Restore God's Temple

Restore God’s Temple is a year-long capital campaign to raise money for maintenance and improvements to the campus and facilities of Royston First United Methodist Church.

The Restore God’s Temple campaign is a capital campaign to raise money for maintenance and improvements to the campus and facilities of Royston First United Methodist Church. The campaign begins January 26, 2020, and will run through the end of the calendar year. There will be a Celebration Sunday on April 26 to celebrate money and pledges received.

The objective of the Restore God’s Temple campaign is to raise enough money in 2020 for the projects in Phase 2. We have already received a pledge for 50% of Phase 2 with a matching challenge to the congregation.

In order to make an online pledge, you must have a log in to our membership database. If you need assistance setting up your log in, please contact our church office at office@roystonfirstumc.org.


The campaign is divided into three phases:

Phase 1 of the campaign are projects that are currently in progress or has been recently completed. This phase of the campaign was funded mostly by private donations. The total amount for Phase 1 is $71,098. Projects for Phase 1 include:

  • Repair several cracked glass in Fellowship Hall and Education Wing
  • Repair columns at entrance of building
  • Repair three Sanctuary windows
  • Replace projectors, screens, and computer in gym
  • New electronic church sign

Phase 2 of the campaign includes projects that will be started in the next 12-18 months. These projects have been discussed by our church leadership and prioritized based on greatest need. The total estimated cost of Phase 2 is $88,398. Projects for Phase 2 include, but are not limited to:

  • Replace flooring in upstairs/downstairs Education Wing
  • Paint upstairs children’s area and replace bathroom fixtures
  • Purchase large screen TVs and mobile carts
  • Add on to stage in gym
  • Improve sound system in Sanctuary
  • Repaint exterior church doors
  • Repair entrance to Fellowship Hall
  • Replace water fountains in gathering area of Sanctuary
  • Improve signage around campus
  • Construction of new choir room
  • Paint youth room
  • Improve sound system in Fellowship Hall
  • Extend altar rail in Sanctuary

Phase 3 of the campaign includes projects that are part of our long range plan or wish list. There is no current time table for these projects. The total projected cost for Phase 3 is $371,000. Projects for Phase 3 include, but are not limited to:

  • Replace air conditioners
  • Finish the unfinished area over Fellowship Hall
  • Install elevator for main building
  • Establish a capital reserve fund for future maintenance projects

How can you help Restore God’s Temple?

MAKE A ONE TIME DONATION. You make a one time donation to Royston First United Methodist Church for the Restore God’s Temple campaign. You may choose to help fund particular project or you can make a general donation to the entire campaign. All donations are welcomed and appreciated.

There are three ways to make a donation: 1) Make your donation in person using cash or check. You can do this on Sunday mornings using the offering plate or anytime during the week by visiting our church office. 2) Mail your donation to our church office (137 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, GA 30662). 3) Give online. Please make sure your gift is designated for the Restore God’s Temple campaign.

MAKE A PLEDGE FOR 2020. If you would like to give throughout the year, we simply ask that you consider sharing an estimate of your giving with us using a pledge card. Pledge cards are available upon request by contacting our church office at 706-245-7402 or office@roystonfirstumc.org. For assistance with making a pledge, please contact the church office.

We request that all pledges be received by December 31, 2020.

COORDINATE A FUNDRAISER. If you would like to plan a fundraiser with some friends for the Restore God’s Temple campaign, please let us know so that we can coordinate with you. Previous fundraisers have included golf tournaments, yard sales, car washes, and more. Contact the church office at 706-245-7402 or office@roystonfirstumc.org to begin coordinating your fundraiser.


Want to know more?

If you are interested in learning more about the Restore God’s Temple capital campaign, please contact the church office and we will set you up with the right person.