Giving

Giving

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Christmas 2022 Offering

Each year during the Christmas season we take a special offering to support God’s work in some concrete ways. In 2021 your generosity helped us support disability ministries in one of our rural West Ohio districts, our Pastoral Emergency Fund to meet emergent needs in our community (aka Pastor’s Discretionary Fund), and the ministries of the larger United Methodist Church through “apportionments” (our contribution to the working of the wider church).

In 2022 our Christmas offering supported two great needs:

Pakistan School Ministry – In March 2022, HUMC welcomed our friends from Pakistan to Columbus. We heard their stories and their heart to provide a safe education for girls in their rural Pakistani village, girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity. Your gifts will help pay teachers’ salaries to make more room for this dream to become a reality. You gave $3,950 in support of the Pakistan School Ministry!

Apportionments – Every United Methodist Church is asked to support the larger denomination through “apportionment” giving. We are a small part of a larger, worldwide connection that serves the church locally, nationwide, and around the world. The apportionment funds help to carry out United Methodist programming, mission, and administrative functions in Ohio and in every place where United Methodists call home. Apportionments help to fund disaster relief, missionaries, new churches, and much of our own Conference support staff here in West Ohio. You gave $4,300.50 in support of our apportionments!

Thank you!

Your generosity is making a real difference, friends, and we’re honored to be in ministry with you.


Get the Giving App: Vanco Mobile

Vanco Mobile is free and available in the Google Play store and the Apple App store now. It’s easy to use: 

  • Once downloaded, simply open the app and search for Hilliard UMC.
  • If you used the previous GivePlus+ app, your login credentials stay the same in Vanco Mobile. No need for a new user ID or password. 
  • If you have recurring gifts set up, they will continue to be made as scheduled.

Lots of Ways to Donate

  • Give online through our website: Click or tap the “Give Online” image at the top of this page.
  • Give through your phone: download the free Vanco Mobile app on your smart phone (available for both Android & iPhone), and choose Hilliard UMC. See details above.
  • Bring cash or check offerings to in-person worship any Sunday.
  • Mail your contributions to the church: PO Box 158 (5445 Scioto Darby Rd), Hilliard OH 43026.
  • Give through your bank or financial institution’s online bill pay system.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) allows consistent amounts to be drawn directly from your bank account on a regular basis. This option allows you to give as a regular priority, and it also reduces the processing expense for the church. To get started with EFT, contact our Finance Administrator (financeadmin@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403).

If you’d like to see a financial report, contact our Finance Administrator.

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400 Families
Thanksgiving Outreach 2022

In 2022, our Thanksgiving Outreach served 400 families
with 11,000 pounds of produce, several pallets of turkeys, 350 pumpkin pies,
and over $9,000 in gift cards,
thanks to your generous donations of food and money!
We made real connections with people and heard prayer concerns, too.

350 Students Every Week

Every Friday during the school year, our Feeding Hilliard Students ministry,
in partnership with Hilliard Kiwanis, sends food home with 350 students who experience food insecurity, thanks to your generous donations!

$546,270

2022 General Giving totaled $546,270!

279 people, 71 groups

In 2021, 279 different adults participated in 71 groups or classes to connect with God and each other, develop friendships with other people of faith, learn, and pray together.

300+

We have introduced more than 300 people to the Enneagram,
a powerful tool for self-discovery and transformation.

Farm Market:
1,070 Weekly Attendees
40 Vendors
11 Food & Sweets Trucks
525 Books
175 Backpacks
1,000+ lbs of Donated Produce

In 2021, an average of 1,070 people came to the Hilliard Farm Market each week,
which we host in our parking lot May through September,
thanks in part to your generous contributions and support!
We host 40 vendors each week
and work with 11 different food and sweets trucks!

The community donated 525 books through the Farm Market
to Books in Little Hands and packed 175 backpacks with Hilliard Kiwanis & Feeding Hilliard Students to give to Hilliard City Schools students!

Your giving is a spiritual act of worship, and it makes possible the ministry of changing lives and transforming communities. Thank you for helping us change the world with the love of God, who loves us no matter what!

Because of your generosity, Hilliard UMC is impacting families and communities in profound ways, in collaboration with many local organizations.


Explanation of Funds

  • Operating Fund: the primary general fund. This is where your annual pledges go, plus any cash gifts placed in the Sunday morning offering plates.
  • Apportionments: our annual contributions to the work of the larger United Methodist Church (local, national, global).
  • Capital Fund: special fund drive for buildings and grounds maintenance projects that are above-and-beyond the general operating fund.
  • Community Emergency Assistance (Bridges of Hilliard): a special pandemic support fund for those struggling with rent, bills, etc.
  • Pastor’s Discretionary Fund: helps with rent, bills, food, and other practical assistance.
  • UMCOR Disaster Relief: United Methodist Committee on Relief, which helps with boots-on-the-ground work after natural disasters. 100% of gifts to UMCOR go straight to relief work.
  • Memorial Fund: an estate planning designation for giving in memory of a loved one.
  • Endowment Fund: contributions to this fund are invested to support HUMC long-term, and grants are offered some years from the investments earnings, to support ministry that’s beyond the regular operating budget.

If you’d like to see a financial report, contact our Finance Administrator.

Endowment Fund:
A Lasting Gift

The Permanent Endowment Fund was established in 2002 to give members and friends of Hilliard UMC the opportunity to make a lasting gift to support ministries beyond the regular operating budget. These gifts have the power to support Hilliard UMC into the future as the investments grow, continuing God’s work beyond us, beyond today. Learn more HERE about different ways to give, where you can designate your gifts, the investment policy, and grants awarded from investment earnings.