Online Donations

Thank you for Giving to St. Paul's

Please click here to access our secure giving site for the following funds:

  • General Fund - makes it possible to engage in vital ministries throughout the life of our church and beyond.
  • Capital Campaign - fuels the campaign to renovate and link our worship and service spaces, facilitating easier navigation and better accessibility into and through the church. Scroll down for more information about building renovation plans.
  • Building Improvement Fund - enables necessary maintenance and upkeep of the church's current infrastructure
  • Hunger Ministry- supports our ongoing efforts to feed families in the 20895 ZIP code. Visit our Hunger Ministry page for more information. 

Please SCROLL DOWN for information about UMC "Special Sunday" offerings. St. Paul's regularly sends financial support from our members to UMC causes through Designated Special Giving Sundays and special collections for UMCOR disaster relief. Please scroll down to view current opportunities to share our resources with those in need connectionally throughout our country and the world.


If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

UMC Special Sundays: 

UMCOR

St. Paul's will observe the designated Special Sunday offering for UMCOR on July 26. Since we cannot provide the paper envelopes we would normally share as worship bulletin inserts, we have created an online option to donate securely to this Special Sunday. We will make other Special Sunday offering opportunities available on a rolling basis throughout the year.


Click HERE to donate to UMCOR Special Sunday.


The United Methodist Committee on Relief provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupts life to such an extent that communities cannot recover on their own. UMCOR makes long-term commitments to local partners working on recovery and reconstruction far beyond the initial crisis response. UMCOR is organized into areas focused on U.S and international disaster response and recovery, sustainable development, and human migration. 


The special offering received on UMCOR Sunday is designated to support the small but impactful UMCOR staff who are specialists in disaster response and recovery. Funds ensure adequate training for emergency response coordinators, case managers who assist victims of disasters, and construction volunteers from chain saw gangs to sheetrock installers and beyond. Since the Special Sunday offering covers these important expenses, 100% of other gifts go directly to designated relief efforts!


Because we join our church’s offerings with those of United Methodist congregations around the world, UMCOR remains strong in its day-to-day operations. When needs are immediate, UMCOR can respond quickly and efficiently with signs of extravagant grace and expert assistance. 

Offering Envelopes Available

Members and friends of St. Paul's who give their general offering to St. Paul's using check or cash may choose to receive customized paper offering envelopes. These come from a printing service and arrive at donors' homes, ready to use and pre-printed with the donors' name, address, envelope number, and Sunday dates (although you can use them any time).


If you would normally place checks or cash in the offering plate and now wish to mail it to St. Paul's, these customized paper envelopes might be useful to you. Email Erin Steele (stpaulsunited [at] stpaulsk.org) and she will add you to the list.


Alternatively, if you receive envelopes but shifted to online giving and no longer need printed envelopes, please let us know. This can help keep clutter out of your mailbox and save the church a little money on printing and postage costs. Please email Erin (stpaulsunited [at] stpaulsk.org) with your request.


One last note:  Thank you for your patience! Due to the printers' timetable and the challenges of working remotely during the COVID-19 period, there may be a two-month (or more) delay between your request and a change in your paper envelope status.

More about...

"Special Sundays" Offerings

"Special Sundays" are designated by the global United Methodist Church and enable congregations throughout our whole denomination to celebrate, commemorate, and contribute connectionally to support important causes. According to the UMC's General Council on Finance & Administration,  individual congregations may choose to celebrate Special Sundays and welcome offerings on any Sunday throughout the year that is convenient and appropriate.  While COVID-19 prevents us from providing the paper envelopes we would normally see as bulletin inserts, we will be posting online giving options for each Special Sunday as it is observed at St. Paul's. Coming up:


UMCOR Sunday - see online giving section above!

UMCOR Sunday is one of the designated “Special Sundays” established by The United Methodist Church. It was originally scheduled to be observed on March 22, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in-person worship services were suspended before alternative plans could be made. Founded in 1940 to address the destruction of World War II, UMCOR today provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupts life to such an extent that communities cannot recover on their own. UMCOR makes long-term commitments to working with local partners toward recovery and reconstruction far beyond the initial crisis response. UMCOR is organized into areas focused on U.S and international disaster response and recovery, sustainable development, and human migration. Read more about UMCOR at https://www.umcmission.org/umcor

More About... 

The Capital Campaign

The Capital Campaign, launched in 2016, has one goal: to raise the funds for a building renovation that will improve our church's accessibility and worship/fellowship spaces.


The feel and functionality of our church is essential to our mission and service goals. It is an extension and reflection of who we are and it is the vessel through which we fulfill our commitment and connection to Christ.


By altering and modernizing our inner walls, we can provide a more welcoming environment for visitors and our current members, shape a more accessible space for our community to gather, ensure our church is ADA compliant, and - maybe most important - provide more space for our ever-growing ministries.


Our Building Committee and Capital Campaign Committees, working together, have helped us move toward this renovation. Design professionals have drawn up architectural plans, surveys, permitting, and other necessary paperwork. All that remains is the final fund-raising effort. This project will cost around 3 million dollars, a big but achievable goal. This number is about three times our annual budget and is in line with estimates of capital campaigns for a church of our size.


Capital giving differs from annual giving in several ways:

• It invests in permanent properties

• It spreads out payments during a much longer period.

• It seeks larger amounts than annual budgets can deliver

• It requires a planned, sacrificial and inspirational effort, and occasionally involves gifting of real estate, securities, life insurance or other tangible assets. 

• It is over and above one’s regular or annual giving.


Click here to read the Capital Campaign brochure, and then prayerfully consider making a special pledge to support this project. Capital Campaign Pledge cards are available in the church office. Please contact Tim Simpson, chair of the capital campaign committee, or the church office.