The offerings given in our Easter and Christmas services are donated to local, national, or international organizations. Any compassionate organization is eligible, the recipients being chosen by our church council – the Board of Stewards. Except in extraordinary circumstances we do not give any money to ministries or expenses that are in our church budget.
In addition to giving away all of our Easter and Christmas offerings, First United Methodist Church Casper donates a tithe (10%) of all large gifts and bequests it receives. This policy was implemented when we received a bequest of one million dollars in 2002. As above, the money was given to organizations outside the church. In this case $100,000 was split evenly between 10 compassionate organizations in the Casper community.