Cash Gifts

Thank you for considering a cash gift to Los Altos UMC. Each year, our ministries and programs touch the lives of thousands of families and individuals around the world. Your financial support helps make our vision of Touching Heaven, Changing Earth a reality!

There are many ways to make a cash gift to Los Altos UMC:

Place your check in the Sunday offering plate.

Make checks payable to Los Altos UMC. Unless otherwise noted, all gifts received in the offering plate are directed to the Operating Fund. Special designations should be written on the memo line of your check.

Place currency and/or coin in the Sunday offering plate.

If you would like to receive contribution credit for your currency and/or coin gift, please place it in a green offering envelope. Write your name and address clearly on the envelope.

Mail your check to the church.

Los Altos United Methodist Church
Attention: Finance Office
655 Magdalena Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024

Bring your check or currency gift to the church office.

Church office hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Sign up for a monthly direct payment to Los Altos UMC through ACH (Automatic Clearing House).

ACH payments are an easy way to make recurring monthly gifts to Los Altos UMC. Your gift will be automatically transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account on the first Monday of each month. To establish monthly direct payments, download and complete a debit authorization form and submit it to the Finance Office or contact the Finance Office for assistance. ACH gifts can be cancelled at any time by written request to the Finance Office.  There is no service charge to the church for this type of donation!

Use your bank’s Bill Pay application.

If you use online banking, consider using your bank’s online Bill Pay application to have a check sent to Los Altos UMC. Generally, you can make a one-time gift or set up recurring gift payments.

Donate Online.

You have the choice of contributing online by credit/debit card or e-check (electronic transfer from your bank account). If you donate by credit card, please consider adding 4% to your gift to cover the fees charged to Los Altos UMC by financial institutions for these transactions. Donate Online here.

Make a gift from your Charitable Gift Fund.

If you or your family has established a Charitable Gift Fund, the Finance Office staff will be happy to assist you with information about Los Altos UMC’s tax-exempt status and tax id number. Charitable gifts are acknowledged in writing when received, but do not appear on your annual Statement of Giving.