Have You Considered Year-End Giving?

We gather, connect, and serve so all may experience the love of Christ.

By Rev. Lynn Bartlow, Lead Pastor

Join Us in Fulfilling Our Mission: Year-End Giving

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the blessings and accomplishments we’ve experienced as a church community. It’s also a time to consider our financial health as a congregation. Your generous support throughout the year has enabled us to continue our mission, serving our community and nurturing our faith. Your contributions have allowed us to:

  • Provide strong missions-giving to support those in need within our local community and globally.
  • Facilitate meaningful worship services and spiritual guidance in two locations.
  • Nurture and empower our youth and children through engaging programs.
  • Maintain welcoming and safe facilities for gatherings, events, and the Early Childhood Center.

We invite you to consider a year-end gift to St. Mark’s. Our leadership passed a deficit budget last January, so we are not surprised that our spending has outpaced our income over the last 11 months. Through October, expenses have outpaced income by $65,110. We would like to invite you to help us make up this deficit in the last few days of this year. Your year-end gift, no matter the size, will allow us to end the year in the best possible financial position. Will you help St. Mark’s meet this challenge?

There are various ways to contribute:

  • One-time donations: Every donation, big or small, is a step toward our shared goals.
  • Pledges or commitments for 2024: Your ongoing support is invaluable in our long-term planning. You can pledge HERE if you haven’t already or if you wish to make an additional pledge for the new year.
  • Estate planning or stock donations: Alternative forms of giving can also make a significant impact.

Your generosity not only supports our church but also touches the lives of many individuals within and beyond our community. Thanks for helping St. Mark’s live our mission: “We gather, connect, and serve so all may experience the love of Christ.”

Thanks again for your unwavering support throughout the year. May this season be filled with joy, peace, and the spirit of giving.

See you soon!
Pastor Lynn

• 8:30 and 10 a.m. Traditional service in Magee Campus sanctuary and child care in Rm 15
• 10 a.m. Modern service at Sanctuary Campus
• 10 a.m. Magee Campus youth and children’s Sunday School (except fifth Sundays) and child care
• 10 a.m. Traditional service livestream premieres on YouTube and Website

Worship online at 10 a.m. on Sundays at umcstmarks.org/live-worship or YouTube UMC St. Mark’s AZ. You can also watch the service at a later time.

(On Sunday, pick up a Christmas Eve postcard or 50 postcards to share with friends and neighbors!)

Magee Campus:
• 8:30am A traditional service of Lessons & Carols
• 10am A traditional service of Lessons & Carols
• 11am Soup luncheon
• 4pm A “No Rehearsal Pageant” & Blessing the Children
• 8pm A service of candlelight and music, led by the Celebration Singers choir
• 10pm A service of candlelight, communion, and music, led by the Chancel Choir

Sanctuary Campus:
• 10am Service with band & Blessing of the Children
• 5pm No Rehearsal Pageant and Blessing of the Children
• 7pm An unplugged service with classic carols, readings, and candlelight singing of “Silent Night”

Office Hours – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
The office will be closed on Dec. 25 & 26, plus Jan. 1. Holiday hours from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 27, 28, 29.