STEWARDSHIP 2020

October 13, is Stewardship Sunday - a time when we will offer our annual estimates of giving as a reflection of our continuing thanks to God for all He has bestowed on our church family. We seek to have every member of the congregation participate in this campaign. Stewardship is always more about the giver than the gift! So please join us! If you are not able to be present, just mail or drop off your commitment using the Estimate of Giving card and return envelope that you will receive in the mail.


After a two-year-long strategic planning process, we have identified three imperatives for the future of San Marino Community Church: building transformative relationships (heart), reframing our daily thinking (head), and mission without barriers (hands). With these objectives in mind, we have reimagined more effective approaches to our programs, our community engagement, and our pastoral care…But how to make these a reality?

We are creating a New Initiatives Fund enabling the congregation to adjust and build ministries that align with the heart, head, and hands of Christ. All funds that exceed last year’s estimates, and all new estimates of giving, will go into this New Initiatives Fund to support our ministries. This means that anyone who decides to invest in our faith community for the first time will support the imagination and creativity of our church going forward. Specifically, this fund will support our technology to better communicate and care for all ages of congregants, new programming to support busy, young families, and expansion of our youth ministries from birth through college graduation.


SMCC offers moral and spiritual education to people of all ages at the church. Bible studies, small groups, marriage enrichment, conversational English classes, choirs, the Virginia Road Band, weddings, memorial services, home communions, hospital visits, beauty and majesty in worship, Christmas, Easter, Lacy Park Sunrise – the list goes on and on. Your estimate of giving is an investment that goes a long way to help sustain your favorite programs and ministries. Let’s all reimagine San Marino Community Church and how we can continue to build for today, and for the future.

how can i GIVE?

There are many ways to give: make a one-time donation, or make a financial commitment on a scheduled basis, called an Estimate of Giving. Gifts in perpetuity may be made through The Foundation of San Marino Community Church (see below)..

Many Formats of Giving

Make a Financial Commitment to San Marino Community Church


You can now set up your annual giving schedule by completing your 2020 Estimate of Giving Form

San Marino Community Church (Tax ID #95-1691779) and The Foundation of San Marino Community Church (Tax ID# 20-8917863) are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. All contributions made are tax-deductible. Talk to your accountant for details.


Frequently Asked Questions about Estimates of Giving

Provide flowers

for classic & Traditional Worship Services

"Flowers are God's way of smiling..." - Proverb


We invite our congregation to donate flowers which will adorn the Sanctuary chancel on Sunday mornings. 


Many people find it comforting to donate on a particular Sunday in memory of a loved one, celebration of an anniversary, or other special occasion. The cost is $150.  Flowers are delivered to homebound and ill members later in the week.  Orders should be made at least one week in advance through the church office: 626/282-4181.  Contact Sharon Grosshans or fill out Flower Fund Form

the foundation of SMCC

History & Purpose

The Foundation of SMCC, established in 1958, creates current and future giving opportunities for members of the Church who give back, in response to God's blessings. The Foundation is an active steward of the Church's endowment, a collection of pooled and individual funds which donors have asked the Foundation to hold and invest in perpetuity. Disbursements from the endowment are distributed on an annual basis and support every aspect of the Church's ministries: children, student and adult ministries; worship and music ministries; mission grants; and care of the sanctuary, manse and physical facility. The Cornerstone Society recognizes those who have included the Foundation or San Marino Church in their estate plans. The Foundation of SMCC's Federal EIN # is 20-8917863.


Learn more about The Foundation of SMCC

Learn more about The Cornerstone Society

Make a Donation


2019 Foundation Mission Grants

The Foundation makes grants once a year from the Mission Grants Fund to organizations in the greater San Gabriel Valley for modest capital acquisitions to support their activities. Completed applications for 2019 are due no later than November 1, 2019. Grants will be announced late December and disbursed in January of 2020. 


2019 Foundation Mission Grant Application

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