Passive Giving

Did you know that every time you shop , you could be generating donations to the life-giving ministries of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church— at no cost to you?
We participate in the following passive giving programs, designed to support our efforts with minimal effort on your part:


Kroger community rewards makes giving back easy. Every time you make a purchase and use your Kroger Rewards, Kroger will donate to our mission and ministry based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to our church you, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card. The best part is: it does not affect your rewards points. You can earn and spend your rewards as normal while giving back to your faith community.  Here’s how it works:

1. Create a digital account. A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, sign in and link your card to Cross Lanes United Methodist Church.

2. Link your Card to Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. After you sign in you can search for the church by name here.

    • You can also find community rewards by going to “my account” in the top right hand corner once you are logged in, or by going to the very bottom of the page and clicking on “community rewards”.
    • Your selected organization will also display in the Kroger Community Rewards section of your account. If you need to review or revisit your organization, you can always do so under your Account details.

3. Select Cross Lanes United Methodist Church (organization # WB188) from the list and click “Save”.

4. To sign up by phone call customer service at 1-800-576-4377. Make sure to know our name and number (see #3).

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support The Church Mouse Thrift Store, a ministry of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, while shopping online. When you shop at, you’ll have the same shopping experience as at, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The Church Mouse’s mission. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to AmazonSmile,
  2. Select The Church Mouse A Ministry of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church as your designated charity near the search bar by clicking the yellow “supporting” scroll down menu, and
  3. Instantly begin raising funds to support local mission through the thrift store.

NOTE: You can use the Smilematic browser extension to automatically reroute you to Amazon Smile when shopping on