Donate To The Chicago Temple


There are many ways to make a donation to the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple

Text Giving

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Send a text message to 312-313-1315 with the amount you want to donate (no dollar signs or decimals)

Go to the URL you receive in the text reply and fill out the information requested.

Once you press “send”, you will receive a confirmation text.

The next time you give by texting, just follow step 1 and you’re done!


Online Giving through E-Giving

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SECURITY: The site is managed by the “e-Giving” division of Cokesbury, the United Methodist publishing company, and is used by churches throughout the United States. All transactions are encrypted and guaranteed secure.

FUNDS donated through this site will be deposited directly into our churches bank account within 2 business days. A detailed report is submitted to the church office and all of your contributions will be reflected on your quarterly donation statement. All gifts are tax deductible.

ACH Giving

ACH Giving (Automated Contribution) allows your pledge to be drawn automatically from your bank account each month. The ACH Giving eliminates check writing, reduces paperwork and saves you time. It is hassle-free and there is no need for you to change your current banking relationship to take advantage of this service.

How do I sign up? Complete the enrollment form(available at the Church office), attach a voided check, and return it to the church office. For deductions from a savings account, obtain your account number from the bank and attach a savings deposit slip.

Is there a cost to me? No. This is a convenient and free service to you.

How can I change the amount of my pledge? All we ask is that you put your request in writing to the church and we will do the rest.

How can I discontinue my participation in the ACH Giving? Simply put your request in writing to the church and your participation in the program will be discontinued.

What if I have questions about my pledge?  Contact Joy Vinluan, Accounting Manager, at (312) 236-4548 ext. 112 or email with any concerns and she will respond to your questions.

When and how often will a deduction occur from my account? First, your annual pledge will be divided into 12 equal installments. Then, each of these 12 contributions to the church will be deducted from your account on the 15th of each month or, in the event that the 15th is a non-business day, on the first business day after the 15th of each month.