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.
For gifts to #GivingTuesday, please specify “Giving Tuesday.” On PayPal mark your gift “Other (Special)” by choosing the drop-down menu. You will be able to add a note if you wish.
Give by Credit Card or PayPal
Just click below (if you don’t see buttons, try later):
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. #GivingTuesday, 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.
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.
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. To find St. Paul’s as a charity choice, copy this exactly into the search box:
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Thorofare
Click on it and you’re good to go! If you can’t find St. Paul’s, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you the ID number.
- 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.
Now on your phone app! AmazonSmile customers can now support St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
- Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
- Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
- Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app.
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.