Support Missions while you shop


We have three programs that allow you to support church mission project while  you shop. This year, with the founds we've raised, we are able to provide food to local families.  As we raise more,  we're able to do more to help meet the needs of our community and world.


Smile Amazon

lets you support the First United Methodist Church San Diego when shopping at Amazon by first log into  to register. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Ralphs Rewards Program

You can link your regular Reward Card with our church through their Community Contribution Program. You must re-register each year, starting September 1. Whenever you use your Rewards Card, the church gets a donation.

To register or renew your Ralphs Reward Card:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Welcome! Sign In/Register" and sign in or sign up.
  3. On the "My Ralphs" page under "Community Rewards Information" click on "Edit Community Contribution Program Information"
  4. Then, enter your Ralphs Rewards Card number and be sure to enter "First United Methodist Church of SD," our number is HK640.

Lets you make donations just by using your credit card at locations including Vons, area restaurants and other places.

To enroll at EScrip:

  1. Go to
  2. Select First United Methodist Church San Diego as a beneficiary. ID # 166449663

When you use the credit card you registered at participating local merchants, we get a donation.

A percentage of online purchases at many sites, including favorites like Amazon, Nordstroms, REI, and Walmart.

To earn donations by shopping online, you can either click through the website to the Online Mall or download their AutoEARN plug-in for your internet browser. Once AutoEARN is installed, you'll see a button in your browser whenever you're on the website of a participating merchant. By clicking it, you earn donations from your purchases.

Annual Alternative Christmas Gift Fair!

Join us in Linder Hall on the first two Sundays in December or do your alternative shopping online!

Our annual fair gives you a better alternative to Christmas shopping. We invite you to "purchase" symbolic gifts which will fund local and global mission work. We will give you a gift card to give your loved one, and the price of what you would have spent on more stuff will enable amazing things to happen for others.

Local Missions this year include:

  • Cherokee Point Elementary School Projects
  • Shoes That Fit
  • Refugees Ministries
  • Interfaith Shelter
  • United Methodist Coalition Habitat for Humanity
  • Food Ministry
  • Neighborhood House, Calexico
  • New Entra Casa

Global Missions this year include:

  • Americans Helping Asian Children
  • Mission Trips
  • Rev.  Mutwale Ntambo Wa Mushidi Tanzania Missionary, Africa
  • The Border Church/La Iglezia Fronteriza