WHY WE GIVE
God has given us many gifts in the resources available to us.
From the Money we earn to the the Time and Talents we all have,
God invites us to use them to build a "Heaven on Earth"
that we call "God's Porch."
It's not the perfect Heaven of Eternal life with God to come,
but it's close.
It's as close as your heartbeat.
Try it out: Fill your heart with Gratitude
and your hands and feet with Giving.
As Christians, we recognize everything we have comes from God, and we are simply sharing these gifts for Kingdom work. Through our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors.
We do this for three reasons:
All we have is a gift from God, so we believe that giving to God's work is an act of worship.
At FUMC San Gabriel, giving is an expectation of membership. The church does not specify how much an individual should give, but we hope each person will commit a percentage of their income and increase that amount as they are able. While not required, many people choose a Tithe (10%) as a goal to work toward and even surpass for their income giving.
Annual giving makes possible: worship, programs for children and students, Bible studies, small groups, pastoral care and support, mission trips, community service, and supports building and operational needs.
In deep gratitude we discover the God given gift of Generosity.
Such generosity leads us to see our lives as Stewards of all that God has done.
There is always something to do as a part of "God's Porch" here on earth.
Our congregation reaches out in so many ways to so many people.
You are a part of what's good in the world, touching and transforming the lives of many.
"Giving to the mission of the church is a way of life and a tangible act of love for God and for our community.
There is always something to do
as a part of "God's Porch" here on earth."