We are called to give in celebration of God’s generosity in Jesus Christ. As Christians, we do not give because we have to. Giving is not an obligation, it is an opportunity. We give because giving follows the example of the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught us that the essence of life is not what we receive, but in what we give. Those who live generously find a deeper sense of community, a lasting hope, and increasing love for others while leaving a lasting impact on the world.
With your generous gifts, all the ministries of SUMC are supported. Unspecified gifts provide for the general budget which is the primary funding for the church and general ministries. Above and beyond general giving, you may choose to give to an additional specific area of ministry. For detail of funds, see "Explain the Different Funds..." below.