Ways to Give

Generosity is both a virtue and a practice.


Financial generosity is a key way we embody our belief in God as the source of all we have while also growing in our faith.

Our financial gifts enable us to play a significant role in all of God’s work at Shandon UMC, while also empowering the church to faithfully love and serve our neighbors.

Shandon has several ways you can give to God’s work through your tithes and offerings, donations, memorials, and planned giving.

Online Giving

You may give a one-time or monthly recurring gift by following the links below.

Text to Give

Give by texting SUMC to 73256. You will receive a return text with a link to complete your contribution.

In Person

Give by Cash or Check in the offering plates on Sunday mornings. Mail or drop off a check in the business office at 3407 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205.

Make a Pledge

We pray you have been investing some time in discerning your continued support of Shandon UMC and our ministries.

As you feel called to respond to the invitation to be a regular, intentional, and generous giver we invite all you to make an estimate of giving—a pledge—which enables our congregation to faithfully plan, imagine possibilities, and commit to partnerships in our community.

Recurring Gifts

Reoccurring gifts provide even support all year-round, reduce deficits, and allow us to keep timely commitments to the ministries we support.

Scheduling a reoccurring gift ensures that your gift is received even when you are out of town, unable to attend a service, or prefer the ease of not having to remember your cash or checkbook.  

There is no fee for you to schedule a gift and you can change your plan at any time.

You can set up a reoccurring gift online through the Realm or by contacting your bank to schedule electronic bill pay.

Arrange for a Planned Gift

Arrange for a Planned Gift through the Shandon United Methodist Foundation which receives and invests contributions as an endowment to benefit Shandon United Methodist. Gifts to the Foundation serve the needs and ministries of the church during our lifetime, as well as future generations.

For questions about financial gifts, contact Nancy Probst, Business Administrator, at 256-8383, ext. 107 or nprobst@shandon-umc.org.