We hope that you will offer of your pledge as a sign of God's generosity in your life and of your commitment to the growth and fellowship of St. Mary's. There are a variety of ways to figure out how much to pledge. The Biblical standard is the tithe, or 10% of your income. Many people begin by pledging 1% and then increasing it by a percent every year or two. Some figure the amount they spend on vacation and give an equal amount to God. Others figure $1 per week for every $1000 of income. Perhaps the most important thing is to consider it prayerfully and thoughtfully. Did you know there are a number of ways to offer of your pledge? You can fill out a pledge card - found in both of our worship spaces - and put it in the offering plate. Or, you can let us know by filling out the form below. More than anything else, your pledge says "I am here and a part of the St. Mary's community! I am thankful to God for the gifts I have been given!"
enables us to heat, light and maintain our buildings for the work of ministry; supports our ability to continue with four services each weekend; supports the choir, the Altar Guild, the upkeep of the buildings; supports our ability to reach out in Christ to those in the community; enables us to offer Christian worship in a variety of forms—to families with young children, as well as those who have been around for a while, whose families are grown; supports our children and youth in their life in Christ and growth in faith: Nursery...Godly Play...Journey to Adulthood...camp scholarships...pilgrimages; supports our adults in their life in Christ and growth in faith: Sunday morning classes and book studies... Bible Study; helps pay clergy to support our work of worship, formation and outreach; supports our organist so we can have music; our office staff so we can have bulletins, the Minute, website, newletters and more; our sexton so we can have a clean church! It signifies your personal practice of generosity, service and love.
Your pledge makes it happen!
The Stewardship Commission is led Trish Culver (401-683-6549). Meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month in the Parish House.
2013 Pledge Card - You can print this form, fill it out, and mail it to St. Mary's Church. You may also save it to your computer, fill it out, and email it to: .
Pledge Online for 2013 - Use the form below to send your stewardship pledge or capital campaign pledge directly to the treasurer via email.