Giving

2019 Annual Canvass

Each of us brings our faith to the table in different ways. For some it is a prayer at the start of each meal. For others it is Eucharist on Sunday mornings. Our family brings faith to the table when we share stories or when we are engaged with our church community. The Annual Canvass is our chance to make a pledge for the coming year that brings our faith and our generosity to the table. Please join us in thoughtfully considering your pledge for 2019.


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Faith to Table Dinner Update

 

Were you able to attend a Faith to Table dinner? Dinners were held in 47 different homes around the city. With an average of eight attending each dinner, 400 parishioners participated.

Each dinner featured informal and fun conversation as well as moderated time at the dinner table to invite each guest to share a story of faith . In the center of each dinner table was a stack of easy questions about faith that invited storytelling. From “Where are the places you experience God the most?” to “When have you had an opportunity to ‘love thy neighbor’?”

Here is a note from one dinner participant:

My husband and I had such a great time at our Faith to Table Dinner- we were skeptical at first but delighted by what a nice time we had! What started with questions, ended with blessings, memories and new friendships!


How much should I pledge?

There is no single answer to this question. We believe that it is in giving that we receive and that generosity is not only an antidote to anxiety, but also a spiritual practice that helps us receive in particular, the promises of the gospel. We do not presume to tell you how much to pledge but are happy to offer some ways of thinking about this spiritual practice that others have found helpful.

Giving as a percentage of income. Many Christians aspire to give away 10% or more of their income to what they believe to be God’s purposes in the world. If this is your first pledge we encourage you to start with whatever amount you think you can manage, but to think about it as a percentage of your income. Can you offer 1%? More? Less? Choose a percentage and try and increase the percentage that you offer each year. Remember a pledge not only helps us be conscious about our practice, but also helps those who lead our church be good and faithful stewards of the gifts we release. A pledge however is just that: a pledge of intention. Sometimes our circumstances change and we can alter our pledge at any time with a call or email to our office.

Memorials and Gifts: One-time gifts in memory or honor of loved ones.

We encourage financial gifts to the church in honor of or in memory of your friends and loved ones. These gifts support many aspects of worship at All Saints’. All Saints’ sends acknowledgement letters to family members for these gifts of any amount. Remember to mark your gifts: Memorial and Gifts. Thank you All Saints’ and friends! For more information contact Richard G. Hall.

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