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Why do we ask for generous gifts of support to the 2023 General Fund?

The community of First UMC Santa Monica actively works to create a place where all people are celebrated and loved for who God created them to be, where all can encounter the deep love, peace, and grace of God, and where we serve together to transform the world.

Your participation is now more important than ever to fund all we do by giving to the 2023 General Fund and we appreciate your generous and faithful giving. Many have pledged during the annual pledge drive in November.  But there is more that is needed.  You may give online here, via mail, or onsite through the office mail slot. When you give to the 2023 General Fund, you support the life-giving and transformational ministries of First UMC Santa Monica.

You may also earmark gifts for community mission projects or specific ministries.  100 percent of the proceeds are given to the earmarked fund.

Thank you for your generosity.

Read the FAQs on Giving

How to Pledge or make a Donation:

1. FILL OUT A PLEDGE FORM: You may fill out an online form here, or download a pdf to mail to our office.

2. PAY YOUR PLEDGE ONLINE (Select 2023 in the drop-down menu)

3. MAKE A ONE-TIME GIFT (select “General Donation” in the drop-down menu)

From the 2022 Stewardship Campaign letter:

Jesus said: “I have come that you may have life–and have it more abundantly!” (John 10:10)

In this time of change and new growth at First UMC, we are living into abundant life in Christ Jesus. Led by the Holy Spirit, we are learning together how to become a Both/And Church, in-person AND online. We are finding life in worship, prayer, fellowship, and service. And we are giving life to one another and to those around us in mission outreach with our many community partners.

As we write a new chapter in the 147+ year life of First UMC, we know that changing times demand new approaches and new commitments. Our financial foundation still requires extraordinarily generous giving from each and all of us. Your participation is now more important than ever. Having lost several long-time members this year, and experiencing reduced revenue from outside groups, this is a critical season, your Finance Committee is asking YOU to step up in new ways.

• If you are new to the congregation and have not yet begun the pattern of regular financial giving to the
church, now is the time to get started.
• If your giving has remained at a certain level for many years, we thank you and ask that you step up in
greater generosity this year.
• If you are giving generously, please continue to do so and increase your gift as you are able.
The abundant life we find in Christ Jesus is a miraculous gift of God’s generosity and grace. Through the gift of the Church, we experience it in a multitude of ways. And through the outreach and mission of the church, we rejoice to share it with sisters and brothers near and far. To celebrate and learn more, plan to attend our annual Charge Conference (congregation meeting) after worship on Sunday, November 13.

“For all that has been: THANKS! For all that will be: YES!” Thank YOU for taking the time to prayerfully consider
your financial pledge support of First UMC for 2023.

Rev. Patricia Farris
Senior Minister

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