God calls us to be good stewards of all that he has given to us–our time, our energy, our talents, our relationships. God calls us to respond to the needs of our families and the world around us. Giving of time, talent and treasure to the church is an important discipline in the Christian life.
Giving to Support our Mission and Ministry
God called the people of Israel to support the Temple with the first fruits of their harvest. Since then, this practice of giving has been a spiritual discipline, helping to deepen the faith of God’s people as they rely on God’s grace rather than their own wealth. Though God wants 100% of our lives dedicated to him, the Biblical standard of giving outside the family is the tithe: 10% of one’s income. If you are not used to tithing, select a percentage to pledge for the year ahead, and consider stepping up from your current percentage as you move toward the tithe. All gifts are appreciated, whatever their level. Please pray about what God is calling you to give.
We can also receive gifts of stock, or Qualified Charitable Distributions from retirement accounts.
We invite pledges in October for the coming calendar year. Receiving pledges by November helps the vestry plan our ministry activities for the year ahead. New members can pledge on their new member forms. If you would like a pledge card, please contact the parish office and we’ll send you one or click here for the online pledge form.
Special Gifts and Memorials
St. Peter & St. Paul is blessed by special gifts that bring glory to God. There are several ways to give God thanks for loved ones through special and memorial gifts. We also maintain a Building Fund to offset capital needs, such as replacing aging HVAC systems and other significant maintenance costs and improvements.
Planned Giving (Bequests)
Part of our Christian responsibility is making arrangements for our heirs and others in a will. You can remember St. Peter & St. Paul in your will, providing for future generations of disciples of Jesus Christ. This is especially helpful as an offset to the loss of annual giving when a member of the parish dies. To learn more about arrangements for bequests to the church, please contact Roger Sherrard.