"Welcome in love, worship with joy, grow in faith, and seek and serve Christ in all persons"
St. Paul's is a place where "God Happens". The connection and energy of this vibrant church is evident during Sunday worship, with strong music and youth education, and through our ongoing outreach programs in Natick, Boston and beyond. After much prayer and discussion, St. Paul's launched its first-ever comprehensive campaign to improve the health and strength of these ministries into the future with improved buildings and additional staffing. This is an extraordinary initiative above an beyond the annual stewardship campaign to address larger strategic needs.
As part of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachussetts TogetherNow Campaign, St. Paul's will contribute 30 percent of campaign contributions to support diocesan programs throughout the state, New England and global mission outreach.
The remaining 70 percent of funds raised over this five-year initiative will be used to support key needs for St. Paul's. Two primary initiatives for St. Paul's include building & property improvements (which includes providing handicap access to Gale House and refurbishing Sherrill Hall, kitchen and bathrooms), as well as staffing support (additional hours for our Associate Rector, Director of Christian Education, and our Music Director, all of which are funded only part-time in our annual budget). The full Case for Support outlines the proposed allocation plan in detail.
Prior to the launch of the comprehensive campaign, St. Paul's conducted a two year long-range strategic planning process to determine these parish priorities. Long range planning documentation, including results of a parish survey, interviews and discussions can be found here.
To pledge to the campaign, complete a TogetherNow pledge form and submit it to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Contributions can be made with a combination of cash gifts and pledges payable over the next five years.