Ways to Give

Giving is another act of worship, and your contributions make it possible for Alpharetta First United Methodist Church to change lives. Besides Sunday collections, there are three other ways to give.

  • Electronically
    Alpharetta Methodist offers a secure giving portal where you may elect to make a one-time or recurring contribution by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), or  by any major credit card. Or you may elect to submit a completed EFT form to the Finance office at the address below for automatic drafts monthly or semi-monthly.
  • Texting
    Text #TITHE to 770-400-9330 to receive a link to complete the donation process to donate to the Operating Fund. Information can be securely stored for future gifts. Other options are #BUILD, for the new Building Fund and #DEBT for Debt Reduction.
  • Stock Gifts
    By donating appreciated stock to Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, the donor is able to receive a tax deduction for the fair market value at the time of the donation, without having to pay capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock. There are two ways you may transfer stock.
    • If you have the stock certificate, bring the certificate to the Finance Office during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Transfer forms will be completed, and the stock will be sent to the North Georgia United Methodist Foundation.
    • If your stock is in a brokerage account, please complete the Securities Transfer Form and give it to your stock broker. You can also pick up a copy of the form in the Finance Office. Have your stockbroker mail the form to:

Attn: Finance Office
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church
69 North Main Street
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

  • Non-Cash Gifts
    We have partnered with iDonate to be able to accept other types of non-cash gifts, such as cars, property, jewelry and other high value items.

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  • Legacy Gifts
    You can name AFUMC as a beneficiary of the following assets: retirement accounts, such as IRA, 401(k) or 403(b); life insurance policies; commercial annuities; or investments and savings accounts. This reduces estate taxes and administration costs. Best of all, your legacy lasts forever.
  • Cash and Checks
    Donations can be made by check or money order and mailed to:

Attn: Finance Office
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church
69 North Main Street
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

Ways to Give to Alpharetta Methodist

YOUR GOAL: Make a quick & simple gift

YOUR GIFT: Outright gift

HOW TO GIVE: Donate cash, securities or personal property

YOUR BENEFITS: Income tax deduction; avoidance of any capital gains tax

YOUR GOAL: Defer a gift until after your lifetime

YOUR GIFT: Bequest in will

HOW TO GIVE: Name Alpharetta First United Methodist Church or a favored ministry in your will

YOUR BENEFITS: A donation exempt from federal estate taxes

YOUR GOAL: Make a large gift with little cost to yourself

YOUR GIFT: Life insurance gift

HOW TO GIVE: Give an old or new policy with Alpharetta First United Methodist Church or a favored ministry named as beneficiary

YOUR BENEFITS: Current income tax deduction; possible future deductions

YOUR GOAL: Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of a home or other real estate

YOUR GIFT: Real estate gift

HOW TO GIVE: Donate the property or sell it at a bargain price

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax

YOUR GOAL: Avoid the twofold taxation on retirement plan assets

YOUR GIFT: Retirement plan gift

HOW TO GIVE: Name Alpharetta First United Methodist Church or your favored ministry as beneficiary of all or part of the remaining assets after your lifetime

YOUR BENEFITS: Avoidance of heavily taxed gift to heirs

YOUR GOAL: Give your personal residence or farm, but continue to live there

YOUR GIFT: Retained Life Estate

HOW TO GIVE: Designate the ownership of your home to your favored ministry, but retain occupancy

YOUR BENEFITS: Charitable income tax deduction and lifetime use of home

YOUR GOAL: Secure a fixed and often improved income

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

HOW TO GIVE: Create a charitable trust that pays you a set income annually

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction and fixed income for life

YOUR GOAL: Create a hedge against inflation over the long term

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Remainder Unitrust

HOW TO GIVE: Create a trust that pays a percentage of the trust’s assets, valued annually

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction, annual income for life that has potential to increase

YOUR GOAL: Supplement income with fixed annual payments

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Gift Annuity

HOW TO GIVE: Enter into a contract that pays you fixed payments annually

YOUR BENEFITS: Current and future savings on income taxes; fixed payments for life

YOUR GOAL: Reduce gift and estate taxes on assets passing on to heirs

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Lead Trust

HOW TO GIVE: Create a trust that pays a fixed or variable income to your favored ministry for a set term and then passes to heirs

YOUR BENEFITS: Reduced size of taxable estate; keeps property in family, often with reduced gift taxes

YOUR GOAL: Make a gift that allows flexibility and your input on how funds will be used

YOUR GIFT: Donor Advised Fund

HOW TO GIVE: Create an agreement where the Foundation manages assets, you suggest beneficiaries

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction, option to provide input on how funds will be used