There are many ways to give. Your donation is fully tax-deductible, and it makes a big difference to the people we serve!
Mail a Check
Checks payable to UMC of Anacortes can be mailed to:
2201 H Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
GIFT OF STOCKS
Appreciated stock transferred in-kind to a qualified tax-exempt organization like the church creates a tax advantage for the givers, allowing them to bypass capital gains tax. We use the Northwest United Methodist Foundation to accept gifts of stock. If your stock is held in a brokerage account, your broker can transfer your gift electronically. He or she will need the following information:
- Receiving broker: Fidelity Investments (1-800-544-9311)
- Northwest United Methodist Foundation Account Number: x64984682
- DTC Transfer No: 0226
When your stock is received in the account, unfortunately, the Foundation does not receive any information that identifies you as the donor and our church as the recipient. Therefore it's very important to alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to donate. You may notify us by emailing both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Foundation at (800) 488-4179. Be sure to provide your name and address so that we may acknowledge your gift with a receipt.
Give tax-free from your ira
If you take Required Minimum Distributions from your IRA, and you're in the habit of supporting the church with your checkbook, consider making your pledge to the church directly from your IRA instead. That way you won't have to pay income tax on the gift, and you can count up to $100,000 of charitable giving per year toward your Required Minimum Distribution. It's easy. Call your account's custodian (their phone number should be on your statement). There may be a simple form to fill out, or you may be able to complete the transaction over the phone. Here's the information they will need in order to send your gift directly to the church:
- Our name: United Methodist Church of Anacortes
- Our address: 2201 H Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
- The amount you'd like to give
When you name the UMC of Anacortes in your will or trust or as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, saving account, or life insurance policy, you ensure that there will be a United Methodist presence supporting the whole Anacortes community for years to come. Through our relationship with the Northwest United Methodist Foundation, our donors have free access to a number of online Planned Giving tools.
MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE GIFTS
The church welcomes gifts made in honor of loved ones and special occasions. When you make a gift in honor of a loved one, they are notified in the manner you wish. We are grateful to accept gifts for a variety of occasions, including: Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries, and Memorials.
Special Giving Sundays
United Methodists around the world take special offerings on six Sundays per year. These gifts offer refuge in times of disaster, promote peace and justice, provide scholarships and student loans, reach out to the community, teach skills to encourage self-sufficiency, and share the love of Jesus Christ with God's people everywhere.
Human Relations Day (Sunday before the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday) strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth.
UMCOR Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent) Previously known as One Great Hour Of Sharing, this Sunday enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief to reach out through worldwide ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.
Native American Ministries Sunday (third Sunday of Easter) nurtures mission with Native Americans and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians.
Peace With Justice Sunday (first Sunday after Pentecost) enables The United Methodist Church to have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of global programs.
World Communion Sunday (first Sunday of October) provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels.
United Methodist Student Day (last Sunday of November) furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.