Stewardship: Your Giving

Stewardship refers to the responsibility that Christians have in maintaining and wisely using the gifts that God has bestowed to each of us. Click here to learn more about what the United Methodist Church has to say about the importance of tithing.

There are many ways that you can support the mission and ministries of Hudson United Methodist Church through cheerful and generous giving of a percentage of the treasures bestowed on you by God.

Everyone's help is both needed and appreciated. There is no gift that is too big or too small!

Financial Giving Options

PayPal Giving

Now you can support the many ministries of Hudson United Methodist Church by donating online via credit card or by using your PayPal account. (Please consider adding 2.5% to your donation amount to help defray the cost of credit card processing). If you would like to designate your gift for a particular purpose (or to give a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special),  please select the option to "add special instructions to the seller" after clicking the Donate button below.

Suggested giving areas include:

   General: Supporting general ministries of Church

   Care and Repair: Maintenance & repair of facilities and equipment

   Memorials: Gifts in memory/honor of someone special. Please include      the name of the person the gift is given on behalf of. 

   ASP: Supports our annual Appalachian Service Project mission 

   Missions: Supports other missions of our church

   Worship/Music: Supports our worship and music ministries

   Education: Supports our youth/adult Christian Education ministry

Annual Pledges

Annual giving pledges assist the Church in financial planning for the upcoming year to ensure that we plan the correct level of ministries based on the money we have to work with for any given year.  Click here to access our current Pledge Form. Please print, complete, and sign the form returning it to the church office.

Weekly Offerings

Weekly offerings are collected by our Ushers during Worship services.

Electronic Funds Transfer

This option provides both convenience and regular giving patterns via repeating automatic withdrawals from a checking account. This way, you save time and money by not having to write checks and the Church's ministries continue to be supported even when you are away. Click here to access our EFT authorization form which includes a list of frequently asked questions. For further information or to enroll in EFT giving, please contact our Financial Secretary.

Company Matching Gifts

Company matching gifts are a great way to grow your gift, so that it has even more impact.  Here is a list of some companies supporting matching gifts. Consult your employer's policy for more information. If your company is not on this list or doesn't extend matching gifts to religious non-profits that serve people regardless of denomination, please request that they begin to support organizations such as Hudson UMC.

Memorials, Endowments, and Gifts

Memorials, endowments and gifts are a special way of making a long-term impact on the church by giving a gift with a designated purpose, remembering a loved one, or even creating a scholarship fund. Did you remember Hudson United Methodist Church in your will? Please contact the church officefor more information about these special gifts.

 

Cash-Back Programs

Giant Eagle, ACME, and Heinen's Gift CardsWhen you buy grocery gift cards for Giant Eagle, Heinen's and Acme supermarkets, 5% of all purchases go to support our Church. Giant Eagle gift cards also work for gasoline purchases at GetGo !

Gift cards are sold in the church office after worship and throughout the week. They can be purchased by check or by direct debit from your checking account. Gift cards are sold in $50 and $100 denominations.

If only 20 families a month purchased $500 in cards for their groceries, Hudson UMC would receive $6,000 a year in ministry support from the sales!!


Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Hudson UMC every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same prices, selection, and experience with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible purchases to Hudson UMC!

Just click on the link or above logo to get started and follow the instructions. Please select Hudson United Methodist Church in Hudson, Ohio as the charity you wish to support.

ACME Community Cashback Program

The Acme Community Cash Back Program typically runs from September through February. Only register tapes dated from during  this time period with a Community Cashback amount on them will qualify. Hudson UMC earns 5% on product purchases with Acme store brands including Acme Fresh Market, FoodClub, TopCare, Academix, Domestix, Electrix, Full Circle, Paws, ValuTime, World Classics and Over the Top. Please place the Acme register tapes in the collection drawer by the church office. Proceeds from the Community Cashback Program are used to support mission projects.

Other Programs

Campbell Soup Labels & Box Tops for Education

Your Campbell Soup labels and Box Tops for Education help to support the McCurdy Mission in New Mexico. Please place them in the designated collection drawer by the church office.

Aluminum Can Pull Tabs

Save aluminum can pull tabs to help support Akron Children's Hospital.

Please place the tabs in the designated collection drawer by the church office.

Unneeded Cell Phones

Please give your old, unneeded cell phones to support Battered Women.

Please place the cell phones in the designated collection drawer by the church office.

Gently Used Clothing and Household Items

We collect gently used clothing and smaller household items within the Salvation Army bin located in our parking lot.

We collect gently used clothing, household items, furniture, books, jewelry, sporting, patio, and lawn garden equipment, and toys within the church during the week prior to our annual Church Attic Sale, typically held the first week of May.

We also collect new undergarments and toiletries to support Feed My Sheep.

Prepared, Fresh, and Canned Food

We collect prepared sloppy joes meat, buns, chips, and fruit to support meals for OPEN-M Ministries.

We collect cans of pineapple to support the OPEN-M food pantry

We collect non-perishable food items to support the Hudson Food Bank.