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Stewardship

Every good gift comes from God.  Everything we have has been entrusted to us by our Creator — whether it’s our health or our finances, our time or our talents, our earth and its environment.  God created it all; we are merely stewards or caretakers.  So when Christians talk about how we manage our time, our talents, and our resources, we call it stewardship.  Are we taking care of what God has entrusted to us and are we using it the way God would have us use it?

To manage our resources as a church, we rely on the giving of all our members to help cover the costs of our facility, pay our staff for their hard work, and enable a huge array of ministries and outreach at Highland.  Each fall, we ask everyone who is committed in sharing life together at Highland to make a commitment to what they will contribute of their prayers, presences, gifts, service, and witness in the coming year.  This pledge can be made in worship on Sunday mornings during our stewardship series, by visiting the business office at the church, or online at the link below.

Make your 2019 Commitment

HUMC 2019 Line-Item Challenge Budget (click to download pdf)

Give Online

  1. Click the Give Online button below.
  2. Enter your gift amount.
  3. Click Select a fund to choose what area you’d like to support.
  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Choose how you want to give:
    • To set up a recurring donation, choose Sign in or Create an Account.
    • To give a onetime donation, click Continue as Guest.
  7. Choose your account type.
    • Credit/Debit Card
    • Checking Account
  8. Enter your account number and billing address.
  9. Click Give to complete your donation.

Give Online

Create An Account

As a church member or regular contributor at Highland, you might want to set up your own account on Access ACS. If you chose to Create an Account, look for an email with instructions on creating a password to sign in and manage your gift.

Can't Remember Your Password?

You can click the forgot password link from the Access ACS sign in screen or contact the church office (919-787-4240 or e-mail Jim), and we can help you reset your password.

Recurring Donations

Set up your gift in four easy steps through our online giving portal (Access ACS)

  1. GIFT: Enter an amount and date and choose whether this is a one-time or recurring gift. Click Continue.
  2. FUNDS: Enter amounts for each fund you wish to support. Click Continue.
  3. PAYMENT METHOD: Choose from your saved payment methods or click Add a New Payment Method. If you do not have any payment methods on file, you will be directed to the form to add one. Click Continue.
  4. REVIEW & PROCESS: Verify your information. Click Back to make changes or Process Gift to contribute.

You can print a receipt for your records. You will also receive a confirmation.

Text to Give

To give via text, send HUMCR $50 (or any amount) to the phone number 73256. You’ll receive a text message in response with your next steps. After you give one time, your payment method is saved, so you can quickly give again from your phone.

You can also text to give to special funds and missions efforts at Highland. To give to a particular fund, include the name of the fund in your text, separated by a space (e.g. HUMCR Habitat $50). If you don't specify a particular fund, your contribution goes to our General Fund. Here is a list of funds currently enabled for text giving:

  • Backpack (Backpack Buddies)
  • Building (Capital Renovation work)
  • Crop (CROP Walk)
  • EndmtHUMC (Endowment)
  • Habitat
  • HSP
  • PastorDiscrFund (Pastors' Discretionary Fund)
  • DisasterSpclHUMC (HUMC's Disaster Relief Fund, supporting our own disaster relief team's work)