You giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church. Giving to the church, be it of your time, your talents, or your treasures, should be seen as a response to the gift of love and life God has given you in Jesus Christ. You are invited to celebrate the joy of generosity and you are encouraged to find greater contentment and simplicity in your life as you put God first in your giving and living.
We ask every member of our church family to return an Financial Giving Commitment Card. It is an act of worship to prayerfully consider giving and make a commitment to serve the Lord financially. Additionally, stating an anticipated commitment helps the church create a budget for our ministries, key objectives, and mission outreach programs. You can fill out your 2021 Estimate of Giving here.
Along with financial giving, there are many ways to give in the church and community to help provide for the needs of our neighbors. Learn more about what kinds of clothing, food, and other needs you can help provide on the Other Donation Opportunities page.
Ways to Give financially to Washington Street UMC:
Gifts of cash or checks are the most common form of giving to the church. Checks can be made payable to Washington Street UMC.
If you would like an envelope number, you can contact the church financial office. If you have a specific envelope number, you can indicate that number of your check.
Cash and checks can be:
- Dropped in the offering plate on Sunday mornings
- Brought to the church office during normal business hours: Monday — Thursday, 9:15am — 1:45pm
- Or mail your gift to:
Washington Street UMC
109 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Set up a recurring payment or give a one-time donation using Washington Street UMC’s online giving platform. You do not have to be a member of the church to give online.
You can utilize your bank’s online bill payment service to set up direct deposits for giving.
If you use bill pay services offered by your financial institution, you can set up the church as a payee and have them mail checks to the church.
The payment can be set as a monthly recurring bill or manually tell the bank to pay us each month. If you decide to use this service, use the following information:
- Payee: Washington Street UMC, 109 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314
- Account: Your envelope number, or your name if you don’t have an envelope number.
To give a donation in memory or in honor of an individual, please send a letter indicating the person for whom the gift is being given, the name of the person or family giving the gift, and a contact phone number and address for the person giving the gift along with your donation. You may submit your donation to the church office.
Washington Street UMC is able to receive donations of stocks and securities. If you would like to donate to Washington Street UMC through a stock transfer, email the office at [email protected] for transfer instructions.
Planned giving offers a foundation for the long-term impact of the church. Whether through estate bequests, insurance policies, real-estate gifts, or others, your planned giving can offer a foundation for years of fruitful ministry to come. The Rosser Society is the vehicle through which people can support Washington Street United Methodist Church through their planned giving. Click to learn more about the Rosser Society.
Send requests to receive, or stop receipt, of giving envelopes, or update your mailing information, to Ann Cary Mclain or call 703-836-4324.
All contributions are secure and most are tax-deductible. You will receive a year-end giving statement for your records each January. Your may also access your giving statement anytime by logging in to the Washington Street UMC Online Community at wsumc.com/ccb.
To request a printed giving statement, email [email protected].