2018 Annual Stewardship Campaign

Continuing Our Journey

Sunday, October 15th, marks the beginning of the 2018 Annual Stewardship Campaign at St. Paul’s.  Appropriately titled, Continuing Our Journey, this year’s campaign gives the opportunity to build on the many accomplishments of 2017.

From repairing the slate over the church and a new flat roof over the remainder of the structure, a complete kitchen renovation that also solved the leaking water problem in the kitchen area, to bringing a marketing company on board to provide guidance on how to grow the congregation, as well as Deacon John becoming the Parish Administrator and the addition of a new bookkeeper, we are poised for growth. 

We will begin 2018 debt free.  In order to continue our growth we need a successful Stewardship Campaign.  The dollars pledged to this year’s campaign will be used to fund our operating budget. Salaries, utilities, outreach programs and much more are paid for with dollars pledged during this year’s campaign.

The following graph illustrates a breakdown of how your pledged dollars are used to operate St. Paul’s. Annual Giving Expense Chart

Annual Giving Expenses Key

The mailing you will receive, if you haven’t already, includes a pledge card you can return by placing it in the Sunday collection plate or you can return it by mail.

For your convenience, an electronic version is available below. Simply fill it out and hit “submit”.  Just that simple!

Thank you for your generosity to this year’s campaign.

Pledge Card

Frequently Asked Questions

I donate on a regular basis.  Why is it important that I pledge?

All donations are appreciated: however, pledges are important to permit St. Paul’s to budget each year.  St. Paul’s is committed to a balanced budget, and pledges are necessary for estimating revenue.  With greater contributions, St. Paul’s can add programs and services for our members and our community.  If pledges are low St. Paul’s could be forced to reduce programs, staff or services or defer other needed services.

I pledged last year. Do I need to pledge again?

You need to renew and update your pledge annually.  If you are currently donating by a recurring debit charge or withdrawal it will continue at the same level unless you make a change.  Nevertheless, we ask that you complete a pledge card, or update your donation online, so that we may know that you have made a pledge decision for 2018.  

What if I am uncertain about the future and am reluctant to pledge?

Your pledge is not an enforceable contract.  Although we ask that all pledges be a reflection of a real intent to donate, if you have a change in circumstance, you can change your pledge at any time during the year by submitting a revised pledge card or electronic authorization.

Does the amount of my pledge or donation affect my standing at St. Paul’s?

No.  St. Paul’s is an open and affirming church, and neither membership nor opportunities to serve are conditioned upon your pledging a certain amount at all.

Who should you visit with if you have questions?

You can visit with Fr. Troy, Deacon John, Rick Stearns or Stephanie Preusch. All conversation remain confidential.