Stewardship 2016 Message
At St. John’s, we strive to encourage the practice of the Christian faith through worship, prayer, learning, engagement, and giving.
As a self-supporting, non-profit organization, we rely on our members and friends to respond to God's generosity by being generous themselves. Annual pledges and gifts are the primary funding mechanisms for St. John’s services and programs; your pledge allows us to plan for the upcoming year and responsibly carry out God’s work.
To open our doors, pay our staff, and engage in mission and outreach, we spend about $1.5 million annually. To reach that income figure, we need your generous pledge of support.
By giving each year, you are providing for future generations and sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of St. John's Episcopal Church.
You are an important part of our Parish life. Please make St. John’s an important part of your life by making a pledge.
You can send your pledge to Janet Brown by clicking above, or complete a pledge card - found below or in the Welcome Center at St. John's.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Annual Pledge Campaign and what does it support?
The Annual Pledge Campaign is an annual effort to solicit pledges of financial support from church members for the upcoming year. The funds from this drive provide nearly 100% of St. John’s Operating Budget.
What is a pledge?
A pledge is a commitment to make a monetary donation to the church at regular intervals during the year to come. Pledges help us build a budget for the upcoming year.
How do I make a pledge?
- Fill out a Pledge Form online
- Print and fill out a Pledge Card (then mail it to us or place it in the offering plate in Sunday)
- Email us
- Call us - 704-366-3034
How do I pay?
Pledges or contributions can be paid as a single gift or in installments: weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. Your pledge can be in the form of cash, check, direct debit payment, or a stock transfer.
Payments can be made by direct debit, by mail, in the Offering Plate or by contacting us directly.
St. John’s also offers on-line giving. You may already be using this method (called Automated Clearing House or “ACH”) to pay your electricity, gas, water/sewer, cable and other monthly bills. Click here to start. If necessary, you can change or discontinue the automatic payment at any time.
You can also give by transferring shares of stock. Click here for Stock Transfer instructions.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Janet Brown, Sr. Assistant to the Rector, Finance and Administration 704-366-3034
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