Designated Giving

What is designated giving?

In addition to contributing tithes and offerings which benefit all the ministries of Main Street UMC, you may also designate your financial gift for a particular mission or ministry. These gifts are used in areas that have needs beyond the annual operating budget. Please see below to find an approved ministry to which you’d like to contribute.

Aldersgate Mission Program Fund: Used to supplement needs at our after-school program in the Briarfield community, including the Compass Learning reading program.

Building/Stained Glass Fund: Used for facility needs, including expenditures to facilitate future benefits, maintenance and repair, and church beautification.

Children’s Ministry Fund: Used for needs for our children and nursery.

Covenant Care Food Ministry (Mary Martha): Used to provide meals to families recovering from the loss of a loved one or to those returning home from the hospital.

Endowment Funds: Three endowment funds (General, Building, and Mission) are held at the United Methodist Foundation. The interest from these accounts may be used for immediate needs, while the principal grows to ensure Main Street is secure long into the future.

Fellowship Worship/Music Fund: Used to enhance Fellowship worship with guest praise musicians and other worship needs.

Good Samaritan Fund: Used to provide confidential assistance to people within our church family or community who are facing short-term financial challenges.

Hunger Fund: Each month we designate a feeding ministry to receive this special offering, such as Edwards Street Food Pantry or Stop Hunger Now.

Mission Fund: Used for missionary support, mission trip scholarships and other mission needs.

Music Fund: Used to enhance the Sanctuary worship experience with guest musicians, singers, orchestras and special programs.

Preschool Fund: Used to supplement our Preschool ministry’s needs, including supplies, equipment and scholarships to deserving families.

Prime Time: Used for Senior Adult needs, including monthly programs and periodic outings.

Youth Fund: Used for needs for our Middle School and Senior High students.

Read more: Memorials and Honorariums