“Whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” – Proverbs 13:11
Here’s a new way to create donations to our Church!
The United Methodist Church has launched “UMC Market”,a new online purchasing service with merchants that automatically gives Central Church a donation every time you make an eligible online purchase – but you have to sign-up so Central can get the cash!
How It Works
The United Methodist Church is providing this micro-donation tool to all of its members as a modern and secure way to develop new income-streams for local churches, including Central Church!
By downloading the browser-app or by shopping through www.umcmarket.org, you’ll automatically create micro-donations to Central Church every time you make a purchase!
The easiest way to create micro-donations is by downloading the tailor-made browser app to your computer. Go to www.umcmarket.org, click on the “Join Now” button, and follow the steps.
By doing this, your computer will automatically register when you enter an online shop that’s in our network, and you will be informed of how many percentages of your purchase that store will donate to Central Church.
(The browser app doesn’t work on smart phones or tablets yet, so if you’re using such devices, please shop from UMCmarket instead. For more information, see below).
How is it possible?
The United Methodist Church is partnering with hundreds of stores who’ve agreed to give back a portion of your purchase. It’s their way of saying “thank you” to UMCmarket for referring customers to them.
The money goes automatically as a donation to Central Church once you’ve selected it in your account.
Make your purchases from UMCmarket
You can also shop directly from www.UMCmarket.org. Here you can easily get a complete list of the all the participating stores. Log in with your email and a password of your choice, make your purchases as usual, and your donation is already made. It’s really that simple.
They even show coupon codes and other deals you can use for a great discount, on top of your donation! No need googling “best buy coupon code”. It’s all here. As long as you start at UMCmarket.org and make your purchase using the links provided, stores will know to send a donation to Central Church. (Unfortunately, it won’t work if you visit other sites before finishing your transaction or have “cookies” disabled on your computer.)
Who gets the donated money?
Once you’ve found Central Church (“Central Beaver Falls”) under the Organizations tab, press ‘Join’.
When you’re ready to start shopping, a donation comes directly to Central Church.
At the end of the year you’ll get a complete list of all the donations you have made during the year.
Receipt of your donations
Every time you have made a purchase you’ll get an email stating the amount of your micro-donation.
Every month, Central Church will get your donation together with all other donations created by members of our Church. It will not be possible for anyone to see what you have bought, just the amount of the donation you have created.
Here are just a few of the merchants participating in this program:
PETCO Animal Supplies 3.5-6% donation
Best Buy 0.5-4.5% donation
Expedia 1.5-4.5% donation
Vitamin Shoppe 6% donation
Old Navy 0.5-11% donation
OfficeMax 0.5-4.5% donation
Walgreens 5-7.5% donation / 1 coupons / 4 others
Advance Auto Parts 6% donation/4 coupons
- You can find the entire list of participating stores at: http://www.umcmarket.org/stores?search=
Browser App for Central Church
To automatically download the browser app for Central Church, go to this link: http://www.umcmarket.org/organisation/bCRCcH-QMeKzv0xXULsKSQ/Central-Beaver-Falls/plugin
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The more people that know about UMCmarket, the more our Church benefits. So, spread the word!