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 to find:

  • UMC "Special Sunday" offerings, for designated denomination-wide offerings on an annual rotation such as UMCOR and Peace with Justice funds.
  • the button for Additional Contribution Options. Use this to make donations to anything outside the "regular menu" of offerings or Special Sundays. You'll enter the designation in the form, just like you would write the purpose on the memo line of a check.
  • Pledge information, to let us know how you can support the work of St. Paul's in 2021 with faithful giving.
  • the Capital Campaign for large-scale building renovations including accessible parking and new restroom facilities.
  • how to receive offering envelopes in the mail, or to ask us to stop sending them.


If you have any questions, please contact the church office or Mrs. Michelle Gregonis, Treasurer.

Special Sunday: Peace with Justice

"Speak out... for the rights of all who are vulnerable. Speak out in order to judge with righteousness and to defend the needy and the poor." (Proverbs 31:8-9 CEB)


One of our denomination’s six Special Sundays, Peace with Justice Sunday calls the church to strengthen its capacity to advocate publicly in communities throughout the world. Through connectional giving, contributions from St. Paul's join with contributions from United Methodist churches worldwide. Peace with Justice funds are administered by the General Board of Church and Society with half of all gifts staying with local ministries in each conference and half supporting the work of Church and Society globally. 


Click here to make a donation by credit card.

Peace with Justice Sunday Offering


When you donate to Peace with Justice offering, you're supporting efforts like these recent programs that received funding last year:

  • Seabold UMC in Bainbridge Island, WA, received a grant through the The Pacific Northwest Annual Conference to help support the needs of members with intellectual disabilities. Kellie Creamer, director of Island Time Activities, wrote, "Everyone’s fully integrated presence in our public and work spaces benefits us all."
  • The Summer Arts Camp of United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, in Temple Hills, MD, received a grant from the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference to designed a program in partnership with a local youth center to help children unleash their creative abilities and artistic expressions through drama, music, dance, visual arts and photography. According to Rev. Michael Parker, "Our children are able to not just build bridges but be bridges of hope and change in our community. We are carving out safe space for children who live in extremely at-risk communities to have positive, safe, community building activities and receive nutritious meals throughout the summer, which is the peak time for juvenile-related offenses."
  • In Indianapolis, a grant through the annual conference supports Matthew’s Voices hosted at Roberts Parks UMC. This choir offers access to, and addresses the need for the arts in, populations in the city that often go untouched, unloved, and underserved. 
  • The “Letting Girls Be Girls” program provides health education programming and services for young girls in the Rotifunk community of Sierra Leone
  • The Global Peace with Justice supported of an Economic Empowerment program for Gypsy women in Canon Nagar, India.

We also gratefully receive checks. Please make checks payable to St. Paul's UMC with "Peace/Justice Special" on the memo line, and mail to the church office Attn: Michelle Gregonis, Treasurer, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington MD 20895, or place donations in the Sunday offering plates.

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. 


The United Methodist Church calendar includes recommended dates for celebrating each Special Sunday. According to the UMC's General Council on Finance & Administration, however, individual congregations may also choose to celebrate Special Sundays and welcome offerings on any Sunday throughout the year that is convenient and appropriate.  


Special Sundays and the month they are usually celebrated:

Human Relations Day (January)

UMCOR Sunday (March)

Native American Ministries (April)

Peace with Justice (May)

World Communion (October)

United Methodist Student Day (November)


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.

Additional Contribution Options

There are many reasons you might want to make a contribution to St. Paul's beyond those offerings that appear above in the "regular menu" of giving or scheduled designated Special Sundays offerings. This is where you might make a contribution to Memorials, the Music Fund, Educational Award, or another cause. Click the button here to go to our secure form for Miscellaneous Contributions, and let us know the fund or cause to which we may direct your contribution.


Make Your Contribution Here



If you prefer, donations and offerings by check are always welcome and should be mailed to St. Paul's UMC, Attn: Michelle Gregonis, Treasurer, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington MD 20895, or dropped off at the office. Please make all checks payable to St. Paul's UMC and be sure to note the cause or fund in the Memo line.

Pledging Support for 2021

We celebrate pledges on Stewardship Sunday, but we gratefully receive them all year! Please pledge your support today as your circumstances allow.


Committing to regular giving to the church amidst all of the challenges of the current moment might seem impossible. But at St. Paul’s, we are people who believe in beautiful impossibilities. 


Your faithful giving makes it possible for St. Paul's to maintain a vital, vibrant ministry that reaches our members and friends, our local community, and our world, and enables us to keep our commitments to the people and projects within our walls and the outreach and mission work that reaches far beyond our walls.  


If you wish to make a pledge for 2021 or have questions, please contact Mrs. Michelle Gregonis, Treasurer, at mgregonis@sptaulsk.org or 301-933-7933 ext. 110.


We are so grateful for your commitment to this faith community as we journey together!

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 and renovating our sidewalks and parking area, 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 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 have been completed, permits have been issued, and other necessary paperwork has been submitted for approval. 


Please click here to visit the Renovation page to learn about the project's current status and view the slideshow presented at our Special Church Conference in September 2020 when final plans were overwhelmingly approved by voting members.


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.


Please contact Tim Simpson, chair of the capital campaign committee, or the church office if you would like more information about this special giving.

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.