Annual Stewardship

Dear Parish Family,

Every single day, I thank God for you and for our life together at Christ Church. My heart is filled with gratitude for all that you are and all that you do to support and encourage the ministry of this special place, our spiritual home.

The Church is a source of inspiration for so many of us. It is our meeting place with God, a school for shaping character for our children and youth, a home where we can celebrate and renew our faith in God again and again, and an encouragement to awaken to the abundant life Jesus came to bring. Christ Church is the place we turn when new life and love are to be celebrated, and it is the place we turn when everything falls apart.

Our 2018 priorities include, expanding our worship and music programs, increasing our investment in outreach, and growing our Christian Formation ministries.

We all count on Christ Church, and in this season of stewardship, we are reminded that Christ Church is counting on us. Our beautiful sanctuary is lled with love and joy on Sunday mornings, children and youth are ocking to our programs, and our mission and outreach activities are giving us the opportunity to serve our neighbors across town and around the world. The ministries of our parish are needed more than ever, and we need your help to continue the good work God has given us to do. We receive precious blessings from Christ Church in every season of life and for this we give thanks, and we are moved to ask the question from the Psalms — “What return can I make to the Lord for all the good He has given to me?”

Together in Christ,

The Rev. James P. Adams
Rector

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Pledge?

A pledge is not a gift made today. Rather, a pledge is your promise to provide a certain amount of financial support to the work of Christ Church in the year ahead. Each fall, members are asked to complete a pledge card for the year ahead, so the Finance Committee and Vestry can plan for the coming year's budget.

Christ Church does not have an endowment to fund day-to-day expenses. Annual pledges and offerings are the only source of support for worship and programs in our parish.

Why Should I Pledge?

Christ Church asks for our pledge now, so that our parish leadership can plan the program life of the parish for the year ahead, and do so with a balanced budget. Making an annual stewardship pledge is a commitment of your financial support for the coming year. You may fulfill your pledge on any schedule that meets your needs - weekly, monthly, quarterly or in one lump sum.

The vitality of the parish depends on your ongoing, committed support. This support includes your financial commitment, participation in worship and other parish activities, including the offering of your time and talent.

A pledge lets you plan your charitable giving for the year ahead, makes tax accounting easier, and allows Christ Church to plan its programs.

How Much Should I Give?

Suggested annual pledge: To better help you reach the goal of tithing, take some time to review the chart below. Find the income level in the first column that most closely matches your income, and then follow the numbers horizontally to determine annual levels of giving to the Church. Percentages are listed at the top with corresponding monthly tithing amounts below. Consider stepping up your giving by moving one or more columns to the right for your annual pledge.

Annual Income 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 15%
$40k 804 1596 2400 3204 3996 4800 6000
$60k 1200 2400 3600 4800 6000 7200 9000
$80k 1596 3204 4800 6396 8004 9600 12000
$100k 2004 3996 6000 8004 9996 12000 15000
$150k 3000 6000 9000 12000 15000 18000 22500
$200k 3996 8004 12000 15996 20004 24000 30000
$250k 5004 9996 15000 20004 24996 30000 37500
$300k 6000 12000 18000 24000 30000 36000 45000
How do I fulfill my pledge?

Making your pledge represents your promise to make contributions to Christ Church in the coming year. You may pledge online, use a pledge card found in the lobby, or send a confidential email to Sarah Wolf.

You may pay your pledge on any schedule that suits your needs during the course of the year.

You may make payments toward your pledge by placing a check in the offering plate on Sunday morning, by mail, online, through stock gifts or by authorized bank draft. For more information or to make your pledge, contact Sarah Wolf (919.834.6259 x110).