1. Why should I make a financial gift to the Church?
First, we first urge you to pray about your giving. Giving is a matter of the heart, just as faith is. A written commitment to the church is a symbolic act – the offering of ourselves in service and devotion to God. Your commitment should not be based on what the church needs from you, rather a realistic look at what you have to give.
2. What is a tithe?
A tithe is the biblical principal of setting aside one-tenth, or the first fruits, of all that you have for God’s work. It is a personal discipline that helps free us from holding money as the most important thing in our lives. Many Christians work toward the ultimate goal of tithing by increasing their gifts to the Church in 1% to 2% increments each year until they are giving 10%.
3. May I designate my gift to a specific ministry?
Gift commitments are not restricted to any particular program. Just as you are the steward of your family’s resources, the Rector, Wardens and Vestry are stewards of the Church’s funds. While financial decisions can be difficult, please be assured that at least a portion of your gift goes to an area of special interest to you.
4. Are gift commitments and records kept confidential?
Yes, all giving to the church is kept confidential. The only people who see your commitment is the business office.
5. May I change my commitment at some future date?
Yes. We give in proportion to our blessings from God. As your circumstances change, your proportion to give may also change. You can increase or decrease your pledge by calling the Church Business Office.