GIVING TO FAIRLINGTON UMC

WAYS TO GIVE


Text or App

Text "GIVE" to 205-TXT-FUMC (205-898-3862); Select "Giving" on the church app menu


In Person

A cash or check gift can be placed in an offering plate during services


Mail

Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302


Online

Give a one time online gift or access your account by clicking the button below


CLICK HERE TO GIVE ONLINE


NEW ONLINE GIVING SYSTEM

We have updated your giving experience at FUMC. Our new giving system can provide you with an easier way to maintain your online giving account.


To learn about our new giving system, click on the links below for easy tutorial videos. Call the church office if you need help or have questions: 703-671-8557. 


Givers Guide    Text Givers Guide  Ministry ONE Guide

OLD ONLINE GIVING SYSTEM

We are phasing out our old giving system in favor of a more user-friendly and streamlined system. Please create a new account through ShelbyNext and discontinue giving in the Vanco system. The link below to the old system will be active during a short transitionary period.

Other Ways to Give

Along with our new giving platform comes the MinistryOne church app. Through the app you can give, watch the worship services, view church member contact information, access the church calendar, and much more!

Required Minimum Distrubution

Members and friends who are over the age of 70 and enjoying retirement give directly from an IRA or annuity. This option has tax advantages for the giver, and may be directed to the church to pay your annual pledge.  Speak with your broker or call the church office for details.

Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving is an enduring way to honor God and the memory of a loved one. Planning your gift may enable you to give more to the Church's Ministries or to protect future value for you and your family. Legacy gifts feed FUMC.

Frequent Asked Questions


Online Giving FAQs

Is my giving information secure?

Absolutely. Any personal or financial information you enter is encrypted using SSL security – the same state-of-the-art security measures used by online retailers, banks, and other financial institutions.


What Payment Methods do you Accept?

We accept donations from credit/debit cards as well as your Bank Account (our recommendation). While we’re happy to accept your donation by any means, Bank Account donations cost significantly less, allowing more of your gift to go towards ministry.


Do I need to Create an Account?

No. That said, we do recommend creating one so that you can view your online giving history. Also, you will be asked to create an account if you’d like to setup recurring donations.


Will I Receive a Receipt When I Give Online?

Yes. You will be emailed a donation receipt each time you give. Again, we recommend creating an account so you can view all your online giving history.


Is there a minimum or maximum I can give online?

No. That said, for very large gifts, we recommend you contact us to ensure your gift is processed in a timely fashion. (Our internal giving security can flag large donations for security reasons).


General FAQs

How long does it take for my church to receive my gift?

It usually takes about 2-3 days between the time you give and when it appears in your organization's bank account.


Is my card and bank account information secure?

Yes, absolutely. All sensitive financial information is stored with bank level security. All information is secured with 256 AES encryption and stored by our banking partner to Level 1 PCI compliance standards. Additionally, all transmissions to our banking partner and on our site are via an encrypted HTTPS connection.


How will I know when my credit card is charged?

Anytime your card is charged you will receive both an email and a text message confirmation from our system.


Can I designate my gift to a specific fund?

Yes! Through giving online, you'll see a dropdown menu of your church's available fund designations! If you do not see a fund dropdown, that giving form has already been tied to the correct fund.


If you're giving via text, you'll simply send your gift amount followed by the fund keyword to your church's giving number. For example, "$100 Missions."


If you don't know which fund keywords are available, send KEYWORD to your church's giving number.


How do I edit my donor account information?

Simply visit your organizations giving page and Sign In. Once logged into your account, you'll find your information (and how to edit it) in the top corner.


If your organization uses text giving, text the word "EDIT" to your church's Giving Number and you'll be given a link to your Account Settings page.



Text Giving FAQs

Does text giving cost me anything?

Other than standard text messaging and data rates, there aren't any fees! Keep in mind that all digital gifts do have a small processing fee. Your church or ministry is charged that fee.


Is my personal information sent in a text message?

We never send any personal or financial information via text message. We simply facilitate giving. Your personal and financial information is always encrypted and stored securely.


How will my phone number be used?

Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given out to third parties. You will only be texted to confirm your giving and receive responses to other requests you make.


What if I accidentally type the wrong amount?

When you make a gift, you will receive a text confirmation that re-states the amount given. If you made a mistake, you can respond with the word "REFUND" within the first 15 minutes and you will not be charged. After 15 minutes, if a refund is needed, please contact the church or organization to which you've given. Learn more.


Is it case sensitive? Do I have to put a $ symbol?

Nope! Gifts will work as 100 or $100 or $100.00 or 100.00 etc. Any text you enter is not case-sensitive. We also recommend double-checking the amount before sending your text.


What is the phone number I text and whose is it?

The phone number you are texting is a secure number that belongs to your church, through your giving platform. It is used exclusively for giving.



I have a few more questions.

If you have any further questions feel free to reach us at support@givinghelpdesk.com.