shopEPWORTH

Your giving matters and with shopEPWORTH you can give and it is a donation from an online merchant – not you. shopEPWORTH is a new program run by the UMCmarket… and, it is at no cost to you. The UMCmarket is part of The United Methodist Church in connection with a large group of diverse online merchants where, when you shop online a donation is made back to Epworth by the online retailer. There are no additional charges added to your purchase, the online retailer is sending the donation to us as a quasi-referral or finder’s fee. You simply go to the retailer through the shopEPWORTH and UMCmarket online links.

New Donation Program…OnlineShoppingCart&Keys
The General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church announced the UMCmarket in February of 2013, a tremendously rewarding opportunity to earn money for our church. UMCmarket makes it possible for Epworth to receive donations from retailers every time someone within our congregation makes an online purchase. The best thing is that you don’t need to change anything from how you shop today. This allows United Methodists to do together what we cannot do alone.
 
How it Works…
Every store at UMCmarket is happy to pay a percentage of the purchased amount as a donation to our church. There is no additional cost or charge for either the church or you the shopper. The stores send us their contributions within a variable time frame.
 
This video shows how it works… click the play button to view…

Start shopping now … shopEPWORTH

EXISTING USERS (Version 1)… Please note that the UMCmarket site has been relaunched with a new design. You will need to create a new accouut and download the web browser plug-in… yes, just like a new user. All of your previous purchases and donations from the old site have been posted to the Epworth account and the new site will begin anew in calculating your purchases and the amount of the donation which will come to Epworth. Please take a few moments to complete the new registration and download the plug-in. The video show all the new bells & whistles that you will find with the new site. Thank you for your support.
 
 

How to sign up to UMCmarket…

  1. Click on the “Sign Up” button on the UMCmarket home page.
  2. Enter your email,  nickname and create a password – click NEXT.
  3. Choose DE, enter REHOBOTH; enter EPWORTH – click NEXT.
  4. OPTIONAL – download the UMCmarket Support button for your web browser (formerly known as the Easy Give button). The UMCmarket Support button is a plug-in which runs in the background of your web browser. When you shop, it lets you know if your merchant is a participating merchant. If you are looking at a list of merchants, it lets you know which ones participate by placing a UMCmarket shopping cart logo next to them… this allows you to choose a participating  merchant so that you know that you are giving to Epworth. The video shows how easy it is to use. This is 100% optional.

 

How to shop…

    1. Log in to your UMCmarket account with the email and password you created.
    2. Find the store you would like to shop and donate to on the Stores page.
    3. Click on the store link and shop as you normally do.
    4. Your donation will be recorded when the items are shipped.
    5. The donation will be made to Epworth in 30/60 days of your order depending on the stores return policy.
TIPS…
– When you choose to use your e-mail address as your account log-in, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging your new account and you will be asked to click a link to acknowledge your identity as a security measure.
– Make sure that Epworth is the designated “ministry” for your donation. Once logged in on the UMCmarket page you will be able to track your purchases and donations.
– You will notice that the percentage donated by the merchant is located on the merchant page. The percentages differ from merchant to merchant.
– All donations which come in through UMCmarket go to the Epworth General Fund. They do not qualify as donations on your Annual Giving as they are donations made by the merchants to Epworth as a referral to their business through this program.
– All totals shown on the new UMCmarket website have been reset with the launch of the new site. Donations made through the old site have been calculated and distributed, but will not be shown on the new site.
 
Help…
A note from UMCmarket: 
In order to minimize the work for the churches, we have decided that UMCmarket will take care of all customer support related to the market place. As we are also the administrator to all churches, your members can come to us when they have questions regarding purchases or technical issues etc. We are happy to help! – info@umcmarket.org.
THANK YOU for using the shopEPWORTH links to do your shopping.