GIVE

WHY GIVE ONLINE?

Online giving is simple, convenient and more secure than providing a paper check which can be lost or stolen. You can set up a contribution to occur on an exact date or set up a recurring donation schedule. The church benefits from online giving since no manual intervention is required to process your contribution. The funds are deposited directly to the church’s account and logged to your giving record.

HOW TO GIVE ONLINE

To give online, first you need to set up an account within Christ Church’s online giving system. Please review the following to help you get started.
 

FEES

You will not pay fees when giving online and 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible. Christ Church does pay fees associated with each transaction, so if you wish to maximize your donation, please consider the processing fees noted below:
  1. Automatic bank draft (eCheck) $0.50
  2. Debit card (Visa or MasterCard) 1.9% + $0.23
  3. Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) 2.15% + $0.38

SECURITY

Our membership system (Fellowship One) provides the functionality to make online donations and view contribution data. The system utilizes the most current encryption technology and ensures user authenticity by verifying each account request via a confirmation email. Access is granted to view your giving history only after your email and name have been matched to existing data in our system. If the name and email you enter do not match our records, we will contact you to confirm your information prior to granting you view access. Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Christ Church will never call you to ask for your login information.

OUR POLICIES

Your information is secure, will remain private and will never be provided to third parties, other than our vendor who processes scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be canceled.
MY TIME

When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.

There are many ways to get connected and volunteer at Christ Church. Click on any of the links below to be directed to our Sign Up Genius to sign up to help and receive reminders.
Do you love meeting and greeting new people? Do you have a gift for making people feel welcome? We need disciples to treat our guests with radical hospitality! There are many opportunities, including greeters, ushers, ‘muggers’, manning the Welcome Center, food preparation for events and more.
Reach out to new members and those who are not yet connected to the life of the church. Help members get connected to our church community.
Reach out to other members in their time of need. Provide transportation, meals, childcare or a visit when a need arises. Be part of our prayer shawl ministry, our care partners team or receive prayers requests via email and pray for others via our prayer chain.
Do you like to perform administrative tasks? We have needs for volunteers to perform data entry, keep the library organized, count money and assist with mailings and other ministry preparations. If you are an IT or professional or Web ‘Guru’, join our Technology Team.
Help us prepare our campus for ministry. Volunteers assist with building maintenance, landscaping, set-up/tear-down, laundering table cloths and general cleaning,
Help other adults grow in their faith by leading a small group, teaching a bible study or organizing a retreat or activities for adults.
Help us introduce children of all ages to God’s love. We need teachers and teaching helpers, greeters/check-in attendants, material preparation assistants and more. Sign up today to begin serving with us!
Christ Church holds a number of events throughout the year to support our ministries and needs planners and doers! Examples of these events include the Pumpkin Patch, The Woodlands Market & Fair, Golf Tournaments and the June Bug Sale.

Missions

If you would like to serve people in need “beyond our walls,” there are local, national and international missions opportunities available that help others both spiritually and materially.
 
 
MY RESOURCES
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ALREADY HAVE A CHRIST CHURCH ACCOUNT? SIGN-IN & GIVE
PLEDGING
In the fall of each year our members are given the opportunity to make a financial commitment for the next year. These pledges are important to our planning since they are used to establish our ministry budgets.
 
Your pledge commitment helps us to develop our general operating budget. You can make your commitment online or by completing a pledge commitment card located at the Welcome Center or in a pew in the Sanctuary. You may amend your pledge at any time by contacting the financial secretary at the church.
 
STOCKS
A great way to donate is by transferring stock ownership to us. You will save capital gains on the profit, and the church will sell the stock immediately and receive the sale value.
 
ENDOWMENTS
An endowment fund is a permanent fund that exists to provide long term support to the ministries and mission of the church. This is a permanent “nest egg” to perpetuate the Church’s values and long term goals. Our endowment fund is a permanent fund and only the earnings are spent. When funds are available they will support projects above and beyond normal budgeted items.
 
The elected Christ Church United Methodist Permanent Endowment Fund Committee oversees the investments and determines how the funds are distributed and used.
 
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In the midst of tax season and potential planning for your estate, we would like for you to consider the Christ Church United Methodist (CC-UM) Foundation as a destination for your deductible donations. For a deductible gift of $1,000 or more, you could start a fund for a cause close to your heart, or make a donation of any amount to support an existing fund. Existing funds include:
 
  • Prison Ministry Fund
  • Todd Thomas Mission Fund
  • Columbarium Fund
  • Vicky Oliver ALS Fund
  • General Fund
Perhaps these funds are not close to your heart, but you are moved to help children or youth, provide tuition assistance, help those with learning difficulties, enhance the music ministry, help maintain/upgrade the facility, expand/upgrade our Information Technology, etc. you can start a new fund and define, with agreement from the Foundation Committee, how it is to be used.
 
If you do decide to create or support an endowment, you should also check with your employer to see if your donation qualifies for a matching gift. All Foundation, the funds are managed by the Texas Methodist Foundation.
 
For more information about the CC-UM Foundation, please contact Steve Mordhorst, Business Manager at Christ Church at 936-273-2030 or contact a member of the Committee on Finance or the Christ Church Foundation. Lists of these individuals are available in the church offices.