Giving Opportunities

Donations to Ada First UMC General Fund

Your service and gifts are invaluable to the mission and ministries of Ada First UMC.  Please consider making a donation to our General Fund, which handles our day to day ministries.  There is a 2% convenience fee to cover bank processing fees charged to the church if you donate via credit card, and a 1% convenience fee if you donate via a personal checking account.  Your gift (including the convenience fee) is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt via email, in addition to an annual statement.

Donations to our Special Funds

You also may select to give to two special financial funds at Ada First UM Church.

  • The Parking Lot Fund will help the church complete the two vacant lots west of our church building with a coating of asphalt and sidewalks.
  • The Capital Fund monies are used only for improvements to the physical property or are physical items that will have a lifespan of more than five years and an initial cost of more than $1,000.

Donating Stock or Directing an IRA Distribution to the Church?

If you have reached 70 ½ years of age, you may be facing a requirement to draw down from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). You can make this a win-win situation by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution to a charity (or charities) of your choice, like Ada First UM Church. Doing so avoids having to claim the amount as taxable income and also gives you a tax benefit for making a charitable donation.  

If you have stock that you would like to donate to the church, this can be done fee-free through the Council on Development at the West Ohio Conference UMC headquarters in Columbus.  Read more about that here!