2018 Annual Stewardship Campaign a success
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 Annual Stewardship Campaign. To date the campaign resulted in a 5% increase over last year’s total at over $305,000. Most encouraging is a show of 13 new pledging units over last year.
We will begin 2018 debt free. 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.
If you did not pledge during the campaign or are new to St. Paul’s and would like to do so it is never too late. Pledge cards and envelopes are available in the Guild Hall and can be returned by mail or placed in the Sunday collection plate. An electronic version is also available. Simply fill it out and hit “submit”. It’s that simple!
Thank you for your generosity to this year’s campaign.
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 p0ledges 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 that 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 Skeet Wooten. All conversation remain confidential.