Disciples of Jesus give of their time, energy, and resources to the local church to enable the sharing of the gospel.


We believe that learning how to share resources is an important component of discipleship.

All the ministries that enable MDUMC to better serve God and neighbor, here and around the world, are made possible by dedicated giving.




Why should I give?

We contribute financially to the mission and ministry of the church because it is a direct response to what God has done in Jesus Christ for all of us. God calls us to be Christ for the world, and the primary way in which we do that is through the work of the church both locally and across the world. The generosity of members is required to achieve what we have been called to do.

Where do my gifts go?

Our financial resources enable us to positively impact the spiritual, emotional, and physical lives of children, youth, and adults. We count on your generosity to be able to worship and work together for the greater good of the Kingdom of God.  Our collective generosity enables us to share the grace of God, love our neighbors in tangible ways, and improve the world for the sake of Jesus Christ. Since we receive no government funding, we count on the membership of the church to be generous with their financial resources. Simply put, the dollars you contribute to Memorial Drive United Methodist Church make our world a better place!


How can I give?

All are welcome to give each week during the time for tithes and offerings in each service. We also offer online options, including automated giving for those who would prefer to use a credit card. Text Giving is available - just text the dollar amount to 713-597-3558, follow the link on your smartphone to set up your account, and save the number for easy future giving.

Can I Give Stock? 

For information about giving stock to MDUMC, please contact Nina Davis.

Other Ways to Give 

The Caring

The Caring Forever Foundation is the 501(c)3 supporting organization of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church established exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes. The Foundation receives gifts, bequests, donations and administers them for the perpetual benefit of the church’s ministries and mission.


Because You Give to the Caring Forever Foundation…

The Caring Forever Foundation gave more than $135,000 to the Houston community and Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in 2018. The Caring Forever Foundation’s assets are held in eleven different funds and each of these funds awards grants for unique purposes.

Ways to Give

The Foundation welcomes gifts of cash, marketable securities, and real property at any time. Many donors make a one-time gift in memory or honor of someone or to recognize a significant milestone.

Donors may choose to make the Foundation a beneficiary of assets from these sources: bequests from wills or trusts, retirement accounts, life insurance, donor advised fund, or private foundation.


Ways to Make a Planned Gift


Give toward a particular purpose, such as music, missions, landscaping, and more. Or, simply give an undesignated gift to the General Fund.

Beverly Sloan (landscaping)
Harry Rankin Lectures Fund
Bobbie Swaim Music Fund
Howard Swaim Media Fund
Porter Fund for Religious Education

Helping Hands
Ben Bogart Youth Scholarship
H. Eugene Cragg Ministerial Scholarship
Charles B. Simmons Mission Scholarship


This option gives you the ability to set up and name a fund as you wish. There is a minimum gift requirement.


Create a named scholarship to support students pursing higher education. You may set up the criteria for the scholarship (such as area of study). There is a minimum gift requirement.



Stacy Stepler

Executive Director
713-468-8356 ext. 241


The Foundation applies its contributions to its permanent endowment funds. Earnings from our endowment funds enable the Foundation to make grants and scholarships as well as cover administrative costs. The Foundation maintains separate bank accounts, investments, and financial records from the church. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation and as a result gifts made to the Foundation are typically deductible for federal income tax purposes.


Memorial Garden

A quiet, comforting space to draw close to God,
to give thanks, and to remember.