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That All May Flourish: Advent Generosity 2019

Update: As of January 6, $226,518 has been donated. Thank you to everyone who contributed for helping us far exceed our $150,000 goal!

This Advent, we have an opportunity to live into our new vision statement (Connection. Compassion. Courage. That all may flourish.) through supporting programs that embody the values identified: Salinas First United Methodist Church, Compassion Week 2020, and Dignity on Wheels.

You are invited to participate in Advent Generosity giving throughout the season, each Sunday or during the week all the way through our Christmas Eve services. If you make a gift donation on someone’s behalf, give them an Advent Generosity card (available at the church) to let them know.

About the Recipients


We have been in partnership with Salinas First United Methodist Church for nearly a decade and want to sustain and strengthen this connection. LAUMC has been inspired by the work Salinas FUMC does to battle homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, food insecurity, and many other justice issues for the communities that it serves.


Compassion Week empowers us to meet, understand, and love our neighbors: immigrants, hungry and homeless folks, incarcerated individuals, and others. Compassion Week 2020 will strengthen partnerships with local faith communities and community organizations.


The Dignity on Wheels mobile hygiene outreach program at Project WeHOPE provides free showers and laundry service for the homeless living in their vehicles, encampments, or rotating shelters, and for victims of natural disasters. Dignity on Wheels needs a new truck, which costs $50,000.

Press play to watch the Advent Generosity 2019 video!

How to Participate

  • Cash or check to LAUMC: Place in the offering plate or give to the church office, designated for Advent Generosity.
  • PayPal: Visit or use the PayPal app and send your donation to
  • Online Giving: If you have an online donation account for LAUMC, visit our giving page and give to the Advent Generosity gift fund.
  • Text message: Text AG and your gift amount to 650-229-5200 (follow the prompts to set up an account if you haven’t already).

Advent Generosity Sneak Peek

The Church Council has approved the recipients for this year’s Advent Generosity initiative. Our 2019 recipients will be Salinas First UMC, Compassion Week 2020, and Dignity on Wheels, an outreach program of Project WeHOPE. LAUMC has long-standing connections with each of these recipients, and their work aligns with our church’s vision statement: “That all may flourish.” During worship services in Advent, you’ll hear from representatives of each of these outstanding causes, and the Extravagant Generosity team will share a courageous goal for this year’s initiative. Watch for more information and materials by Thanksgiving. The team looks forward to journeying through Advent with you and partnering with you in our church’s generous response to God’s greatest gift.