“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
-Malachi 3:10

Tithing and offerings are principles that are taught throughout the entire Bible. When we give to the work of the Church, we are putting legs to our faith by actively placing God first in our lives. It is a Jesus-follower’s way to thank God for His provision, sustain our trust in Him, and even curtail our own greed.

The bottom line is that as we grow in our relationship with Jesus, we strive to become increasingly like him. And because Jesus was generous, we also want to grow in our generosity.


In addition to donating in person during our weekend worship services, you can also give in the following ways:

Online Giving

Make a payment using our secure, online giving page. Gifts can be made by credit card or bank account and can also be set up to automatically recur at a frequency of your choosing.

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By Check

Write a check payable to Berwyn United Methodist Church and mail to:
140 Waterloo Ave
Berwyn, Pa 19312

Give Stock or Mutual Funds

Do you have stocks that you have held for over a year and have appreciated in value? If so, you can make your gift to the church by transfering shares of that stock directly from your brokerage to make your donation without incurring capital gains on the increase in value.

Initiate a Stock Gift

If you would like information about donating stocks or mutual funds, please contact the church office.

Qualified Charitable Distributions from Your IRA

If you are age 72 or older, IRS rules require you to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) each year from your tax-deferred retirement accounts. A Qualified Charitable Distribution is a transfer from your IRA of up to $100,000 that counts toward your required minimum distrubtion without raising your taxable income.

The following general guidelines may not match the current tax requirements, so please check with your tax preparer before making use of this tax advantaged giving.

  • You must be at least 70½ years old at the time you request a QCD. If you process a distribution prior to reaching age 70½, the distribution will be treated as taxable income.
  • For a QCD to count toward your current year's RMD, the funds must come out of your IRA by your RMD deadline, which is generally December 31 each year.
  • Funds must be transferred directly from your IRA custodian to the qualified charity. This is accomplished by requesting your IRA custodian issue a check from your IRA payable to the charity. You can then request that the check be mailed to the charity, or forward the check to the charity yourself.

    Note: If a distribution check is made payable to you, the distribution would NOT qualify as a QCD and would be treated as taxable income. The maximum annual distribution amount that can qualify for a QCD is $100,000. This limit would apply to the sum of QCDs made to one or more charities in a calendar year. If you’re a joint tax filer, both you and your spouse can make a $100,000 QCD from your own IRAs.

If you are on the fence about giving or are not sure why it matters to give, consider looking at some of these posts about why we give.

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