The Benevolence Ministry is here to help members who may be struggling financially due to unforeseen circumstances. The following guidelines may help with a decision to apply for assistance:
What is the Benevolence Ministry?
The Benevolence Ministry demonstrates the love of Christ by providing comfort, support and financial assistance to individuals within the congregation for emergency needs.
How do I apply for Benevolence assistance?
Individuals in need of assistance can receive a (Financial Assistance Packet that include detailed required information) from the Church receptionist during hours Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Applicants must deliver the completed packet with all supporting documentation to the church. Only the person applying for assistance can complete a Financial Assistance Packet.
What are the qualifications for applying for Benevolence assistance?
- You must be a member of St. James United Methodist Church for one (1) year.
- You must prove there is a need for assistance by providing requested documentation.
- The need for assistance must be an emergency situation.
Can I be denied assistance?
The Benevolence Team may deny assistance to any applicant if request does not meet the Benevolence Ministry’s guidelines.
Examples of what the Benevolence Ministry does not assist with.
- Car repairs or purchases
- Cell phone
- Funeral arrangements
- Airline tickets
Is there somewhere else I can go to seek assistance?
You can contact organizations such as North Fulton Charities (NFCC) or other support agencies outside of the North Fulton area. When you request financial assistance additional helpful information is included with the Financial Assistance Packet.
We hope that this information is helpful when considering to apply for financial assistance from the Benevolence Ministry.