Welcome to 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 or The First United Methodist Foundation of San Diego.
“The church is part of our family. We encourage other people to join the Covenant Circle and include the church in their estate planning, as well.” Ed Flom, past Covenant Circle Co-Chairman
Thank you Covenant Circle members!
Through planned giving, Covenant Circle members leave a tremendous legacy to First Church. Over the years, planned gifts have matured and supported the Foundation with trust gifts providing interest only to be used for missions in perpetuity. Other legacy gifts have provided approximately $3.5 million, which has allowed the church to enjoy special projects above and beyond the funds in the operating budget.
Some of the more recent projects benefiting the church include l ighting and sound system upgrades, building maintenance, solar system installation, campus signage, Linder Lounge renovation, and elimination of debt on the land under the United Methodist Center and the Trotter Chapel and Music Center
We extend our grateful thanks to all Covenant Circle members who have provided a legacy for our Church's future, remembering “A planned gift today is a tithe for tomorrow!”
Covenant Circle Luncheon
Each year, we invite our members and prospective members of The Covenant Circle to a very special luncheon and program. We like to thank and recognize your generosity and to let you know how endowment funds are being used and to enjoy a relaxed social occasion together. During the luncheon we welcome new members and honor the members who passed in the previous year.
2015 Covenant Circle Annual Luncheon
The 23rd Annual Covenant Circle Luncheon was held Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Holiday Inn San Diego Bay Side
Each year, members and prospective members of The Covenant Circle are invited to attend this very special luncheon and celebration. The event is a time to honor Covenant Circle members who passed in the previous year and to recognize the new members who have chosen to include the Covenant Circle in their planned giving efforts.
This year, the honorees included longtime First Church members Harriett Loros, Morrell "Doc" Martin, Everett Mehner, John Meyer, Lou Pierce and Margaret Shafer. New members introduced at the luncheon were Martha McPhail and Betty and Ernest Leal.
If you would like more information about the Covenant Circle or the Covenant Circle Luncheon, we welcome your inquiries at the Development Office, 619.297.3442.
Become a member of the Covenant Circle
To find out how you may become a member of The Covenant Circle or to make a contribution to the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, please contact Saundra Sinn, Director of Development at SSinn@fumcsd.org or (619) 297-3442, x157.
“You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11
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