Jesus said, Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.
–Luke 6:38

 

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Give by Check

Make your check out to “St. Paul’s UMC” and mail it to the church, P.O. Box 125, Thorofare NJ 08086. You may specify on the check what you would like it used for, e.g. our food pantry, any of our mission projects, hurricane relief, in memory or honor of someone, etc. Unspecified gifts go toward keeping our church open and operating to bring God’s love into the lives of our members, our neighbors, and the world.
 

Electronic Giving

St. Paul’s will now accept EFT donations, electronic fund transfers, also known as direct debit. You just fill out our form with your banking information and let us know how much you’d like to give each month. It’s that easy!

Direct debit is all about convenience for you and consistency for the church. Electronic giving eliminates frequent check writing and helps members stay on track with pledges even when they are unable to attend services. The church in turn benefits from much-needed donation consistency and a reduction in the volume of check and cash contributions that must be handled and manually processed every Sunday.

Download the Electronic Giving Authorization Form by clicking here. Or your can pick up a copy from the information table in the side foyer. Just complete and return to Denise Hosier, our electronic giving coordinator.
 

Amazon Smile

If you find you’re frequently ordering through Amazon.com, why not switch over to smile.amazon.com? When you first log on there, you’ll be asked to choose your charity. Just search for Thorofare, NJ. You should find St. Paul’s as a charity choice. Click on it and you’re good to go!

  • The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support St. Paul’s by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

 

Leaving a Legacy–Name St. Paul’s your IRA Beneficiary

You work hard, you save for retirement. You put your retirement savings into tax deferred accounts, such as your 401K or IRA. Have you given thought to how much of your savings could go to the government for taxes?

After your death, your beneficiaries will pay taxes on the value of your retirement savings at the beneficiary person’s income tax rate. This can be as high as 35% for Federal income taxes plus state taxes.

Before distributions are made to your beneficiaries, other taxes may be deducted off the top depending on the size of your estate and who is named the beneficiary.

If IRA distributions go to grandchildren or more distant heirs, they may also be subject to the second kind of estate tax, the generation-skipping transfer tax.

If all these taxes apply, up to 80% of the asset’s worth could go for taxes.

This taxation can be legally avoided. If you name St. Paul’s as the beneficiary of your 401K or Traditional IRA, it will pass outside of your estate. No estate tax. As a tax exempt organization, St. Paul’s pays no income tax. The church will receive 100% of your retirement account without any tax reduction.

You can decide how these funds are spent. Building maintenance? The Sunday School ministry? The food bank? Invest for future needs? You decide what ministry is important to you.

It’s easy to name a beneficiary. No need to change your will. Just contact your plan administrator and name your church as beneficiary to what you have remaining in your account when it’s your time to go to the Lord. Your legacy will live on.