We give to our church as a thanksgiving for our blessings — it is an act that all of us have the privilege to do. We give because this is a part of how we live in community.
Living in community enables us to be receivers of God’s word and doers of God’s word. Being a Christian in this vibrant spiritual community means you too are needed to make it all work, to be an integral member of our church. You receive and you give.
St. James’s has financial requirements to grow our community and our many ministries. Your commitment will enable our Vestry to finalize plans this fall for a robust and spirit-filled 2020 full of worship, music, Christian formation, outreach, and more.
There is tremendous energy, talent and commitment at this church, and we are proud of our ministries that touch so many lives.
St. James’s has been surrounded by God’s grace… growing membership, renovated physical space, and innovative outreach programs. Our people and programs define St. James’s as “a steeple, a homing beacon, a spiritual GPS.” Imagine where else our spiritual GPS may lead us! A sound and expanded church budget will enable us to live more fully in our buildings and our mission to be “doers” of God’s word.
Tools for your prayerful decision:
View the 2020 Gratitude Report. Read our Pledge Q&A’s. Uncertain of how much to commit? See the Financial Generosity is a Spiritual Journey chart to calculate the proportion of your gift.
Please click here to reach our page to make an online donation. It’s EASY!
Your gift is pure grace.
Vestry Statement on Annual Giving:
“What we give to the Church’s work in the world depends on the relationship each of us has with God. In considering a level of commitment, we must reflect on and pray about our thankfulness to God for the good things given to us in this life. The Vestry encourages charitable giving, with the hope that a pledge to support God’s work at St. James’s will be an individual’s or family’s largest charitable gift.
The Vestry acknowledges the Biblical tithe of 10 percent of annual income as the standard of giving to God’s work in the world. We strongly encourage our fellow Vestry members and parishioners to be mindful of the tithe as we prayerfully consider our financial commitment to the vital work and ministry of this congregation in our community and in the world.
We further recognize that in order to expect parishioners to contribute a larger percentage of their giving and time to St. James’s, the Church must communicate clearly how it uses its resources to support the ministries and maintenance of St. James’s.”
If you would like to honor your pledge by automatic withdrawal from your personal account, please click here to access our online system. Using this option, the amount you designate is withdrawn from your account automatically on the day you specify for each month.
Did you know you can send your pledge through our smartphone app? St. James’s Doers is in the Google Play store and the iTunes App store. Or make a gift online or through at our new giving application on your smartphone. Just text “doers” to 77977.