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Stewardship Ministry

The Stewardship Ministry Team designs and implements the annual stewardship campaign to meet the budgetary needs of parish. This committee works closely with the rector and the vestry to design a campaign that will lead parishioners to make thoughtful and deliberate choices in contributing to the needs of the parish.

Ways of Giving to Your Church
All contributions, unless otherwise designated, are allocated to the operating budget of the parish. This budget is based on the pledges made during the fall stewardship campaign.  Contributions to the operating budget are made through cash plate offerings and individual cash or check pledge offerings. Automatic bank drafts are available and are an easy way to give regularly.  

Gifts of stock have an added tax  benefit since the contribution is deductible at the current market value, without regard for its cost basis.  In the Episcopal Church, the standard of giving is the tithe.

Memorial Fund

  • Gifts given in memory of church members and friends are used to provide funds for items not generally included in the budget.
  • Families of the deceased may decide between four memorial offerings: 
  • Building Memorials are used for the construction and maintenance of the church buildings and grounds.
  • Worship Memorials are used for purchase of hymnals, prayer books, vestments, altar linens, and other items to aid in worship.
  • Education/Outreach Memorials are used for speaker programs, mission trips, Christian programs, and similar activities sponsored by the church.
  • Undesignated Memorials are left to the discretion of the Memorial Committee.

Building Fund
Donations may be made to the Building Fund to provide continued capital support for the church's properties, such as replacement of the HVAC system in the Barr Center.

Seminary Fund
Gifts to the seminary fund provide support for tuition and living expenses of seminarians from St. John’s. 

Altar Flowers 
Altar flower donations can be given in honor or memory of loved ones and is announced in the weekly bulletin.

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