"Do what is honorable in joy in light of
the grace that draws us together."
We’re not embarrassed to talk about money, because we know that what we do with our money is one of the ways we express our deepest values, the things that are most important to us.
The language we use in the church for giving often refers to “stewardship”, which means to serve as one who manages another’s property, finances, or other affairs. Stewardship is a way of life that recognizes that the earth, and everything we have, is God’s, and we are simply managing those resources while they are ours to hold.
Today, we United Methodists join others to help all of God’s children…whenever and wherever we can. We try to live out our congregation’s calling to be the heart, spirit and hands of God’s outreaching love.
The money that the church receives goes both toward our ministries in Midtown Sacramento, and toward the ministries that we undertake in connection with other United Methodist churches in California-Nevada and throughout the world.
We also take a number of special offerings during the year, that go directly to other organizations whose work is also part of God’s work in the world — including: Sierra Service Project, the Interfaith Service Bureau, Central Downtown Food Basket, Francis House, Habitat for Humanity, Loaves & Fishes, Side-by-Side Ministry to the Homeless, and the United Methodist Church’s One Great Hour of Sharing and World Communion Sunday offerings.