Giving Opportunities

Donations to Ada First UMC General Fund

Your service and gifts are invaluable to the mission and ministries of Ada First United Methodist Church here in Ada, OH.  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 Beatitudes

Beatitudes is a non-profit organization located on Main St. in the village of Ada.  It operates a thrift-store, provides community gathering space and meals, and offers financial assistance and referrals for those going through hardship.  The Ada First United Methodist Church has a long history with Beatitudes and annually sponsors the ministries of Beatitudes with a pledge from our general giving fund.  If you would like to make a contribution to Beatitudes as well, above and beyond what the Ada First congregation pledges, please use the button below and the financial secretary and treasurer will make sure your gift is fully transferred to Beatitudes. 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.

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!