|Your Giving Matters
New Donation Program!
The General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church is pleased to present UMCmarket, a tremendously rewarding opportunity to earn money for your church. UMCmarket makes it possible for you to receive donations from retailers every time someone within your congregation makes an online purchase. The best thing is that they don’t need to change anything from how they shop today. This allows United Methodists to do together what we cannot do alone.
How it Works.
Every store at UMCmarket is happy to pay a percentage of the purchased amount as a donation to your church. There is no additional cost or charge for either the church or the shopper. The stores send us their contributions within a variable time frame of 30-90 days. Once your church reaches $100 in total donations, a check will be mailed to your church.
Signing Up is Free!
Most churches are already listed in our system. You and your members can easily sign up for free. When you go to UMCmarket, you will click on the “Get Started” button. You will have the option to sign up with your Facebook account or enter your email and create a password. You will then be prompted to download our Easy Give Button and find your church. With these three simple steps, you are ready to shop and donate!
Easy Give Button.
Using our Easy Give Button App is the easiest way for you and your members to shop and donate. Once it’s downloaded, you will see the UMC Cross and Flame icon in your browser toolbar. This Easy Give Button will allow you to shop directly at store websites and let you know that you are connected. As we like to say, “Green Means Go!”
Our research shows that members who download the Easy Give Button generate more than double the amount of donations to the church. Members don’t have to remember to visit UMCmarket.org before they start shopping!
Share UMCmarket with your congregation!
We hope you will sign up, try us out, and share with your congregation. It's easy and free, so why not rally your fellow members to do the same? See how fast your donations will make a difference!
Our marketing team is here to help you get the word out. Click here for a list of resources to help promote the program. We have provided a basic Media Kit for you to use and will be adding to it in the next few months. If you would like to have customized graphics for your church website or other media applications, we can do that too! Just email Christine, our marketing specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are glad to help!
We live in a global village, and the world is our parish. When we give generously, our gifts do wonderful, life-changing things in the name of Jesus Christ.