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We encourage all of those who are part of our Church family to give—not out of obligation but out of a spirit of worship. Your gifts allow God's work to be done in our midst, in our community, and in the world around us.

Worship With Abundance

On November 6, we begin our "More Than Enough" series. Stewardship means using what God has given us in meaningful ways to know God’s love ourselves and to share that unconditional love with others. When God prepares a table before us, there is an abundance. How can we operate out of a sense of that abundance with all that we say and do?

We ask that you prayerfully discern how you can give of your gifts and faithfully live out of abundance and hope. Fill out your 2023 estimated giving card and return it in worship on November 20, or give online at the link found on this page. As a congregation, we will express our gratitude to God and present our cards, representing our commitment to God’s ministry through our church.

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Other giving opportunities

  • Youth Stock Sales: Your support and investment in our youth ministry enable our youth go on three trips during the summer to share the love of God - the Junior High Mission Trip, Senior High Mission Trip, and the annual Testament Choir Tour. To help raise funds for these trips, the youth sell stocks every year. Stocks are $25 each - you can purchase one or as many as you'd like! Thank you for your support of our fantastic youth!
  • Prayer Garden Brick Pavers: Would you like to remember or honor someone with a marker at FUMCA? Consider funding an engraved brick paver for the prayer garden. All net proceeds go to the FUMC Church Facilities Endowment Fund. Contact Mary Lobban for more information.

What a joy it is to be in ministry with a congregation and community that are blessed beyond measure! The Holy Spirit has been, is, and will continue to be at work using the gifts of us all to offer good news, love, and grace to the Arlington community and the world. Far too often, we as humans live out of an un-Godly mindset of scarcity, where we become focused on what we do not have and all the problems that we face. It’s easy to be overwhelmed and paralyzed by thinking we do not have enough (time, energy, money, knowledge, abilities…), but God created us differently. God created us to be people of abundance! 

Faithful disciples of Jesus Christ always see the good news and hope that is available in every situation because God is in every situation. We are called to focus on what we do have and what we can accomplish, not the things we lack or desire. As we move into 2023, I want to encourage us all to faithfully pray about living a year of abundance. Using the gifts of financial resources, time, and abilities that we do have to share the love of Christ in as many ways as possible. God has blessed us abundantly. How can we each respond in abundance as we share those blessings with the world? 

Please join me in prayerfully considering how your abundance (no matter what that might be) can be part of our collective ministries together in 2023. You have prayers to offer, you can be present in worship and ministry, you have financial gifts that make a difference in the world, you have the ability to serve and tangibly love our neighbors, and you can witness to God’s love in your relationships. We all have more than enough – imagine what God can do with it all when we faithfully live out of abundance and hope!

Rev. Dr. Chris J. Hayes
Senior Pastor, First UMC Arlington

Our Capital Improvements Journey Continues...

Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic turned so many things upside-down, we set a goal of making improvements to our church facility in order to increase hospitality and better love our neighbors who come to our beautiful church. Many of you generously participated, but our fundraising efforts were put on hold during the pandemic. Fortunately, with the funds already raised we have completed several of these needed improvements during this past year.

As we look to the end of 2022, we hope to finish raising the necessary funds for these vital projects and be able to complete improvements. Please consider how you might go over and beyond your budgeted giving to help make these projects of hospitality a reality. Thank you for your generosity!

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  1. Sanctuary Sound Completed
  2. Sanctuary Video and Production Completed
  3. Children’s Downstairs Improvements Completed
  4. Children’s Upstairs Improvements $ 30,000 Completed
  5. Great Hall Video and Production $ 70,000 In Progress
  6. Way Finding and Hospitality Signage $ 65,000
  7. Gathering Area $ 75,000
  8. Downstairs Main Hall Bathrooms $ 75,000
  9. Children’s Playground $ 50,000



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