Mindful Giving

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Over our nearly two centuries of ministry, First Church has been a generous church and its people have developed a culture of giving for the present strength of our ministries and in order to fulfill the vision and witness into the future.

There are multiple ways to give to First Church, and whether it's through your time, abilities, or resources, all make a lasting impression on our mission and ministry.

Thank you for considering how you can be a part of our shared work!

Give Now

Thank you for your support. Your generosity makes a difference to our areas of work and ministry. You can also send memorial gifts in one of two ways:

  • Give now to make your online gift to First Church, OR
  • Mail us a check to:

First United Methodist Church

PO Box 7578

Madison, WI 53707

Stewardship Gift

As United Methodists, we believe we are stewards: of the earth, of our communities, and of our relationships. The giving of our financial resources, as we are able, is one way we live into our role as stewards of this community. 

Every year, First Church launches a Stewardship Appeal to members and nonmembers asking for annual pledges to support the church programs and help meet the financial needs of the church. Making an annual pledge allows the church to plan for the program year and to ensure our necessary expenses are covered. Giving is easy with automatic monthly contributions from your checking or savings account and makes for easy budgeting for you and the church.

Gift of Investment Securities

If you're interested in giving to First Church through a security transfer, access the security transfer form or please contact Kelly Walling.  Security transfers are executed by the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation free of charge.

First Foundation

First Foundation is a wonderful way to make a meaningful and lasting gift to First Church. Find out more about the foundation here. 

Special Giving Sundays

Throughout the year, the United Methodist Church undertakes six special giving Sundays, each supporting unique and specific ministries within the life of the global church. First Church is proud to join in this legacy of special giving. Find out more about these special giving Sundays here. 

Flower Sponsorship

Flowers for the Sanctuary on Sundays are made possible through sponsorships. You may sponsor a lovely bouquet of flowers by signing up via online or visiting the Welcome Center on Sundays or by email or calling (608)256-9061. We appreciate your support in making Sunday even more special.

Lyons Lecture Series

The David P. Lyons Lecture in Theology was established to honor the memory and ministry of Rev. David Lyons. Each spring a distinguished scholar is invited to share insight and understandings in the areas related to theology, biblical interpretation, religious history, and spirituality. Contributions to the Lyons Lecture or Endowment can be made here.

Missional Partners

First Church is committed to an active role in social justice issues that impact our downtown community and the world at large. We have built partnerships with groups who share our passion for helping others and working toward equity and equality for all. You may wish to support one or more of these groups through your service or giving.