Comprehensive Giving FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Giving

How Do I Give Online?
To give online, click the "Give Online" button in the sidebar. Enter the amount. You can contribute online with a credit/debit card or your checking account. If you would like you can create an account and set up recurring contributions.

How Much Should I Give?

We believe that giving is about us seeking to respond to and model God’s abundant generosity. Just as God has blessed us, we are called to bless others.

In the scriptures, we see a tithe (10%) of income as the standard. As that might be a difficult leap for many people, we encourage you to prayerfully consider what it means for you to give sacrificially.

Our goal is for all people to begin and continue a journey of generosity so that all might discover the joy that comes from giving of ourselves for the sake of others and the power of witnessing God using our gifts to change lives and transform communities.

How Often Should I Give?
You are welcome to give at whatever frequency best fits your situation. Many people find monthly or weekly giving to be a helpful practice for budgeting. Regular giving helps to provide stability for the missions and ministries of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church of Valley Forge throughout the year.

What Is a Pledge and Why Is It Important?
A pledge is an estimate of how much you intend to give for the coming year. You submit an estimate of giving (card or online) to the church.

While most pledges are made during the fall as a part of our Stewardship emphasis, they can be made and changed at any time of the year.

Since pledged giving tends to make up the majority of our annual resourcing of the church budget, submitting this estimate allows church leaders to plan faithfully and set priorities.

What if I Have a Financial Problem and Cannot Meet My Pledge?
You are welcome to contact the financial administrator at any time and communicate that you need to change your pledge. 

Ways to Give
  • Give securely online with your credit or debit card by clicking the Give Online button in the sidebar
  • Give with cash or check during our Sunday morning services
  • Give monthly via automatic draft from a bank account. Contact the church office and ask for the financial administrator
Other Things to Remember
St. Matthew’s mails quarterly statements to help you track your giving, in addition to an annual statement for your tax return. You can also request to receive your quarterly statement via email. 

Your privacy is important to us. While church leaders will thank you for your generosity, only those responsible for church financial information will know the specific amounts of contributions. If you have any questions about your privacy, please call 610-688-7055.
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