** COVID-19 School Break - Feed Our Families **

As you know, Alabama schools are currently closed through the end of the school year.  For some families, this is a struggle because many of our Avondale Elementary children rely on the free breakfast and lunch provided to them daily at school.  In an effort to help our families during this extended break, we're partnering with the school's PTA to provide non-perishable food and snacks.  We’ve already raised over $10,000 thanks to the generosity of our neighborhood and surrounding communities.  Each week, we deliver food to at least 45 families.  We need ongoing financial help to continue our efforts.  Any donation is very much appreciated as we seek to care for our neighbors.  If you'd like to donate, scroll down to "Make a Contribution".  Click "I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund" then click "COVID-19 school break - help feed families."  Your donations will be tax-deductible.  Any donation is very much appreciated as we seek to love our neighbors.

Also, check out this great article from The Birmingham Times highlighting our efforts by clicking here.

Ways to Give to Avondale UMC

No matter how you give, whether by cash or check, or by electronic means, giving is an act of worship. Because many people today do not carry cash or check with them, we provide several convenient electronic means to make your contributions to the mission of God through Avondale United Methodist Church.

  • Automatic Bank Draft ... Set up a monthly recurring gift with the church office or use services provided by your bank for automated giving.  You can use our EFT application below to set up your automatic bank draft.  Email the completed form to our church bookkeeper, Anne Scogin (ascogin@avonumc.net).
  • Online Giving ... Use the “Online Giving” form below to set up a one-time or recurring payment from your bank account, credit card, or debit card.
  • Cash or Check ... Place your cash or check in the offering plate or mail to the church office. For a record of your cash giving, fill out giving envelopes located in the sanctuary pews.  Checks may go directly into the plate.  To mail to the church office, our address is 500-40th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222.
  • Alternative Gifts ... Avondale UMC also accepts gifts of stocks, real estate, life insurance, and other assets. Please email church bookkeeper Anne Scogin for more information. (ascogin@avonumc.net)

Please note: all online contributions to Avondale United Methodist Church are processed through PayPal, a trusted leader in online payments services. PayPal allows you to make contributions using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit/debit card, your checking or savings account, or your PayPal balance with just a few easy steps.  There are no fees charged to the donor, and your transaction is protected using the latest Internet security techniques.

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Interested in EFT?

EFT, also known as "bank draft," is another convenient way to make your contributions. With EFT you authorize us to draft your checking or savings account on a periodic basis. EFT transactions cost us less to process than credit or debit card transactions, and using EFT guarantees that the church receives your gifts on a regular basis, even if you forget one week. This allows you to reinforce your commitment to give your tithes and offerings to God first, before anything else.