Giving to the Fairlington UMC


Fairlington United Methodist Church relies on your generosity to sustain its work with our congregation, community, and missions. Giving is possible in three safe and secure ways: through our online donation system, by sending a text, or mailing a donation to the church office. Thank you for your generosity.


Online Donating

Click on one of the links below to access our online donation system. If you have created an account, log-on on the right side of the page. An account does not have to be created to make a donation.


Text Giving

Simply text any dollar donation amount (i.e. “$100”) to 703-454-8702. You will receive a text back with a link to our online donation system.

 

Mail Giving


A donation can always be mailed to the church office.

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


Giving during COVID times Link


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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.





Current E-Givers

We appreciate you using E-giving to help us streamline our online giving experience to provide better and easier service during COVID-19 times. We are converting our existing VANCO members to a NEW more efficient E-Giving System.


Enhance Your Current E-Giving

We know changes are hard, but we are trying to update your GIVING experience at FUMC. By using our new Giving System, we can provide YOU with a better and easier way to setup  and maintain your on-line giving experience. We can also steamline your giving history and with less office interaction during COVID-19 times.

 

We VALUE your current E-Giving. 

Would you please consider switching to ourShelbyNext Giving System. Our Office staff will be more than glad to help you with the process. With our new system, we even have new Virtual Terminal to HELP YOU set up if you aren't TECH savvey.


Give us a call at 703-671-8557


ShelbyNext Text Giving    703-454-8702

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REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION

Several of our 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 MORE FUTURE VALUE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. LEGACY GIFTS FEED THE FUMC



Ways to Give from Anywhere

Your offerings and gifts are vital to the everyday ministry that takes place in and through Fairlington UMC. Every dollar you give has a direct impact on ministry. 

There are many options for giving. You may make a one-time donation, set up a recurring gift, or make arrangements for legacy giving from a bequest, trust, or other financial asset. Some can only give a little. Others can give much more. Prayerfully consider the difference you can make.

If you need further assistance, please contact our office or see the information below.

  • Current E-Giving System


  • NEW E-GIVING SYSTEM

    Shelby Next Giving is our online system. You may use it for for one-time or recurring gifts using credit/debit cards and checking accounts. Click on the icon above to set up your secure Shelby Next profile.

  •          703-454-8702

    To give by text, send your gift to (703-4548702 from your mobile phone. You will be directed to our Shelby Next Giving portal.

  • REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION

    Several of our 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.

  • Ministry ONE App

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  • 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 more future value for you and your family. Legacy gifts feed the FUMC