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:

  • UMCOR emergency response donation information.
  • UMC "Special Sunday" information, for designated denomination-wide offerings on an annual rotation such as Native American Ministries and Peace with Justice funds.
  • 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.

Umcor Donations

You can donate through St. Paul's UMC to support UMCOR and respond to disasters and crises, at home and abroad. 

Click the button to go to our secure donations page.

UMCOR Donations

100% of your donations to The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) goes to UMCOR. We are directing funds to their critical "Where Most Needed" designation. This will allow UMCOR to assist those recovering from Hurricane Ida in the Gulf Coastal region, flooding in Tennessee, Afghani families displaced by turmoil in their country, and earthquake survivors in Haiti. 

Through your support, UMCOR's local partners on the ground and its own trained early responders can move quickly to provide aid, and can remain in a community for rebuilding work that goes well beyond the initial response.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to St. Paul's UMC with "UMCOR" on the memo line, and place it in the offering plate on Sunday or mail it to St. Paul's UMC, Attn: Michelle Gregonis, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington MD 20895. 

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.

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.

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 or 301-933-7933 ext. 110. You may also pledge online. Use the button below to go to our online form. 

Pledge for 2021

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] 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] 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.