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Questions?
WHAT IS A PLEDGE?
A pledge is an estimate of giving; some call it a statement of intent.

WHY SHOULD I PLEDGE?
Pledging is a conscious choice that reflects your faith and values. And your pledge allows our Vestry to do the same: to budget courageously, faithfully and wisely for the mission and ministry to which God calls us.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I PLEDGE?
Your pledge is between you and God.
Here is one perspective on the way
Christian Stewardship grows deeper, step by step:
  • I give out of duty
    because I am supposed to give


  • I give out of fairness
    to pay my own way


  • I give with gratitude
    to return a portion of my blessings


  • I give from generosity
    to make church ministries free to all

HOW DO I PLEDGE?
Pledges may be made at any time by mailing in a pledge card, or by filling in an electronic fund transfer (EFT) form, by hand, or online.

DOES MY PLEDGE REALLY MATTER?
It really does. Every pledge makes a difference. Your commitment is as important as the amount.

WHAT IF I FIND I CAN’T PAY IT IN FULL?
A pledge is not a contract. Please don’t let uncertainty prevent you from pledging. If your circumstances change, you can let us know.

IS MY PLEDGE CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes. We have a long tradition of being very discreet about pledges.
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All things come of thee, O Lord,and of thine own have we given thee.











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............Our Faith meets the need.......................................All that we do, with all that we have, all the time.
You are part of the strong community of faith that is St. Paul’s, over 150 years old, whose mission is to be a visible sign of God’s generous love. Our forebears laid a courageous foundation of stewardship and service on which we build. With God’s help, it is time for us to write our chapter.

Your pledging makes it possible
Simply put, pledging makes our Parish possible. Without your pledge, there is no ministry, or parish. All our funding is from members, present and past.

When new people join us at St. Paul’s they may ask what it takes to become a member. The answer is that there are no requirements. Simply show up, or ask to be included or cared for. Everyone is included, and the services, benefits and community of our church are offered freely as a result of the giving of members of our parish.

Stewardship: everything we do after we say, “I believe.”
As faith deepens, a member grows into full participation by doing what the Gospel asks of us — that we worship, pray, learn, serve and give together, in thanksgiving and for the glory of God.

Then giving becomes a spiritual practice. It helps us to prioritize God as a habit. It becomes part of our covenant, our sacred relationship with God, who takes our offerings and makes of them much more than we could expect or imagine.



WHAT IS PROPORTIONATE GIVING?
Have a look at the table below


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If you have more questions about financial stewardship or tithing, your clergy, member of the vestry or stewardship committee are happy to talk with you.