Give


Your financial giving changes people’s lives. It helps Hamline Church reach out in mission and ministry in Saint Paul and around the world. This is why we exist: to build the kingdom of God, here and now. 

Your financial giving also changes you. It slowly ignites a totally new way of life in which you realize that everything you have is from God, that you have been gifted and are therefore called to pass on the gift to someone else--to use your resources wisely and generously.


2018 Stewardship Process

This year at Hamline Church we are being asked to make two separate pledges. These pledges, or estimates of giving, are for two separate parts of your financial support of the ministries of Hamline Church United Methodist: the annual operating expenses and a 3-year capital campaign. 

 

Capital Campaign 2018 - 2020

Fall 2017 we enter into a three year capital campaign to restore and enhance our church in order to preserve our beautiful sacred space, accommodate our growing ministry needs and better serve the community.Your pledge will support Hamline's Capital Campaign with a total 3 year commitment.

Download a PDF of the Commitment Card (Download, print and return to worship on November 19 or return to church office before then)

Online form:  Capital Campaign 3 year pledge (Indicate your 3 year pledge online)

2018 Annual Giving

Your annual giving reflects your tithes and offerings to support the annual operations of Hamline Church in 2018. This one-year pledge is for your commitment to the annual mission and ministries of your church.

Download a PDF of the Commitment Card (Download, print and return to worship on November 19 or return to church office before then)

> Online giving: see below

Commitment Sunday is November 19, 2017


TWO CONVENIENT WAYS TO GIVE

  • Online: One-Time Donations & Recurring Pledges
    One-time donations and recurring pledges are handled through our secure online giving system. To retain a history of donations, or to set up automatic recurring pledges, you must create a user account, by clicking on the button below.
    Give Now

     
  • In Worship 

    Bring your offerings via a check or cash to give during the offering portion of our weekly worship experiences.

FAQS


What is stewardship?

The practice of stewardship reminds us that all we have is not ultimately ours, but God’s. Our money and material possessions, as well as this good earth, are brimming with God’s grace as each sustains us. We are called to use what we’ve been given; grace is never to be consumed greedily or thoughtlessly, but with great generosity toward others and the work of God’s kingdom. A challenging practice, to be sure, but we come to discover that it actually gives us more than it asks. It’s been said that nothing can make God love us any less, and nothing can make God love us any more. That’s true with financial giving. We don’t give because we have to: we give because we can. We give because our giving helps lives be changed—even our own.

Should I use ACH (Bank Account) giving?

Yes! Credit cards cost us about 2 to 2.5% for each transaction, and that adds up to hundreds of dollars each month! Setting up a direct withdrawal from your bank account using ACH gives you the peace of mind that the vast majority of your gift is going directly to Hamline Church. 

Is online giving safe?

Yes! Hamline Church’s relationship with Realm makes our online giving fully compliant with industry guidelines related to the use of credit cards and bank account information.

How do I make a commitment?

Click the “Give Now” button at the top of this page and set up a profile for online giving. 

What if my financial circumstances change?

If you need to change your commitment at any time, just let us know. This commitment represents your voluntary giving; it’s not a binding contract. Contact the Financial Secretary in the church office to notify us of your change.   

How are our financial gifts used?

Your financial giving changes people’s lives. We believe that our budget should reflect our mission, and we work every year to strengthen that alignment.

We also believe in honesty, transparency, and collaboration in our finances. Every fall, Hamline Church asks for members to make a yearly pledge, and the finance team drafts a budget. After receiving feedback and yearly pledges, the Finance Team publishes a final budget for the year.