Online Giving is secure, fast, and simple to use.  Users are directed right to the online giving form.  Recurring giving can easily be set up, email receipts are instantly generated, and giving history is readily tracked.
Our online giving options include our General Fund, Elevator/Construction Fund, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund and Vacation Bible School.  There is a nominal fee which donors can opt to cover, otherwise, SUMC will cover.
If you should have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Church Administrator at 717-993-2507.
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Mail A Check
If you wish to mail a donation directly to Stewartstown United Methodist Church, please send it to the address below:
26 South Main Street
Stewartstown, PA  17363
A Note About Year End Giving
Periodically, especially as a year comes to an end, it is good to review your future financial plans as well as consider making charitable gifts. Practically, tax-deductible charitable gifts providing savings on your federal tax return for those who itemize are readily available. Spiritually, the Bible teaches that giving blesses the giver as well as those who receive the gift or the ministries the gifts provide. Giving to God brings joy to the giver, and being generous brings satisfaction to the soul that is not experienced in any other way. Please consider including additional gifts to God through the ministry and mission of the Stewartstown United Methodist Church in your giving this year.

Making a gift from appreciated stock or mutual funds benefits you and the church. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock or mutual fund. You will also avoid federal and state capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock. The church can sell the stock and use 100% of the proceeds for ministry.

Other giving opportunities include Creating a Donor-Advised Fund (immediate tax break for a full donation to the fund, from where monies will be distributed over time) and making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA to the church (applies only to those 70 ½ or older) which avoids reporting the IRA transfer as income. It is advisable to consult with your financial planner or tax accountant in advance to determine how these gifts may affect your personal tax situation.
Legacy Giving Opportunities
Would you like to make a gift of enduring value and love which will fund the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ at Stewartstown United Methodist Church now and in the future?

You are encouraged to participate in the exciting opportunities to give to Jesus Christ and Stewartstown United Methodist Church in order to meet the ministry and mission outreach needs of our church today and in the years to come. The possibilities for Legacy Giving to our church are varied, and the potential impact of these gifts is tremendous.  Giving to either of the following funds can be designated or undesignated by the donor.
Our Endowment Fund is a permanent fund in which the principal of your gift will be held in perpetuity and cannot be used for ordinary church expenses. Each year the income from the Endowment Fund will be reinvested or allocated to a current ministry as authorized by the Church Conference on recommendation of the Finance and/or Endowment Committee(s). Ministries supported may range widely from those established by the Trustees for capital improvements or maintenance to outreach or missions projects.

Our Memorial Fund is a fund in which the principal and interest are available for use according to the donor's wishes. If undesignated, the funds can be used in any appropriate way by the action of the Church Council. These funds are supported by direct gifts and the interest and dividends derived from them.
Our current Memorial Funds support such ministries as:
  • Children and Youth Ministries
  • Music, Theatre, and the Arts
  • Christian Education
  • Outreach and Missions
  • Congregational Care
  • Our buildings and grounds
  • Scholarships
  • General Budget Ministries
You may make gifts to any one of the church's Legacy Funds or establish a new one through:

A One-Time or Recurring Gift, made in honor of or in memory of a loved one.

Your Will, naming Stewartstown United Methodist Church as a recipient of a portion of your estate. As you have been faithful in tithing in life, so you may be at your death.
You can bequeath:
  • a specific project, designated dollar or asset  amount
  • a percentage of your estate
  • the residue of your estate or a percentage of the residue of your estate after other specific bequests have been made.
A Life Insurance Policy, naming Stewartstown United Methodist Church as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary.
A Charitable Gift Annuity, an agreement between you and Stewartstown United Methodist Church in which you can transfer cash or securities to an annuity. In return, you receive guaranteed payments for life. These payments may be made to you or to any other designated beneficiaries. At your death, the annuity value is given to the Church.
A Gift of Real Estate, to be used or sold at its current value. If sold, the value may be a designated Memorial or Endowment gift as you so choose.
A Transfer of Stocks, Bonds, or Other Appreciated Securities, to be sold at its current value.
Designating Gifts for a Special Purpose
We encourage you to consider offering your gift without restriction allowing the Church to determine its use. However, you may designate your gift for one of the following:
  • An existing Ministry Fund or one you choose to establish
  • An existing Endowment Fund Project or one you choose to establish
  • An approved Memorial Project or one you choose to establish.
Your gift will be used as designated by you or as directed in your Will or other gift document. The principal of any gift given to the Endowment Fund will not be used unless authorized by you, your Will, or other gift document.
Our investment of any and all funds will be made in accordance with the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church.

If you have created an estate plan already that includes Stewartstown United Methodist Church as a beneficiary, please contact the Church Office, as we want to express our sincere thanks for your personal planning and commitment towards Stewartstown United Methodist Church. If you desire more information or wish to discuss your gift with a representative from the Church, please contact the Church Office.