Why We Give

We believe that we are called to give as God gives, to share as God shares – to be like God.

Love your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.

– LUKE 10:27)

As we grow in faith, we realize that our entire life is given to us as a gift from God – and we respond. As stewards of God’s gifts, we accept that we’re accountable to Him for how we use them.  We believe that giving is an act of worship and one of the ways in which we love God with all our heart.  Giving is a blessing to both the giver and the recipient.

Many Ways to Give

There are many different ways for you to support God’s work through Epworth.  No matter which option you choose, your contribution will help to make a difference in the lives of those in need in our community and around the world, and we thank you for your faithful giving.

Give online with E-Giving
The easiest way to give is to use our “E-Giving” service.  This service is administered by E-Giving Envelope Services in conjunction with Cokesbury – one of the most trusted names in stewardship resources.  It offers a secure, convenient and flexible way to give without the hassle of writing checks.

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Place contributions in the offering plate during worship
We believe giving is an act of worship and an important part of our services.  We provide offering envelopes to any regular contributor who wishes to use them.  Contact our Financial Secretary to request your own box of offering envelopes.

Mail contributions to the church office
If mailing your contribution is more convenient, please send it to our Financial Secretary at the following address:

Financial Secretary
Epworth United Methodist Church
64 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Give when you shop
You can support Epworth’s mission and ministry when you shop online through UMC Market, and it won’t cost you a cent.  Whenever you make a purchase Epworth will receive a portion of the proceeds.  You can also support Hope for Housing‘s efforts to prevent family homelessness in Central Massachusetts by purchasing grocery gifts cards on sale at Epworth each Sunday following worship.

Donate non-cash assets
You can donate almost any sellable item (e.g. collectibles, household goods, DVDs etc.) in support of Epworth’s work. We list these items for sale on Ebay, to ensure we secure the maximum value for your donation. If you have any such items that you’d like to donate, please contact to arrange for pick-up. You can view the items currently listed for sale at our Epworth Auctions page.

You can also donate appreciated assets like stock to 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations like Epworth. When doing so, you are generally exempt from paying capital gains tax. This is a good way to support Epworth’s mission and ministry while also maximizing the resources entrusted to you. Please contact our Financial Secretary for more information. We also advise you to consult with your financial planner or tax adviser before making a stock donation to Epworth, to determine how the potential tax advantages described above apply to your specific situation.