Why Give?


As Christians, we give because of the grace and generosity God has given us. We are not under compulsion to give; rather, we should offer cheerfully what God has placed on our hearts with grace (2 Corinthians 9:7). This “grace giving” is described as being generous, willful, God-directed, shared, active, and love-motivated (2 Corinthians 8:2-8). We consider this an aspect of worship to the Lord and we receive these offerings as a part of our Sunday gathering and online.

Give Online


You can give securely online through our e-giving portal. For your convenience, There is also an option for one-time gifts or recurring gifts.

Other Ways to Give

Give in Person


You can give in person during our Sunday morning service. Simply drop your cash or check in the offering plate. Fill out the giving envelope to ensure that you get giving credit for tax purposes.

Text to Give


Giving to Heyward St. UMC is as easy as sending a text message. Just send the amount you want to give (ex: “20”) to 803-302-3044.


*First time using text to give? Send your first text and you’ll receive a text message with one-time instructions on how to set up an account.

Give By Mail


You can also give by mailing in a check. Simply make your check payable to “Heyward St. UMC” and mail it to:

Heyward St. Church

2501 Heyward St.

Columbia, SC 29205

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Online/Text Giving Secure?

Both our text and online giving is secure. We use a provider who has level 1 PCI compliance, the same compliance level as Paypal, Amazon, and other online stores.

Do I need an account?

You can use the “quick give” option to conveniently give without an account. However, an account is required to text give and to set up recurring payments.

Is text giving charged to my cell phone bill?

No, text giving is never added to your cell phone bill. When you use text giving for the first time you will receive a message that will prompt you to create an account. When you create an account you can add the debit/credit card you would like to give with.

Can I use the same account for online/text giving?

The same account can be used for both online and text giving. A combined giving summary will also be available in your account.

Can I set up recurring payments?

You can set up recurring payments with our online giving. Once you are logged in to your account you will be able to choose how frequently you want to give.

Is there a fee for online/text giving?

There is a small 2.9% processing fee for any type of e-giving.

We’d love for you to join us on Sunday.