Giving is another act of worship, and your contributions make it possible for Alpharetta Methodist to change lives. Besides Sunday collections, there are three other ways to give.


Online Giving

Alpharetta Methodist offers a secure giving portal where you may elect to make a one-time or recurring contribution by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) or by any major credit card.

To make a gift to the church using your phone, simply text GIVE to 877-492-1728.


Stock Gifts

By donating appreciated stock to Alpharetta Methodist Church, you are able to receive a tax deduction for the fair market value at the time of the donation, without having to pay capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock. There are two ways you may transfer stock.

If you have the stock certificate, bring the certificate to the Finance Office during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Transfer forms will be completed, and the stock will be sent to the North Georgia United Methodist Foundation.

If your stock is in a brokerage account, please contact to obtain the securities transfer form for your stockbroker. You may also pick up a copy of the form from the Finance Office. Have your stockbroker email the form to

Non-cash gifts

If you have a non-cash item you would like to donate, please contact Kim Tyska (770-521-8779).


Legacy gifts

You can name Alpharetta Methodist Church as a beneficiary of the following assets:

  • Retirement accounts, such as IRA, 401(k) or 403(b)
  • Life insurance policies
  • Commercial annuities
  • Investments and savings accounts

Learn more about the Legacy Ministry, Legacy Fellowship or Endowment Fund.

Ways to Give to the Church

YOUR GIFT: Outright gift

HOW TO GIVE: Donate cash, securities or personal property

YOUR BENEFITS: Income tax deduction; avoidance of any capital gains tax

YOUR GIFT: Bequest in will

HOW TO GIVE: Name Alpharetta Methodist Church or a favored ministry in your will

YOUR BENEFITS: A donation exempt from federal estate taxes

YOUR GIFT: Life insurance gift

HOW TO GIVE: Give an old or new policy with Alpharetta Methodist Church or a favored ministry named as beneficiary

YOUR BENEFITS: Current income tax deduction; possible future deductions

YOUR GIFT: Real estate gift

HOW TO GIVE: Donate the property or sell it at a bargain price

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax

YOUR GIFT: Retirement plan gift

HOW TO GIVE: Name Alpharetta Methodist Church or your favored ministry as beneficiary of all or part of the remaining assets after your lifetime

YOUR BENEFITS: Avoidance of heavily taxed gift to heirs

YOUR GIFT: Retained Life Estate

HOW TO GIVE: Designate the ownership of your home to your favored ministry, but retain occupancy

YOUR BENEFITS: Charitable income tax deduction and lifetime use of home

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

HOW TO GIVE: Create a charitable trust that pays you a set income annually

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction and fixed income for life

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Remainder Unitrust

HOW TO GIVE: Create a trust that pays a percentage of the trust’s assets, valued annually

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction, annual income for life that has potential to increase

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Gift Annuity

HOW TO GIVE: Enter into a contract that pays you fixed payments annually

YOUR BENEFITS: Current and future savings on income taxes; fixed payments for life

YOUR GIFT: Charitable Lead Trust

HOW TO GIVE: Create a trust that pays a fixed or variable income to your favored ministry for a set term and then passes to heirs

YOUR BENEFITS: Reduced size of taxable estate; keeps property in family, often with reduced gift taxes

YOUR GIFT: Donor Advised Fund

HOW TO GIVE: Create an agreement where the Foundation manages assets, you suggest beneficiaries

YOUR BENEFITS: Immediate income tax deduction, option to provide input on how funds will be used