Faith-Filled Generosity

2021 Stewardship Campaign

As St. Thomas’ begins its 278th year, we gratefully acknowledge the generosity of those who have gone before us to establish the strong legacy of stewardship at St. Thomas’.  The act of stewardship, defined as “taking care of something,” is particularly challenging during this time of pandemic. As we all face challenges in our families and in our lives, it is all the more important to take care of ourselves and our communities by giving our time, our talent and our financial resources to the mission of St. Thomas’.

 

OUR SHARED MISSION

Following the example of Jesus Christ, our mission is to proclaim the love of God, and one another, through our worship and common life together. We accomplish this by living our community values every day: 

  • Welcoming and embracing all who seek the Living Word of God.
  • Giving our hearts, resources, and talents to one another and to God’s creation.
  • Teaching our parish family, young and old, in Christian faith and values.
  • Carrying out Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world.

YOUR 2021 COMMITMENT

Your annual pledge supports the mission and ministry that St. Thomas’ provides to our parish family as well as to the broader community. From our worship together, lifelong learning and music to virtual and in-person fellowship and our community  outreach supporting men, women and children in need, St. Thomas’ continues to meet the challenges of this time while focusing on living our Christian lives together–today, tomorrow and for years to come.

And, we excitedly await calling our next Rector, expanding our ministries and  taking advantage of the many opportunities to build and secure the future of St. Thomas’.  

Making your pledge now helps our Vestry, the church’s governing board, plan our ministries and manage our budget most effectively.  In a call to action, we are excited to announce a $50,000 challenge provided by a group of fellow parishioners.  This match will be a dollar-for-dollar match of new and increased pledges from our parishioners.  Please prayerfully consider your commitment and pledge to support our community through your Faith-Filled Generosity.

Please submit the Pledge form on this webpage or use the pledge card you received in the mail, by December 31st.  Once you have made your pledge, you can fulfill it by:

  • paying your pledge in full by check or online.
  • paying your pledge in installments by check. If you need offering envelopes, please contact Kim Baumiller at 410-363-1044 or by email at:  kbaumiller@stthomaschurch.us
  • conveniently scheduling your 2021 automated payments online.

To make or schedule secure pledge payments online, click here

FUTURE COMMITMENTS

In addition to vital annual support, 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 through our continued legacy of “Faith-Filled Generosity.”  If you would like information on planned giving, please contact the parish office at bparks@stthomaschurch.us.