Stewardship

We are truly blessed by the financial support of our ministries.  It enables and empowers us to reach out, touch hearts and change lives, and share the message of God's inclusive, unconditional love for all people.  Giving is a form of worship, and it's Biblical.


Time, talent, and treasure ….. all three parts of ourselves we give as an offering to God.

1 Peter 4:10


Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7


Other Ways to Give

Many congregants have found an easy way to give is through their bank or credit union's bill-pay system.  Just add Metropolitan Community Church online to your other payees (use our mailing address: PO Box 33291, San Diego CA 92163). Set up weekly, monthly or other regular payments; a check is mailed directly to the church, arriving with your name on it for easy crediting.


It's smooth, it's green, it saves postage, you don't have to remember your checkbook, it happens automatically even when you're away on business or vacation, you don't have to worry about misspelling "thousand." And you get to place in the offering basket one of those nifty blue cards from the chairbacks that say, "I have given!"


A brand new way to give that also avoids any fees or service charges to the church is through Zelle, available through most banks and credit unions. See how easy is Zelle is to use.


Another state-of-the-art way of giving is through Text-to-Give.  Text to 619-383-0380 and follow the easy one-time setup instructions.  Then text to this number anytime and enter the amount you wish to give.  It's that simple!


The church may also receive stocks, vehicles, and even RMD's from IRA's as donations. Just contact the Church Office


Scrip Gift Cards

Scrip is retail fundraising. Funds are earned for the church just by your normal shopping without costing you a penny extra!  The more members and friends of The Met use Scrip Gift Cards the more we earn to support our ministries. Even using Scrip Gift Cards in small amounts makes a big difference as they add up.


To learn how you can participate in this fundraising activity or contact Fred Ihler.  During our sheltering-in-place, the Bookstore is closed, but Fred is glad to provide or order Scrip for you.


Scrip is simply gift cards, available for hundreds of retailers at which you shop for dining, groceries, home improvement, gas, and much more.  A percentage of each gift card purchase comes back to the church.  Then, use the gift card as you normally would at its full value.  It's that simple!   It's a win, win.


We also earn rebates from Ralphs and Food4Less that are paid to MCC San Diego quarterly.


Scrip is used on a regular basis to lend support to Hospitality, our LGBT Pride outreach, Pastors Benevolence Fund, Feed My Sheep and other church ministries. Please get in the Scrip/Gift Card habit and assist us in supporting the ministries of MCC San Diego.


Scrip Gift Card Report from Fred Ihler:

  • During the month of September, 2021, Scrip gift cards totaling $5,310.00 were sold.  Profit on these sales was $176.99.  
  • We  received a rebate check from Benefit-mobile for $10.25 and were informed we had earned rebates from Ralphs of $22.00 and from Food4Less for $77.07.  
  • Total Scrip gift card income from all sources in September, 2021, was 286.31.  
  • Scrip gift card income for 2021 from all sources to date is  $2,250.67
  • Ralphs requires that you re-register your Ralphs card after September 1 each year.  Please register or re-register your Ralphs card if you have not yet done so.
  • Scrip donated $150.00 to hospitality in September.