“Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.”
— John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
You can make a difference.
Volunteers embody Christian love in action by bringing their diverse talents to mission programs, local outreach ministries, and emergency response and recovery work around the world.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Teach a Class, Mentoring, Greet People
Visit People in the Hospital, Cook,
Transportation, Cleaning, Set Up for Events, Maintenance, Prayer, Usher, Choir, Church Security and much more.
We all have different gifts.
The gifts we have received are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people. Each of us has something to give.
We can give our money and our time to charity, be a friend to someone who is sick or lonely, do volunteer work, or be a peacemaker, teacher or minister.
We may give unselfishly of our time to our spouse, children or parents. We may choose a service-oriented occupation, or we may just do our everyday jobs with integrity and respect for others.
HOW WE GIVE
What a blessing it is to give and receive, to share and support.
We dedicate these gifts to all that we stand for as a community of
faith and to the work of our congregation.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS : Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ. No one is without gift or purpose. Spiritual gifts are not our talents or skills. They are the grace of God at work within us, empowering us to match our deep passions with the world’s deep need. The gifts are given to individuals, but they are given to build and strengthen community and to meet the needs of those around us.
UMC Ministries : Connectional giving — all of us giving together — allows United Methodists to do together what we cannot do alone.
The United Methodist Church's special giving structure ensures your generosity blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways. Connectional giving — all of us giving together across the United Methodist connection of churches — enables us to do more than we could do as individuals.
Special Sundays: When you give on Special Sundays, you enable vital ministries that change the world, one life at a time.
The UMC Market: With UMC Market, you can donate to St. Mark's UMC through your daily purchases, with NO extra cost to you. This is a service available through the General Council on Finance and Administration’s Corporate Sponsorships Office that will partner corporate non-profit support programs with St. Mark's UMC. Online shoppers open an account (it takes less than 2 minutes) and then do their normal online shopping. Purchases from corporate partners will qualify for a percentage contribution to the local church that the shopper chose during set up.
Employer Matching: Many employers match gifts of employee donations to charity. Find out whether your/your spouse's employer will match charitable gifts by viewing this list of companies which matching gift programs. If your employer does, please carefully follow the procedures provided by your employer for Matching Gifts. If your company is not listed, please check with your employer about their matching gift program.
Every United Methodist can support the vital ministries they care about.
Deuteronomy 16:17 – "Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you."
Learn about your gifts and how you can use them to serve God, neighbor and the world. Take an assessment to help you discover your gifts: http://umc.org/spiritual-gifts-quiz
DONATE WITH ZELLE
If you are not sure if your bank uses Zelle, please check this list of participating banks.Use the mobile app Zelle to pay church donations/dues.
Here is some more information on how to setup .
How to use Zelle app to make online to payments to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Brooklyn?
If you already have the Zelle app installed or have it in your online Banking app then skip to Section B below.
Go to the App store and download “Zelle” on to your phone.
Enter your Mobile Number.
Click on “Get Started”
Pick your Bank of choice to transfer money from.
Ex. Bank of America, PNC, Citizens Bank, etc..
Read through and select “LOGIN”.
Enter your “Online ID” and “PASSWORD” to your Bank Account.
Hit the SUBMIT “Button”.
Select a Phone Number to verify your Identity to associate your account with the phone number listed.
Choose “TEXT MESSAGE” or “PHONE CALL” to verify your account by
Hit “SEND CODE”.
Enter the code you received
Confirm the information listed.
Hit “Join ZELLE”.
This time, you should receive a Text Message indicating that you have activated your profile with ZELLE.
Select your “Account Type” and Hit Continue.
You can customize your profile with a Photo and enable Touch ID or SKIP through until you see “CONGRATULATIONS” and the word “Continue” on the screen.
Now you are Set to make your transaction with “ St. Mark's UMC - Brooklyn by following the instructions below.
Step 1. If not already opened, Open the ZELLE app. If its built into your banking app, then open the bank app and open Send money with Zelle.
Step 2. Select “SEND” Button.
Step 3. Put in email: firstname.lastname@example.org and church name.
Step 4. Press ENTER to Continue.
Step 5. Enter the dollar amount to send and press “REVIEW”
Step 6. Please put your account number and what your contributing for like monthly subscription in the what is this for field.
Step 7. Then press the SEND Button.
DONATE WITH PAYPAL
When you click on the "Donate" button you will be sent to our secure Paypal page, where you can use your credit card or PayPal account to make your donation. *Note: You do not need a Paypal account to give using a credit or debit card, however signing up for PayPal allows you to give using your checking account. Enter an amount, then select "Pay with PayPal" or "Pay with credit card."
During the payment process you may direct your donation by leaving instructions (optional).
Finally, when prompted confirm you want to donate now. A printable reciept will appear on the screen and a copy of of the receipt will be sent to the email account you provided.
If you wish, you may subscribe and make recurring donations, giving a specified amount each month. You must sign up for a PayPal account to make recurring donations, but this can be done as part of making your first online offering.
Donations will be taken from your PayPal account, using the debit card, credit card, or bank account you specify, and will continue monthly until you cancel the payment.
To begin a recurring donation, click the DONATE button, specify the amount you wish to donate monthly, check the option box "make this a monthly donation", then proceed with payment information.
If you are just signing up for PayPal, your first donation must be with a credit or debit card. Once your PayPal account is established you can add a bank account and use it for future donations.
To cancel a recurring offering, log into your PayPal account and cancel the appropriate payment.
Donate using email address:
Here's how to send a payment from your PayPal account:
Go to Send & Request.
Enter STMARKSUMCPAY1@ OPTIMUM.NET and click Next.
Select your payment type.
Enter the amount you want to send, select the currency, and add a message to your recipient (optional), and click Continue.
Review your payment information and click Send Payment Now.
On the payment page, your payment will be set in the default currency of your recipient’s country or region. If you have an agreement with the recipient, you’re able to change it to other currency.
After the payment is sent, we will receive a notification email.
Mail in Donations /Offerings:
If mailing your offerings, we encourage you to mail a check or money order instead of cash. You can mail your offerings to the attention of our Treasurer, Yolande Haynes and make it payable to St. Mark’s UMC. Dropping off your offering to the church office is also acceptable during the office hours of 9am – 4:30 pm.