About Pledging


A pledge to St. Paul’s is a financial promise and commitment to support our parish and its missions in the coming year. Your pledge is an act of faith that connects you more deeply to our church. Many find spiritual joy in making a generous pledge to support God’s work through the church. While pledges guide our budget for the year, they can be adjusted, up or down, if your circumstances change.
Members of the Episcopal Church frequently support their parish through generous pledges of their time and talent (through volunteering) and treasure (through financial pledges). We appreciate and encourage all members to pledge whatever they can.
From a spiritual perspective, we are called upon to be generous and joyful givers of our time, talents and treasure, to support God’s church. Giving to support missions we believe in gives us joy, and makes us feel more connected to our parish. There are many opportunities to serve and get involved. From a practical viewpoint, stewardship is a shared responsibility and duty that we undertake to care for and maintain our parish and its missions. It is the combined energy and financial support of families and individual members that make possible all that we are and do as a parish. Pledges and gifts provide a substantial portion of the funds for our annual parish budget.
Pledges indicate your intended financial donation to the parish for the coming year. They convey a level of commitment that strengthens our bonds with the parish, and they are needed by the wardens and vestry for planning ahead responsibly. Gifts are always welcome and appreciated.
There are three easy ways to make your pledge:
  1. Mail your pledge card to the church office.
  2. Drop your pledge card in the plate during the offertory any Sunday up to Commitment Sunday.
  3. Pledge online on this website.

Timely pledges are essential for prudent budgeting and planning for the coming year.

St. Paul’s depends on a relatively small number of pledges (less than 150) for the majority of its budget. Please give St. Paul’s a high place in your annual giving, and make a pledge that feels to you like a major gift! This is a very personal decision, but there are guiding principles. The Biblical tithe of 10% of income is a worthy goal, and some members joyfully reach this pinnacle.  Our average gift in 2019 was $2000. Whatever level of giving you are at, we ask that you consider increasing your pledge for this year, making the most generous pledge you can.