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Why We Tithe

The Bible is clear. 1 Timothy 6:18-19 says, “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.” All believers are expected to support the work of the Lord done through the Church. Together, United Methodists do remarkable ministry around the world. We care for survivors recovering from earthquakes and storms; we invest, long term, in vulnerable communities; we equip the next generation to lead the church and society. We strive to stay mission-minded  and be the cornerstone for our community. In all of this, we share the good news of Jesus Christ and minister in Jesus’ name. We give because God first gave to us.
Tithing is commonly understood as the giving of one-tenth of one’s income for God. This standard of giving comes from several passages in Scripture (e.g. Genesis 28:10-22). The founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley, offered an even higher standard for giving. Here is Wesley’s own brief summary which is the foundation of our teaching: “Gain all you can…. save all you can… give all you can.” United Methodists value the tithe as a benchmark for giving, one we encourage our members to move toward. We believe our giving should be both more challenging and more gracious to the whole world than simply trying to give a tithe of our income. We also believe that there is joy in giving, and the greater the generosity the deeper the joy.

Give Online

You can give through our website or through our
Claremore FUMC (MyFUMC) app. Once an account is created, you can setup a one-time gift or a recurring gift.

Give In Person

Every weekend at church, we have the opportunity for you
to give as a part of our worship during services. There will
be giving baskets up front and at each door.

Mail A Check

If you would like to mail a check, you can send it to:
Claremore First United Methodist Church
1615 N Hwy 88, Claremore, OK  74017.

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