Staff gift program

A Note from Faith's Staff Parish Relations Committee:

Faith United Methodist Church is blessed to have pastors and staff who continue to faithfully share the hope of Christ in our community.


During this particularly difficult year of chaos and change, our staff has worked diligently to keep the church operating whether the actual building was open or closed. Their dedication to bringing creative expressions of worship, continued discipleship, and a multitude of ways for our community to engage the Gospel has been a beacon of hope in a time of great uncertainty.


Will you prayerfully consider a special donation this season to allow us, as a church, to present a modest Christmas gift to our staff as a supplement to payroll in appreciation for their work?

  • Quickly and securely schedule your gift or tithe using credit card, debit card or checking here.*

    If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Neely in the finance office by calling 281-341-8200 or emailing our finance office.

    *End-of-Year Giving statements will include all gifts postmarked or received on or before December 31st.  Online gifts ought to include processing time in order to assure timely receipt by Faith in order to be included on giving statements for the calendar year.


    Text dollar amount to 281-509-9481.

    The first time, you will be sent a secure web link back that you should click on.

    • Choose a fund to donate to and re-enter your donation amount.

    • If you would like to make this a regular gift, click “Make this gift recurring”

    • Click Method of Payment and enter your information and click Submit.

    • You will receive a confirmation text showing your donation and registration were successful.

    • If you did not choose “Make this gift recurring”, you can still give weekly just text the same phone number with an amount and fund name (ex: $100 operating fund).


    • Download the ShelbyNext Membership App for Android or Apple device.

    First-time users: 

    Please email Joan Myskowski to receive your username and a temporary password and login instructions.

    Returning users:

    • Click on domain and type faithrichmond  

    • Enter your Username and Password

    • Select Give and choose the fund, method of payment, etc.

    • In the app, you can view your giving history, change recurring payments, and add payment methods.

Taking the next step

This is a time to

consider your personal

spiritual journey. 


You have known places where the grace of God has been in your life.  How is gratitude for that grace reflected in your Christian

giving?  Pray about what God is calling you to do in a planned offering of thanks. These thoughts and prayers will ready you to respond.


When you are ready, we invite you to fill out an Estimate of Giving card which you can download and print HERE to mail in or turn in at the church office.


Pray that God will grant you wisdom and understanding about your personal decision as you contemplate Taking the Next Step.

“As we learn to trust God more and more, we learn to live


"as we live generously, we learn to trust god more and more"

Why take the next step?

It is God’s intention that we grow more generous and take bigger steps in our giving as we become more aware of how richly He has blessed us.

It’s about SPIRIT


Stewardship is directly linked to discipleship.  How we use our resources is a spiritual issue—not just a financial one.  The quality of that decision is determined by the spiritual condition of your heart.


It’s About TRUST


As we grow in grace, we learn to depend less on ourselves and more on God: to relinquish attitudes and habits that impede our relationship with God.


It’s About JOY

Stewardship is not our way of raising a budget.  It is God’s way of raising disciples.  Discover the joy of growing in your relationship with God as you consider how you can take the next step in your faith journey and live generously.

Missions of Faith

Jesus said the key to abundant living and the way to eternal life was to love God with all we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Our community needs people who love and follow Jesus to take this command to be a good neighbor seriously.  If we each loved our neighbor, the way Jesus invites us to, our community would be a different place.  In fact, the scripture teaches that in such communities, the kingdom of God has come near.  Faith is committed to the building blocks of community; learning our neighborhoods, hearing our neighbors' stories, and sharing food, laughter and life with the people we live around.

Here you will find some of the ways we are going about loving the people we live among and we hope you will join us.

Opportunities to serve

Fort Bend Ramps has been building wheelchair ramps, stairs, and porches for our neighbors in need for over a decade! This group builds relationships with our neighbors, assesses sites, purchases materials, and constructs quality products with special and loving care. Fort Bend Ramps has scheduled work days typically one Saturday morning each month. Join us on a build regardless of your skill level!  Email Gail Towns to learn more.

UMArmy is a week long mission experience for high school students.  Volunteer opportunities are available for students who have completed their freshman year through graduated seniors, as well as unique adult positions.  Contact Linda O'Donnell for more information.

H.O.M.E. Project is a large scale, multi-church work day that sends hundreds of volunteers to complete projects all over our Southwest Houston District.  The event is held in late Spring.  If you would like more information, please email Shannon Hegele.

Mid-High Missions Camp is geared specifically for Junior High Students who have completed 6th grade through 8th grade. Students learn to love our neighbors through three days of service, including mowing lawns, painting houses, and volunteering at local nonprofits. Mid-High Missions Camp is an extended weekend during the summer. To learn more, email Linda O'Donnell.

Kairos Prison Ministries - For more than ten years Faith has sent missionaries once a week to a "foreign country" to help stop crime. That "foreign country" is right next to Richmond and unfortunately so is the crime problem.  The "foreign country" is 2 Jester Units Carol Vance- a Christian facility and J-3, a medical facility,  just a few miles from our Church.  Several times a week volunteers from Faith pass through the  gates and into the chapel or another meeting room, to lead inmate-attended classes .  Disciple--the powerful and transforming Bible study program also offered in the free world, Alpha, GED  tutoring, mentoring  and Kairos, a men’s ministry based on the Emmaus concept. Beyond meeting the call to carry the Message even into prisons, this mission opportunity is one that can--and will--have a profound impact on our community. The current missionaries of Prison Disciple agree: it just may be crime prevention at its best with the objective of transforming troubled men into spiritual men.

To get involved, please email Gerald Sellers.

If you'd like to be a part of the efforts God is calling us to in this area,

please contact Alondra Lopez Huerta to get involved:



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