Dear Treasurers, Finance Chairs and Stewardship Chairs (cc: to Pastors),
Please see the communication below regarding an electronic giving app that is available for use in United Methodist churches. This app works in conjunction with Vanco Payment Solutions, which has been used for years by many United Methodist Conferences and churches to process electronic transactions.
The app is available as a free download for iOS™ and Android™ mobile devices and there is no fee associated with its use by donors. The church does pay a fee on the back-end to Vanco for administering the donations.
Additional materials that can help explain the Joyfully2UMC app to your church members are available by contacting the GCFA Shared Services department at SharedServices@gcfa.org or 615.329.3393.
General Council on Finance and Administration
The United Methodist Church
April 22, 2015
Nashville, TN – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), working in partnership with Vanco Payment Solutions has developed and improved the convenient mobile-device app that will allow members and visitors to make donations to the church while they are at church or if they are away.
The newly branded “Joyfully2UMC" has a scriptural reference, 2 Corinthians 9:7, and serves as a reminder that the app is another option to give cheerfully to the church of choice.
The app, developed for members of United Methodist churches, allows users to search and find a local United Methodist church. This can be done for one’s home church that uses Vanco Payment Solutions, or for anyone traveling who would like to continue to donate to their home church or donate to a church in the area they are visiting. Type in the name of the church in the SEARCH box and follow the prompts.
“GCFA is dedicated to exploring opportunities and working with reputable partners to help local churches increase funds for ministry,” said Moses Kumar, top executive with GCFA.
If your church does not currently use Vanco Payment Solutions to receive funds, you can let your finance committee know or contact Vanco Payment Solutions. For more information about how a local church can participate in any of the electronic giving programs it provides, call Vanco at 800-774-9355.
The General Council on Finance and Administration coordinates and administers financial resources, safeguards the legal interests and rights of the Church, and provides administrative resources to enable the fulfillment of the mission of The United Methodist Church. www.gcfa.org