First Congregational Church

Camden, Maine

An open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ
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2020 Stewardship Moments

For the Fall 2020 stewardship season, a subcommittee was tasked with presenting to the congregation a visual narrative of the church budget.

Some may recall that three years ago, all aspects of the church’s operating expenses were rolled up into five general categories: Caring for Each Other, Caring for the Community, Providing a Space for All, Growing in Faith, and Worshipping Together. Now, each of these categories comes together annually as a pie chart, hence our "Budget by the Slice" concept.

Over the past few months, stewardship subcommittee members produced videos to illustrate how the First Congregational Church of Camden is putting the church budget to its best use each of the five categories. The messages aired during Zoom worship services between October 22 and November 15, 2020.

The committee sincerely thanks all who agreed to speak in front of the camera. We were incredibly touched by your words and your willingness to share.

Background music was recorded on piano by FCC Music Director Matthew Mainster; graphics created by Amy Rollins; post-production editing completed by Greg Worden.

Please enjoy our 2020 Stewardship Moments!

Pledges and Planned Giving

Pledges Provide Reliable Support

Our Church is a spiritual and community center that survives and thrives through the grace of God and the loving support of its members and friends. Their financial support helps pay for the salaries of our minister and staff, Sunday school for our children, the operation of the building, the Church's charitable outreach, and much more. By making a specific pledge of support annually, you help Church leaders plan thoughtfully for the coming year.

We need your support and ask you to consider an annual pledge to our Church. You may download the pledge card here, fill it out and drop it off at the Church office, or you may ask for a pledge card from the Church office.

God bless you for your generous support!

Planned Giving Assures the Future

The success of any church and its ongoing ministries depends on the annual commitments and pledges of its congregation. But so much more can be accomplished if the resources dedicated to those ministries have been secured by the love and generosity of those who have gone before.

Planned giving is an opportunity to make a gift other than your annual pledge, either during your lifetime or through a gift in your will. This may be done through a cash or percentage bequest, by the assignment of a paid-up life insurance policy, by setting up a trust, or by utilizing a number of other gifting vehicles. Some of these may offer tax benefits as well as provide for the Church’s future.

If you are interested in making a planned gift to the First Congregational Church of Camden, please read the following helpful document and/or contact our Church’s treasurer, Skip Hoblin, at

Additional information on Planned Giving can be downloaded here.

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