Thank you for supporting Mount Olivet and its ministries financially. The contributions you give allow us to maintain the building, support our internal ministries, and invest in our community and outreach. Please take a moment and browse the available options and information on giving. Thank you again for sharing your financial blessing with us.
Why is giving important? The Bible has much to say about wisdom and finances, with 2,300 verses that tell us to be generous and good stewards of our resources. Jesus taught generosity and sacrifice. He demanded that his followers serve not wealth but God, and in the parable of the talents he taught that God will hold us each accountable for what we do with all our earthly possessions.
How do I give? All members plus visitors who return an estimate of giving card will receive weekly giving envelopes to return in worship or by mail. Or for more simplicity, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is the easiest, most cost-effective giving option for both you and the church. With EFT, you can reinforce your commitment to give your tithes and offerings to God first, before anything else. One easy step each year guarantees that the church will receive your gifts on a regular basis, even if you are out of town or you forget one week. Complete the EFT information on the estimate of giving card and return it with a voided check. We also have an online giving service called e-check for one time or recurring, automatic withdrawals from your bank account. Click Giving and then Electronic Giving, www.mtolivet-umc.org, to use either method. For more information contact us at 703-527-3934.
Why do I need to turn in a new commitment card each year? First, the process of prayerfully asking God to guide your decision and then making a commitment each year to serve the Lord with your financial gifts is an act of worship, an expression of gratitude and praise to God. Second, on a more practical note, your estimate allows our church to budget and better plan for our ministries, key objectives, and mission outreach programs. Financial situations change from year to year, and if we are growing in our faith, our annual estimate should likewise reflect our ability to give.
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” —Luke 12:48 (NIV)