Invest in God’s Eternal Kingdom
Giving at First Coppell
Your Estimate of Giving
Generosity is a key way we express God’s love in our lives, is an essential act of growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ, and it enables First United Methodist Church of Coppell to fulfill the promise of John 20:21, “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
Please complete this estimate of giving form so that we can plan for ministry and know how to better walk alongside you in your discipleship journey. Your information will be securely sent to our finance office. After submitting, please follow the link on the confirmation page to update your automated giving information or to enroll in automated giving for the first time. Thank you for your generosity.
Ways to Give
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In Person (or by mail)
Place cash or check in the offering plate or mail to:
420 S. Heartz Rd.
Coppell, TX 75019
Why We Give
We are each created in God’s image—and His image is one of abundant generosity!
When we give to God’s work, we are investing in an eternal kingdom with everlasting outcomes.
We invite you to grow your faith through generosity. Listen for God’s call for you to share
His gifts, grace, and love with our neighbors near and far.
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Please take note of the specific giving resources below.
Stock and/or Appreciated Asset Giving
If you wish to give stock gifts to First Coppell by electronic transfer, please follow the procedures outlined below:
1. Contact your financial institution or brokerage firm and inform them that you wish to give a stock gift to your church. They will most likely ask you to submit the request in writing. Direct your broker to transfer the shares of stock to the church’s Charles Schwab & Co account:
FIRST UNTD METHODIST CHURCH OF COPPELL
420 S HEARTZ RD
COPPELL TX 75019-5818
DTC #0164, Code 40
2. Contact the Director of Finance with the following information. (You may send an email or your broker may send a letter.)
- Date you initiated the stock transfer with your broker
- Name of stock you will be transferring
- Number of shares of stock you will be transferring
- Where you would like the funds to be applied (For example, general budget or building fund.)
It is important to communicate with the Finance Office because First Coppell will receive a record of the stock receipt and sale from Charles Schwab, but the record will not state your (the donor’s) name. First Coppell will need to know that you donated the stock in order to issue a letter for tax purposes.
IRA Rollover Gifts
Donors age 70 1/2 or older can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from their IRA.
Many Americans over 70 1/2 years old have Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), and are forced to take a required minimum distribution (RMD) each year. Very few know that rather than taking that RMD themselves (and paying taxes on the money withdrawn), they can give that RMD directly to a charity (like your church), and avoid paying any taxes on the withdrawal. Congress has made this tax provision permanent, in the tax bill passed by Congress last year.
The law only applies to IRAs. Proceeds from pension plans and 401K accounts cannot be distributed in this way. Click here to read more about this. Please consult your tax advisor before making a contribution in this manner.
Important Year-End Information
The arrival of the stock transfer at Charles Schwab is the event which determines the date of the gift, not the day you contact your broker with instructions to transfer the stock. Please allow ample time for transactions to be completed before the end of the year.
Gift Acceptance Policy
This policy sets forth the conditions under which First Coppell may accept gifts. Givers are strongly encouraged to support primarily the unified general budget of the church. Subject to this policy, First Coppell may accept donations from its members and friends who want to donate to the work of the church other than through the general budget.
First Coppell desires to be careful to assure it is not involved in creating a tax-deductible contribution for some purpose that would not otherwise qualify for a tax deduction. For instance, the church wants to make sure that a donation to benevolence, missions, or ministries is for furthering the ministry of the Church. For this reason, First Coppell has set forth guidelines under which the church, as a tax exempt organization, may or will accept designated gifts