Stewardship

“Our life and ministry are not about ourselves. We are called to serve our living Lord. Many people in our community participate in different ministries beyond the walls of the church and uphold the presence of Christ. We continue to bear witness to a hope that touches people in their searching, hunger, and pain. We encourage people to discover faith and enter into the life of St. Thomas’. We call the people of St. Thomas’ to reach out to the world. We are growing in many ways, and we are moving forward. Support the ministries of this church through your own contributions.”

The Rev. Dr. Malcolm A. Ellis, Rector

Planned Giving at St. Thomas’ Church

Planned gifts (gifts made through bequests in wills or through life-income gifts) hold enormous potential for the St. Thomas’ community of faith. Establishing and maintaining an active planned giving program is a vital ministry that offers church members the opportunity to make a final testament to the importance of their Christian faith, and can help ensure resources will be available in the future to do the important work of the Church.

What is a Pledge?

A pledge is an estimate of giving; some call it a statement of intent. Your pledge amount may be changed, increased, or decreased during the year at any time as your financial circumstances change.

Why should I Pledge?

Pledging allows you to make intentional decisions about your financial giving. When you plan ahead for your giving, you make conscious choices about spending your money in ways that reflect your faith and values. Receiving your pledge allows our Vestry, the church’s governing board, to do for our parish community what you do for your household: Plan wisely for the use our resources in support of the mission and ministry to which God has called us. The Vestry sets a budget based on the total amount pledged to the church. While regular giving that is not pledged is important to the parish, your pledge lets the Vestry plan more accurately for the ministry we can accomplish.

Please use or pledge form to the right or