Quick Links for Online Offering
Signal Crest relies on the generosity of our congregation to provide ministries, programs, and missions to those we serve. Though the church building is "closed" right now, there are still needs that need to be met. Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity.
If you need assistance making your gift, please contact [email protected].
Why We Invest
"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work…”
It has been said that giving is not God's way of raising money, it is God's way of raising people into the likeness of His Son. Giving as God asks us through His Church requires us to make choices, put Him first, and invest in His Kingdom. This whole process shapes our character and aligns our will with His, revealing more of our potential brillance.
God's Good Work: Past, Present, and Future
Your tithes and offerings are truly impactful because they help us move forward in faith day-to-day where God is leading us as a church, and put us in a position of strength to fulfill God’s purposes for our church. Every gift matters toward our 2021 operating needs and to our growth in discipleship as individual followers of Jesus Christ!
Our stewardship theme, “God’s Good Work…Past, Present and Future,” is meant to call to our minds God’s constant presence and ongoing faithfulness. God’s good work will indeed continue, and God calls on us to step up and step out in faith to be a part of that good work. In these uncertain times, it is critical that we each do our part to ensure that we continue being who God calls us to be as followers of Christ and as the church so that we move forward in faith.
We encourage you to pray about Signal Crest and to invest as you feel called. If you would like to make a gift or gift-plan payment to help meet ministry needs for 2021, read below. Thank you, in advance, for your willingness to sustain the Signal Crest experience and our many missions... enabling us to continue God's good work!
Make Your 2021 Gift
Online Gift Planning and Online Giving are easy, quick, and secure ways to make your commitment to give back or make a gift to God.
If you are using a bank account, please have your 9-digit Routing and Account numbers on hand. Click here for reference in finding these numbers.
We discourage the use of credit cards if you will incur debt in the process.
One-time gifts: simple to set up using a debit or credit card, or from a bank account.
Recurring gifts: set up a schedule that works for you, and provide flexibility to track and manage your giving through your debit or credit card, or from a bank account.
Bill Pay: simple to set up using your bank provider of choice. You will need to contact your bank, or visit their website, for specific instructions and set up. Generic, online instructions are:
- Visit your bank's website and find the Bill Pay option
- Select option to "Add a Company"
- Select appropriate category, if needed, and choose "Other Company"
- Enter Signal Crest's contact information (1005 Ridgeway Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN 37377, 423-886-2330) and submit
- From your Payment Center, you should then be able to set-up and issue a one-time or recurring "bill payment" which the bank will mail to the church on your behalf
In Person Giving
For the immediate future, the church will have limited office hours of Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 12:30 pm for anyone who wishes to drop off their offering in person, needs to pick up a prayer shawl, or take care of any other needed business at church.
You may bring or mail checks payable to Signal Crest UMC to the church:
1005 Ridgeway Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Individuals age 70-½ or older can transfer funds from an IRA to satisfy the required minimum distribution for the year. Please consult your financial planner.
If you are writing your will for the first time, revising your existing plans, or own investment or retirement accounts or life insurance policies, please consider including Signal Crest among your charitable beneficiaries.
In your will, you can name Signal Crest as the beneficiary of a set amount, a percentage of your estate, or a percentage of your residual estate after you have taken care of your loved ones.
If you have already written your will, it is usually very easy to create a codicil, or amendment, to your will. A codicil with specific changes, witnessed and notarized, is typically accepted into probate with the original will.
We encourage you to consult your attorney as you prepare or revise your will.
Gifts of Stock
Stock gifts may be a beneficial option for your gift plans. To transfer stock, have your broker utilize Fidelity Investments. The following information is needed to complete the transaction:
Account Name: Signal Crest UMC
Account Number: Z42-526266
DTC Number: 0226
Please include the donor's name. Your name is not provided in the transfer and we want to ensure we can record your gift correctly.
As a courtesy, please notify Allison Maynard, Financial Secretary, at [email protected] that you are transferring stock to Signal Crest.
All gifts to Signal Crest that can be attributed to an individual will be documented, and a quarterly statement will be mailed to your address on file.
If you have questions about giving or your giving statement, please contact [email protected]
2020 Income Report
Click here for the October month-end Income Report .
Plan Your 2021 Gift
Every year at Signal Crest we host a Stewardship Campaign. This allows us to educate the church community on the ministries and missions of the church. It also enables us to receive your giving plan for the year. We use this information to set our budget for the year. This budget includes the operating expenses of the church as well as the many outreach activities we are involved in from our children and youth programs to the missions we support.
Please select an option below:
2021 Gift Plan - Digital
Making an annual commitment enables the church to underwrite its work and ministries without requiring an outright gift today. Click below to submit your plan online.