A pledge is a means of giving to the Church in a way that enables both commitment on the part of the giver, and proper planning on the part of the parish. You can think of a pledge as a declaration of intent about your giving for the year.
Pledges greatly help the Church to know its anticipated income and plan accordingly to pursue our Mission. In the same way that it is helpful for you to know your annual income in making a personal or family budget, the church needs to know what resources it will have.
A pledge should signify a responsible and significant response to all that God has given us, remembering especially that all belongs to God. How much we give is very much a personal decision and may depend on our own financial situation. We may reference the general guideline, which is 10% of our annual income.
You can pledge by filling in a pledge card on line or take one of the pledge cards that are usually available in the narthex or from the parish office.Pledge on-line
You can also pledge by phone or email to our Finance OfficePledge by Email
Your pledge is not written in stone, and can be adjusted should your financial situation change during the year. If you are unable to meet your pledge, this will be met with understanding and you should feel secure in the knowledge that your church community is here to support you in difficult times. In the same way, you may also exceed your pledge if you find that you are being called to giving at a higher level than anticipated.
We remember the Biblical concept of giving the first fruits to God, trusting that with sound stewardship, we, like the lilies of the field, will be taken care of by God.