Advent Generosity 2020 – Partnering With Hope – Thank You!

Thank you for helping us to surpass our Advent Generosity goal! Stay tuned in the coming weeks to learn
about how these donations are going to be distributed to make an impact in our community and our world.


Press to watch Pastor Kathi share our Advent Generosity totals.




Every year since 2010, Los Altos United Methodist Church has invited its members and friends to participate in a tradition called Advent Generosity. We gather up our resources and put them together with connection, compassion, and courage. In the last ten years, Advent Generosity has invested almost $1 million in this community.

This year, every member and friend of the church is invited – YOU are invited – to set aside money during the four weeks before Christmas. Think of it as an amount that matches or replaces something you don’t need this year: decorations, travel, entertainment, unnecessary gifts. The church will do the same: 100% of its Christmas Eve contributions will go to this Advent Generosity.

This year, your support will offer

Couragewith semester-long scholarships for ten at-risk students in the Mountain View-Whisman School District, allowing them to attend school remotely from a safe, networked, supervised learning pod.

Press to watch the 2020 Advent Generosity – Mountain View-Whisman School District Video

Connectiona partnership with UMCOR and the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church, to rebuild homes for six families who lost everything in the California wildfires.

Press to watch the 2020 Advent Generosity – UMCOR/CA-NV Conference of the UMC Video

Compassionour continuing commitment to undergird the growing movement that Compassion Week has become: a community-wide, multi-faith, religious-and-secular partnership in service and volunteerism.

Press to watch the 2020 Advent Generosity – Compassion Week video
Press to watch the 2020 Advent Generosity Introduction video!

This is how we prepare for the birth of Jesus: We partner in the work of bringing justice, peace, hope, joy, and love to the community we love and the world God loves.

There are many ways to give between now and December 25.

  • Write a check and send it to LAUMC, 655 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024. Designate Advent Generosity on the envelope or the check memo line.
  • Credit card, you can visit or use the PayPal app and send your donation to
  • Visit the Advent Generosity donation page and give to the Advent Generosity gift fund.
  • Text “AG” and your gift amount to 650-229-5200.