To Make a Pledge Payment or Other Donation:
Members and friends of St. Peter's are invited to pledge or make a donation through our secure, online center. When you click the button, you'll see a giving form. In the Reference ID line, please simply list your name.
PLEASE NOTE: We are able to accept Visa and Master Card. We can not process Discover or American Express cards.
Thank you for your support of the mission and ministries of St. Peter's!
A pledge is a commitment made to the church and to God to give a specific amount and/or proportion of your income in the coming year, to fund the mission and ministries of the church. All are also invited to make pledges of work and wisdom to the church. These are also often expressed as "Time, Talent, and Treasure" -- or "Wealth, Wisdom, and Work," or even "Brains, Brawn, and Bucks," in the words of former Stewardship Team member Jacob Trimble.
At St. Peter's, the pledge campaign takes place in October and November, but commitment cards may be requested and filled out throughout the year -- or you can pledge electronically.
The church leadership -- in the Vestry and the Finance Committee -- then relies on the total amount pledged when preparing the spending plan for the next year. Pledges can be revised during the year if your financial situation changes.
Pledges can be honored by giving during the offering at Sunday worship services. Pledges can also be paid electronically using the Giving link on the homepage, or by checks sent directly from banks. For more information, check out these Frequently Asked Questions. To receive a pledge card, contact the Stewardship Ministry Team Chairman Robert Rupp.
Planned giving means giving to the church or other organizations after death, through such methods as wills, insurance policies, trusts, and so forth. At St. Peter's, unrestricted bequests and other planned gifts are invested in the Perpetual Memorial. You can read more about that in St. Peter's Investment Policy.
As much as we may not like to think so, all of us will someday die. Preparing for that eventuality is one of the most responsible ways that you can be a good steward of all that God has entrusted to you. To learn more about wills, trusts, charitable planned gifts, funeral planning, and other end-of-life issues, download this excellent hands-on workbook, the Life Planning Manual, prepared by the Stewardship Ministry Team with inspiration from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Washington.
To speak with Fr. Steve about remembering St. Peter's in your will, e-mail him at email@example.com. And if you have already remembered St. Peter's in your estate plan, download and turn in this form, so the church can acknowledge and thank you for your generosity.
ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE
Stewardship can be a loaded word. People often hear it and think about money and the annual October Beg-A-Thon where the church asks for money. But in its truest form, stewardship is about our need to give, and about the transformation that takes place in our lives and in our relationships with God and with the world around, when we give of ourselves. Giving is the very nature of God, and when we give, we become more like the One Who created us.
Far from being limited to merely financial giving, the Stewardship Ministry Team seeks to educate and engage people in the life-changing conversations about where God, grace, generosity, and giving intersect.
St. Peter's Perpetual Memorial
The St. Peter's Perpetual Memorial is an endowment designed to give thanks to God for the people who have been important in our lives and faith journeys. Gifts may be made in honor of living loved ones or in memory of loved ones who have gone on. The honored persons' names will be published each year on All Souls' Day in a special booklet, showing how much has been given in their honor over time. The third annual book was published November 2, 2014. It is available here as a .pdf, as well as in print at the church.
A minimum donation of $100 is sufficient to enroll someone in the memorial. However, that $100 need not be given by just one person, or at just one time. Once a particular enrollment has reached $100, there is no minimum for future donations to honor that person. To enroll your loved one, living or dead, fill out this enrollment form and either click "Submit" or print and mail or bring to church with your donation.
Donations to the Perpetual Memorial will never be spent; instead, the income they generate will be used in perpetuity to fund church projects, assuring that long after the donors have gone to heaven, their gifts will still be doing God's work here on earth. For more information, see the Perpetual Memorial Fact Sheet. @ http://www.slideshare.net/LeviHarris1/perpetual-memorial-booklet-2014-web