4/17/2015: From the Pastor

From the Pastor

 Just as we celebrate the risen Jesus on Easter morning, so we see new life all around us. Spring is finally here and with it plans for vacations, visits and simply getting away for awhile. Before we head off to see friends and family, we might have the post office hold our mail, or have someone watch our pets. There is another small task that can let you relax knowing that things at home are being taken care of: setup automatic giving. There are a couple ways to do this and either approach will help keep our ministries funded during the summer months when weekly giving is usually the lowest.

The simplest way is to click on ‘Giving‘ and follow the directions to set-up your regular tithes and offerings, using bank draft or your credit/debit card. We have contracted with easyTithe.com to offer this convenience for a small fee which we cover so that 100% of your giving goes to the church. It is also possible to give one-time gifts this way. All transactions use the same security protocols as the automatic payments you may already have in place.

Alternatively, you may use the Bill Pay feature that most banks offer. Each week, month, or whatever time works best, your bank will send a paper check on your behalf to the church. Funds are then deducted from the account you designate with your bank.

May you enjoy times of refreshing during this beautiful season of the year, but don’t stay away too long! There are plenty of good things happening at Lithia Springs UMC.


Pastor John