Financial Giving

Support God's work through FUMC and our partner ministries

Why We Give

God transformed 2 fish and 5 loaves into a meal for thousands. He has a knack for growing what may seem like humble offerings into something incredibly powerful. By giving financially through Westborough First United Methodist Church you are sharing in God's plan for His people and world. Be bold with us in imagining how God can amplify your investment of time, talent, and treasure.

Each person should give what he has decided in his heart,

not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

- 2 Corinthians 9:7

Mission Collage

Where We Give

General Fund Tithes

Tithes and gifts to the General Fund provide support for all of the upkeep, operations, outreach, and denominational missions of Westborough First United Methodist church. We are a mission-oriented church and that is reflected in our spending. Approximately XX% of our budget goes to support missions and ministries which help meet critical needs outside of our congregation - both locally and around the world (via UMCOR).

Extended Missions

Beyond the denominational mission work supported through our General Fund, many at Westborough FUMC are involved in special mission organizations including:

Rwanda-DRC Mission - In 2013, Pastor Lwabimba and his wife Martha of Miti, DRC accepted a small donation from FUMC's Pastor John Welsey. After much prayer, they chose to open a school from 46 local orphaned children which has grown into a thriving school - fully accredited, serving more than 400 students. Many church members support this mission through student sponsorship.

Appalachia Service Project - ASP is a home repair ministry that serves the poorest families of central Appalachia.

Special Offerings

Throughout the year there are occasionally special offering opportunities which will be highlighted in church communications. These include sanctuary flowers, staff holiday gifts, and other seasonal or one-time events.

4 ways to give

How We Give


Each worship gathering includes an opportunity to give and celebrate God's Abundance in our lives.

Online Bill Pay

For those who chose to give regularly, setting up bill pay is the most cost-effective way to tithe. Bill Pay is set up with your bank and automatically transfers a set amount to Westborough FUMC each month. Bill Pay can be set up through your bank's online portal OR the church office can assist in setting up Bill Pay on your behalf. Visit our Bill Pay setup page for details.

Online Vanco

Online giving platform Vanco is the easiest way to make one-time or special offering contributions. It can also be used for monthly transfers, just like Bill Pay, but the church (or mission partner) incurs a service charge which reduces the impact of regular contributions made through the platform.

Stock and Legacy Giving

There are many ways to make a lasting impact through the donation of stock or by naming the church as beneficiary in your will or living trust. We offer help navigating this process. Please reach out to the church office or the United Methodist Foundation of New England for assistance.

Have Questions?

Please reach out to the Westborough FUMC church office at to get connected to someone who can help answer your questions about giving or the stewardship of gifts received by the church.