WAYS TO GIVE
Whether you would like to give a single gift, or schedule recurring donations, you can do it all online using your checking account, debit, or credit card. It’s simple and safe.
We are grateful for your generous and faithful financial support of our church.
Give by Mail or In Person
If you choose to give by mail, please make checks out to: “Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church” or “GBUMC". Our address is 75 Fairpoint Dr. Gulf Breeze, FL 32561.
If you have questions about giving please contact our church office (850)932-3594.
Courageous Generosity Stewardship Campaign
A Message from Pastor Dan Morris:
Courageous Generosity: Loving God and Loving the Church
“Why do you love Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church?”
With that question, Nancy Holston began her leadership of the first church council meeting for 2021. All of our elected leaders took turns responding. They spoke of acceptance, faith, love, family, growth, history, and community. It was undeniable that our church has been a vessel for God's power and presence since its beginning. An image began to form in my thinking that the open doors of our church have been like the outstretched arms of Christ reaching out to our community. GBUMC has truly been a place of love, hospitality, hope, and healing!
It has been repeatedly said that 2020 was a year like no other. We have endured and are enduring the impacts of a pandemic, natural disaster, and a community crisis due to the bridge outage. For the first time since GBUMC was organized, the pandemic made it necessary for the church to close for in-person worship from March to September. With a carefully devised protocol for health and safety, the church reopened to in-person worship in September. The building was updated, and preparations were made to welcome worshippers back to our sacred spaces. The congregation steadfastly demonstrated love for God and the church through faithfully supporting its ministries and missions.
The leadership team decided to wait until the end of 2020 to forecast a financial budget for this year. While the church finished favorably on an income to expense comparison, it was deemed wise to adjust the budget by reducing the 2021 financial goals by approximately 9% from that of the previous year. These savings were realized through the Annual Conference reduction in apportionments, lowered personnel expenses, and resource management.
GBUMC is open for worship, ministry, and mission! The months ahead present an unprecedented challenge for our church and community. By prayer and with the Holy Spirit's guidance, GBUMC will be a vital witness to Jesus Christ. We will continue loving God, loving our church, and loving our community.
On Sunday, January 31st, we began our Courageous Generosity Stewardship Campaign. You are encouraged to complete the estimate of giving form below by Sunday, February 14. As you complete the estimate of giving card, consider the question Nancy asked of our church council: Why do you love Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church?
For me, our amazing church is the living body of Christ, and I am committed to keeping the congregation moving forward.
With love and courage from the One who provides!