At St. Stephen’s, we are blessed by all of the many ways our parish family enables us to encounter Christ in community. When we worship in our beautiful Nave or Chapel, grow in faith through our many formation ministries, serve others inside and outside our walls, or enjoy fellowship with friends, we share in the how the Spirit is moving in our midst. Stewardship is an outward sign of how we give back to a faith community that means so much to each of us. We can show our gratitude by sharing our time, talents and treasure. Ministering to others, teaching in Children’s or Youth Ministry and caring for our church buildings are all examples of ways in which we can be good stewards.
Giving of a yearly financial pledge is the primary method of funding St. Stephen’s ministries and operations – it literally keeps the lights on. Making an annual commitment enables our parish to plan for the coming year based on a predictable financial base. Each fall we hold a pledge drive which culminates on Covenant Sunday when we gather as one body to worship and celebrate as we pledge our financial commitment for the coming year.
SHARING OUR STORIES
The theme of our campaign is fall is Growing in Faith, Growing to Serve. Over the coming weeks leading up to Covenant Sunday, you will hear stories from a few parishioners of our parish on their experiences in the St. Stephen’s community have enriched their faith and life. We want to hear from you! Share YOUR personal reflection on how you are growing and serving with St. Stephen’s. Throughout the month of October, stay tuned to all of our communication channels as we share reflections from across the parish.
COVENANT SUNDAY – OCTOBER 27
Covenant Sunday, the culmination of the end of our annual fall pledge drive, is Sunday, October 27th. We will gather as one body to worship and celebrate as we pledge our financial commitment for the coming year. We will have ONE worship service at 10:00 AM followed by our Celebration Brunch. All are welcome! There is no cost for the brunch, we simply ask that you RSVP below.
MAKING A PLEDGE
Current members can expect to receive pledge cards in the mail mid-October or you may use any of the pledging options below.
If you are new to St. Stephen’s and are interested in participating, great! You may use the options below to pledge or look for pledge cards at the church mid-October.
- Make your pledge: Pledge Online
- Authorize an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) – simply download and email to Nancy Wood or drop off at the church office. NOTE: If you have used an electronic transfer to fund your pledge in the past, you will need to re-authorize your EFT for 2020.
- Make a gift of stock by contacting Nancy Wood via email or through the church office