are two forms you can click on 1. our Tithes and Communion form and 2. the Special offering form.  

Here are some brief explanations about where your offerings are used for the Glory of God.

Tithes/General Budget – These offerings are the main income that takes care of our utilities, our apportionments (projects and missions supported by The United Methodist Church) and our staff’s salaries.  Our staff is still working from home to help keep the church alive and to help keep us tied together online, virtually.

Communion – Our communion offering taken up every week is split up between our Needy family fund for those in our immediate community in need. It is also shared with Luthersville Food Pantry and One Roof.  These funds are very important now that so many have lost their income by not being able to work from home.  There is a drop-down titled FUND that allows you to pick Budget or Communion.

Special Offerings – There are several funds that we have to give to.  Our Children and Youth, our missions, our music ministry and other special offerings you want to help support.  There is a drop-down titled FUND that allows you to pick where you want your special offering applied.

Passing the plate ONLINE!  Below is a picture of what it looks like to give online.  You need your checking account number and routing number to easily set up your giving. 
I am here to help you online or even set up your account! I love you all and can’t wait for us to be able to give to the Lord in His House in the future, but I give thanks to Him for giving us the options to continue our stewardship online.  Please contact me by replying to this message if you need any help at all!
-Love, Velda


Pass the Plate ONLINE

The offering time is a very vital part of worship that we are missing by watching the sermon and worship songs online.  But you can continue giving to the Lord’s work by setting up a deduction from your checking account automatically. The process is very simple.  There are two forms you can click on 1. our Tithes and Communion form and 2. the Special offering form.  

Here are some brief explanations about where your offerings are used for the Glory of God.

Tithes/General Budget – These offerings are the main income that takes care of our utilities, our apportionments (projects and missions supported by The United Methodist Church) and our staff’s salaries.  Our staff is still working from home to help keep the church alive and to help keep us tied together online, virtually.

Communion – Our communion offering taken up every week is split up between our Needy family fund for those in our immediate community in need. It is also shared with Luthersville Food Pantry and One Roof.  These funds are very important now that so many have lost their income by not being able to work from home.  There is a drop-down titled FUND that allows you to pick Budget or Communion.

Special Offerings – There are several funds that we have to give to.  Our Children and Youth, our missions, our music ministry and other special offerings you want to help support.  There is a drop-down titled FUND that allows you to pick where you want your special offering applied.

Passing the plate ONLINE!  Below is a picture of what it looks like to give online.  You need your checking account number and routing number to easily set up your giving. 
I am here to help you online or even set up your account! I love you all and can’t wait for us to be able to give to the Lord in His House in the future, but I give thanks to Him for giving us the options to continue our stewardship online.  Please contact me by replying to this message if you need any help at all!
-Love, Velda
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Tithes & Offerings 4-5-2020

The offering time is a very vital part of worship that we are missing by watching the sermon and worship songs online.  But you can continue giving to the Lord’s work by setting up a deduction from your checking account automatically. The process is very simple.  There are two forms you can click on 1. our Tithes and Communion form and 2. the Special offering form.  

Here are some brief explanations about where your offerings are used for the Glory of God.

Tithes/General Budget – These offerings are the main income that takes care of our utilities, our apportionments (projects and missions supported by The United Methodist Church) and our staff’s salaries.  Our staff is still working from home to help keep the church alive and to help keep us tied together online, virtually.

Communion – Our communion offering taken up every week is split up between our Needy family fund for those in our immediate community in need. It is also shared with Luthersville Food Pantry and One Roof.  These funds are very important now that so many have lost their income by not being able to work from home.  There is a drop-down titled FUND that allows you to pick Budget or Communion.

Special Offerings – There are several funds that we have to give to.  Our Children and Youth, our missions, our music ministry and other special offerings you want to help support.  There is a drop-down titled FUND that allows you to pick where you want your special offering applied.

Passing the plate ONLINE!  Below is a picture of what it looks like to give online.  You need your checking account number and routing number to easily set up your giving. 
I am here to help you online or even set up your account! I love you all and can’t wait for us to be able to give to the Lord in His House in the future, but I give thanks to Him for giving us the options to continue our stewardship online.  Please contact me by replying to this message if you need any help at all!
-Love, Velda


Passing the Plate ONLINE

Online Membership Management

Cokes Chapel maintains an online membership management account with a company called Realm.  As we have investigated the best financial practices during this time of “sheltering in” we have learned that you can give your tithe online with this program at no extra cost to us!  Currently, we absorb fees when giving is done through PayPal and independently from Vanco.

