Out of Thanksgiving: People give in thanksgiving to God for all that God has already given them.How do I decide how much to give?
Out of Commitment to St. Mary’s: Pledging both signals and deepens one’s commitment to the church.
Because they have received: Many people give because they have received from our many ministries at St. Mary’s. What have you received from St. Mary’s?
For Spiritual Growth: People give in order to learn that it is more blessed to give than to receive and to control one’s money instead of letting it control them.
Because St. Mary’s needs it: A strong budget is essential for the programs, staffing, building maintenance, and support that uphold the vital ministry we all do together.
Consider Bingham's thoughts on pledging as a way to grow in your faith.
Also, read about St. Mary's Budge Committee's three-year plan
for how we can maintain our current level of ministries in the face of some economic changes.
Additionally, consider the materials we sent out in our parishioner pledge packets in October. We sent packets to parishioners who pledged to our 2014 budget and packets to parishioners who didn't pledge in 2014. In addition to the brochures for pledgers and non-pledgers, the packets included this brochure: Making your Financial Pledge to St. Mary’s: A step-by-step guide to a prayerful decision
Making a Donation
Fulfilling Your Pledge to St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s Endowment Fund
Current Pledge Campaign