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:

  • the Easter Special Offering, which benefits those in need beyond the walls of St. Paul's
  • information about UMC "Special Sunday" offerings, for designated denomination-wide offerings on an annual rotation such as UMCOR and Peace with Justice funds.
  • 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.

UMC Special Sundays: 

UMCOR

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. 


Whether that's responding to a typhoon in the Philippines or a tornado in Oklahoma, UMCOR makes long-term commitments to local partners working on recovery and reconstruction far beyond the initial crisis response. 


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 the need is great, UMCOR can respond quickly and efficiently with signs of extravagant grace and expert assistance. 


Since 1940, when UMCOR’s forerunner was established to meet the needs of those suffering at the onset of World War II, UMCOR has continued to respond to those in desperate need. Today UMCOR is organized into areas focused on U.S and international disaster response and recovery, sustainable development, and human migration and is actively involved in more than eighty countries around the world.


Please use the link above to make a secure online donation. You may also mail offerings to St. Paul's UMC, Attn: Michelle Gregonis, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington MD 20895. Please make checks payable to St. Paul's UMC and note "UMCOR Special Sunday" in the memo line.

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.

Easter Special Offering 2021

Click HERE to use our secure online donation form for the Easter Special Offering.


As is our tradition, the special Easter offering this year will go entirely to serve those outside the walls of St. Paul's. Half the donations will go to our Hunger Ministry, feeding all our neighbors in need in the 20895 ZIP code area, and half will go to the Adrienne Terry Housing Fund, an initiative of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the UMC to move people experiencing homelessness into stable housing.


Please click the link above to go to our secure online donation form. 


You may also choose to mail a donation to St. Paul's UMC, Attn: Michelle Gregonis, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington MD 20895. 


If you plan to attend Easter worship, you may drop your offering in a designated locations; ushers will be able to assist you.


Please make checks out to St. Paul's UMC with "Easter Offering" on the memo line. You may also return donations in the Easter Offering Envelope included in the Lenten Packets.  


(To donate to the general fund, other causes, or toward your pledged regular giving, please use an envelope other than the special Easter envelope.)


If you have questions, contact Mrs. Michelle Gregonis, Treasurer, at mgregonis@stpaulsk.org or 301-933-7933 ext. 110. 


We are thankful every year for the generosity of St. Paul's members and friends, and the way their special offerings touch those in need.

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.