One of our five core values is Giving. We invite all of those who are part of our Lovers Lane UMC family to give—not out of obligation but out of a spirit of worship. Your gifts allow God's work to be done in our midst, in our community and in the world around us. Whether you give to our general budget or to one of our Heartburst ministries, your individual gift will join with thousands of others to make a greater impact than any one of us could make on our own.
The act of giving to the Church is an expression of the love Christ showed us as it provides the spiritual leadership, pastoral care and basic provision for the needs of the community, including the basics of meeting space and administration. Giving financially is also a response to God’s boundless grace and generosity. It’s a form of worship acknowledging and expressing that all we have, as individual members of one community of faith, comes from God. Giving glorifies and honors God's abundant generosity and reflects it back toward as those made in God's image and likeness.
In the Old Testament, the principle of the tithe (10%) was established to give everyone, no matter their level of prosperity, a sense that they are giving equally - as a community. God’s people were called to give a tenth of their income to the support of the ministry and the needs of the poor. They gave everything from flour and olive oil to livestock and gold. The New Testament teaches that we should give as we are “able and even beyond [our] ability” (2 Corinthians 8:3). Therefore, the tithe (10%) is arguably seen as a kind of minimum guideline for giving, expanded in the new covenant. In the New Testament, Jesus told the Pharisees that they should tithe as they were already doing, while not neglecting justice and love (Luke 11:42). And in the earliest days of the Church, believers continued to teach and follow the principle.
Lovers Lane offers several ways you can give securely including:
For those who would like to give stocks or through other financial securities, please contact the finance office at or by calling the church office.
You will receive regular giving reports in the mail each month. You can also contact our finance office for your latest giving statements.