First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida


Grow in Grace, Grow in Giving: If you haven’t yet made your commitment to our 2017 Operating Budget, there’s still time. Click this link to access a printable version of the 2017 Operating Budget Pledge Card that contains a reference chart for easily estimating what percentage of your annual income your gift is equivalent to. To visit our Online Giving page, please click here. If you have questions regarding your pledge, please contact Karrianne Heide-Cagle (863-686-3163 or

When we join the First UMC family, we promise to uphold our church by our prayers, presence, service, witness and gifts because it is only through our promise that the ministries of the church can continue. Your gifts support ministries that change lives, provide comfort, guidance and inspiration to our congregation and our community. We know that your offerings are gifts given by God’s people, and are ever mindful that they are your gifts to God to be used for His work. It is our responsibility to be faithful stewards of the resources and ministries set before us and to work to extend them beyond the walls of our church and out into the world.

For your convenience, you may give online here. Some wish to contribute in other ways, perhaps through their estate plan by making a non-cash contribution. Non-cash contributions may include:

  • Publicly traded securities
  • Personal property
  • Real estate
  • Gifts-in-kind
  • Insurance policies
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Deferred gifts (including bequests and estate gifts)

To view more information on these non-cash contributions, please click here.

For more information on any of these ways to give, contact Harriet S. Mayes, Church Administrator, First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, Florida, 33801, (863) 686-3163. You should always consult your legal, financial, and tax advisors about the tax deductibility of gifts in your particular situation.