La Crescent UMC has continued to witness to the world what being the hands and feet of Jesus has looked like. Along with spirit-filled worship, mission projects throughout the world, and discipleship opportunities for all ages.
Each year, United Methodist Church - La Crescent impacts the lives of families and individuals in our community and across the globe by giving our time, talents, and treasures. Your support makes our mission to love God, grow together and reach the world a reality! There are a number of different ways you can financially support the ministries of our church.
Cash and Checks
Cash and checks are the most common way people give to the church. Make checks payable to "La Crescent UMC." If you would like your cash gifts to be reflected on your giving statement, be sure to write your name and address clearly. Unless you designate a specific fund or ministry, all gifts are directed to the General Fund, which supports our ministries.
Mailing a check to La Crescent UMC? Send to
La Crescent United Methodist Church
PO Box 137, La Crescent, MN 55497
Prefer Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your bank account?
To sign up for our EFT program, please download and complete the EFT Donation Form. Online giving will just be another option for sharing your gifts as we embrace a different way of congregating during these different times.
Our church welcomes donations of stocks and mutual funds. Please contact the church office if you would like to discuss a stock gift. Matching Gifts Many companies allow their employees to make donations to charitable organizations through payroll deductions, and they often match the gift dollar for dollar. Ask your company's Human Resources, Matching Gift, or Payroll department if the company has a matching gift program. La Crescent UMC is an approved tax-exempt organization by the I.R.S. under section 501(c)(3).
Many in our church family make special year-end gifts to support our ministry. Because all gifts are subject to I.R.S. deadlines, please remember that all year-end gifts must be received in the church office or must be postmarked before midnight on December 31 to be deducted on your present tax return. The date written on a check will not determine in which tax year a gift is included. Only the actual date of receipt by the church or the postmark will establish the correct tax year for the I.R.S.
Wills, Endowment Fund and Bequests
A charitable gift can be given to the church through your will or other estate plans. The gift can be used to honor the Lord from the financial increase He has given you during your lifetime (Proverbs 3:9-10) and to benefit La Crescent UMC in wonderful ways. This type of gift can also be helpful to appropriately avoid estate taxes. If you choose to include the church in your will or estate plan, please let your attorney know the church's name and address. In addition, please tell your attorney that the church is a 501(c)(3) organization. If you have already included the church in your will, please let us know so that we can say "thank you." Don't forget that qualified retirement plans will be considered part of your estate at death, but if handled correctly they can also be deductible from the estate as charitable gifts.
All these things happen because of your continued support and desire to witness to your faith in Jesus Christ and your love of neighbor. This my friends, is part of our vision and purpose for being the body of Christ, the Church.