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Let Your Generosity Get Out of Hand

With all the excitement of the arrival of Simon Mainwaring, we bring you the 2018 Annual Canvass. This is a time of reflection, new beginnings, starting fresh and making a financial commitment. Please join us as we share stories about making this commitment to All Saints’ and pledge a portion of our incomes to God’s work in and around this vibrant parish. We will share stories in print and in video, on Facebook and in person encouraging you to Let Your Generosity Get Out of Hand!

Thank you for being here and taking part in this important ministry.

In Faith,

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Virginia Harrison
Chair, 2018 Annual Canvass

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.

Been pledging for several years? Remember that the largest expenses that churches have are employees. Clergy and staff make so many things possible in regards to worship, programs and ministry. Costs of employing people increase every year. Salary increases have been rare at All Saints’ in recent years and budgets are stretched tight. With our new Capital Campaign programs such as youth and young adults, we will need increased support to make programs successful. If you can, consider increasing your pledge to help with these costs.

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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