Stewardship

Click to either:

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 either current year 2020, or next year 2021 in the drop-down menu)

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

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Through these past months, we have stayed together in faith, service and hope. Thank you for your generous giving through it all. Thank you for the many acts of kindness you are doing for neighbors and members of the congregation. Thank you for worshipping together online and for supporting one another in prayer. Thank you for helping others make the technology work for us. Thank you for ZOOM groups and meetings when we so long to see one another’s face. Thank you for wearing your mask to keep one another safe. Thank you for maintaining First UMC as a beacon of healing and hope for all. Most of all—thank you for showing that even though our building is closed, we are the church and we are always open for the business of love, compassion, and hope.

As we make our financial pledge to the ministries and mission of the church in 2021, we are together. Some may be in circumstances that will not make a pledge increase possible this year or for you to continue at last year’s level. Whatever you are able to give is a great blessing.

Others of us will be able to step up our level of support. You, too, are needed now more than ever. The year ahead will be challenging, but we are confident that TOGETHER we will see one another through. Thank you for increasing your pledge or for making a special gift to the church at this time.

The ship of our church is strong and resilient. We have passed through troubled waters many times in our 145+ year history, each time responding with flexibility, creativity, and generosity. The unseen but ever-present presence in the ship is our God who is faithful and true, longing for us to thrive.

There is strength and hope in generosity, wonderful God-sent power in knowing that we can all contribute to our forward journey. Our stewardship testifies to God’s promise for the future. We choose to live courageously, TOGETHER with God in the ongoing creation, redemption, and transformation of the world.

Thank you! And thanks be to God!

Rev. Patricia Farris
Senior Minister