We are called to give in celebration of God’s generosity in Jesus Christ. As Christians, we do not give because we have to. We give because we get to give! Giving is not an obligation, it is an opportunity. We give because giving follows the example of the life of Jesus Christ. He taught us that the essence of life is not what we receive, but in what we give.
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 general giving, you may choose to give to an additional specific area of ministry. Among them are Mortgage/Capital Fund, Pastor’s Benevolence Fund, Endowment, and others. For detail of these and other funds, see "Explain the Different Funds..." below.