For 147 years, First United Methodist Church of San Diego has been blessed with the opportunity of bringing Christ’s love into the world.
Thanks to the generous stewardship of our congregation, our church has been able to transform lives and to be a beacon of faith, joy and hope in our community.
Your faithful giving will make it possible for us to continue our ministry, to expand our programs, and to change lives.
Read more about Stewardship and Generosity...
Ways to Give
Online giving via your credit or debit card
Gifts to the church may be made in several ways:
- Online giving as an electronic transfer directly from your bank account.
- Giving to one of our weekly worship offerings.
- Authorizing the church to process your gifts using your credit or debit card or an electronic funds transfer from your bank account.
- Mailing your gifts to:
First United Methodist Church
2111 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108.
Tithing vs. Planned Gifts
A tithe is a gift for current use
You may give to the church’s General Operating Budget, both as a one-time gift or as a recurring gift.
We encourage members and regular attendees to pledge. Pledge cards are available in the church office, online, or by calling Sharon Wynott at
Your pledged commitment helps the church to effectively budget and plan our ministries for the calendar year.
A planned gift focuses on future needs
It will help secure the continuation of ministries, create new programs and outreach, provide improvements of church buildings, and more.
Benefits of planned giving
Planned giving will not affect your current lifestyle and will cost you nothing during your lifetime. Different types of planned giving can provide tax benefits under the current tax laws. Remember, you don't need to have a large estate or to be wealthy to make a significant contribution to our Church.
Here are some examples of planned giving:
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Pooled Income Fund
- Gifts of Life Insurance
- Gifts of Real Estate
- Gifts of Will
You may make a planned gift through the Church or through First United Methodist Foundation of San Diego.
For more information, contact the Director of Development, Saundra Sinn, 619-297-4366, x157.
The Covenant Circle
“We have received from those who have gone before us. On their shoulders we now stand. Let us help those in the future through our giving.” Anonymous
The Covenant Circle was formed in 1992 to recognize and thank members and friends of First United Methodist Church who ensure our church's exciting future of praise and service through gifts to the Church of the First United Methodist Foundation of San Diego. Learn more...
The First United Methodist Foundation of San Diego is a California nonprofit religious corporation established in 1998 with the purpose of securing, managing, and promoting donations to First Church's Endowment Fund through Planned Giving.
How does the Foundation work?
Through the Foundation you can help provide for future needs of our church. We can suggest and give advice on Planned Giving in ways that suit your wishes for charity as well as benefits to your own tax planning. Learn about the First United Methodist Foundation of San Diego and its Board of Directors...
For more information contact:
Saundra Sinn, Director of Development
Tithing & Current Gifts
Sharon Wynott, Finance Supervisor