What is “stewardship”? Stewardship means how we intentionally use and care for the resources (time, talent, treasure) God generously gave us in the first place. Practicing good stewardship is a year-round and lifelong endeavor. However, every Fall we spend time thinking and praying about our stewardship as individuals and as a church and then we invite folks to fill out a pledge card for the coming year. We’re a church with a rich range of ministries, programs, and ways to connect with one another and God. And to succeed in this mission, your financial support is critical.
What is "pledging"? A pledge is simply informing the church what you intend to give in the next year. Filling out a pledge card enables the vestry (the church's elected lay leadership body) to set a budget which pays for our clergy & staff, maintains our building, and develops programs & ministries that bless us and our surrounding communities.
What is "giving"? Giving means the actual contribution (whether you give online, in the offering plate, or through the mail).
**Filling out a pledge card simply means you intend to give; it is not an automatic bank transfer. And, likewise, if you give online but don't fill out a pledge card, we don't know your intentions for further giving (and therefore can't make an accurate budget).
Therefore we encourage people to fill out a pledge card and then give accordingly.