Below is a button that will take you to a simple way to change your tithe to give through Realm.  All you will need to do is to enter your routing number and account number off of your check. The online giving process is very secure.  You can navigate to their security page to learn more.  https://legal.acst.com/data-security-measures 

Once you click the button below, you will see options for Giving Once or Giving Multiple Donations.  During this uncertain time, we are learning the importance of recurring givers.  By selecting the “Multiple Donations” button, you can choose to give from once a month to weekly.  We pray you will consider giving regularly so Cokes funds are not impacted if you are absent, traveling or as in this case, unable to be together for worship. 

 

I am willing to help you start giving through Realm, or do it for you.  There is a form I can send you to give me authority to schedule your payments online.  If you have given by check, I can do your entry for you. Most of you know that I currently enter your donations weekly. Download that form by clicking here.

Even though our facilities are shut down, staff and utilities are still active, expenses are ongoing.  We will be publishing giving in the G-Chat until we are able to worship together.  At that time giving information will return to the weekly Worship Bulletin. We are grateful to the many who have continued to give and hope this option will make it easier and safer to give regularly!  Even though we cannot be together in person your support of Cokes means so much to so many.   

You should already be set up to access the Realm program. If you are asked for a ‘new’ password, let me know and I can send you login information.  As new accounts are established they will be merged with all your existing records. This system even allows you to upload a photo and verify your address and family information. Hello, new Directory!! We plan to start communicating with all the congregation through this program! 

Adapting to the Realm program is a work in progress – so bear with us, pray for us as we accomplish this task. Click on the button and help by keeping Cokes offerings regular.  Thank you for your support!  If you need anything at all, please reply to this message and I’ll try to help!

Love and miss you all!
Velda 🙂

ONLINE GIVING
 


Keeping you in the loop

Good Afternoon Cokes Chapel congregation,

As Chairperson of the Committee on Finance

I WILL BE THE FIRST:

….to say I enjoy writing our check on Sunday morning.

….to tell you I enjoy dropping that check in the plate.

NOW I WANT TO BE THE FIRST:

….to say that I would rather give online than see our church struggle in this time of uncertainty.  We need this church!

….to say I feel curiously free after signing up to have my giving addressed by Vanco.

….to say, try it, you might like it! If not, you can cancel or change your giving mode at any time.

….to say, in a week that we have not missed a step in our stewardship to the work of Christ at Cokes Chapel.

I hope you will pray and consider becoming part of the First Timers for Faithful Stewards of God’s money.


Listed below are several different ways to continue tithing:

….on-line giving is available by going to the church website at www.cokeschapel.org. Select the “Giving” tab, and go to the bottom of the page: select either Donate through “Vanco” or “Paypal” (most people select Vanco).  Once you have selected Vanco or Paypal, enter your personal information.  You should know there is a small fee charged to the church.

If you need assistance, contact Velda Graydon by text at (678) 770-8135 or email at veldagraydon@me.com.

 

…. consider adding Cokes Chapel to your bill pay list through your bank.

 

….drop your tithe by the church office on Monday-Wednesday between 10 AM – 2 PM or put your tithe in the mailbox to right of the office door. Brenda will be in the office during those times. I will be willing to meet you at the office if you need to drop your tithe off at another time.  My number is 770-304-6863.

 

….contact Bob Hatch at 770-696-8683.  He has agreed to be the “pony express” for those of you who do not want to get out or cannot get out.


Current Year-to-Date financial snapshot:

Monthly Projected Budget $22,408.00

 

January General Funds $18,909.00 + $1000 rental + $921.95 Childcare Tithe = $20,830.95 total

 

February General Funds $23,234.78 + $1000 rental + $778.47 Childcare Tithe = $25,013.25 total

 

March to date $19,425.00 general funds.

 

Thank you for your generosity.  Without you, we cannot be the hands and feet of God. God is with us and He will never leave us. AMEN

 

Vivian Snyder, Finance Chairperson

3-19-20