CApital Campaign

Total Pledges

Over $2 million in pledges!

Celebration Lunch
March 24, 2024

First United Methodist Church has a long tradition of nurturing Christian faith through worship, local and global outreach, music education, family and children programming, caregiver support, and partnerships with local organizations for nearly 175 years. Our legacy touches thousands of individuals: members, friends, families, and groups in the Gainesville community who are welcomed into our church home weekly. First United Methodist Church strives to be the place where people congregate to do God’s work.

Under Our Roof and Beyond Our Walls is our final phase of the First UMC Capital Campaign The Master's Plan that started in 2006. This phase of the campaign is designed around a three-year commitment to fund projects that will repair significant structural issues in the church as well as enhance the quality of our fellowship, worship, and program experiences. Critical and essential renovations, as well as ongoing maintenance projects, to our building are estimated at $1,750,000. We know that bearing witness to Christ, the Light of the world, goes beyond the walls of our church and in turn, must radiate out into our community! Generous hearts are needed to care for and adapt our building, as we conceive new ways to take the light of Christ to those outside.

We ask everyone whose life is touched by the ministries of our church to support this initiative in order to continue First UMC’s legacy of serving the community and the world.

How It Works

Capital Campaign gifts enable us to pay for large projects to protect and maintain our church’s physical structure so that it can continue to be our place of worship, fellowship, and outreach. Capital Campaign pledges are contributions over three years that are above and beyond our annual giving commitments. You may make your gift weekly, monthly, yearly, or as a one-time gift - whichever works best for your family.

We have mailed out commitment cards to all First UMC members. (If you didn't get a card in the mail and want one, please contact Linda Madden.) February 25 is Commitment Sunday where you can turn in your pledge card for the Capital Campaign. If you are not able to turn in your pledge card that day, you can return the card to the church office or submit a pledge online.

How To Contribute

Gifts and multi-year commitments may be made through our online giving (just click on the button below) or by check sent to the church office.  Gifts of cash, stock, bonds, or IRA distributions will be gladly received - please contact Linda Madden for details.