We Are St. Paul’s
Building the future together
2020 Pledge Information
WE CELEBRATE FAITH
We rejoice in God’s presence through our music, prayers, gospel, sermon and gathering around the altar for the Eucharist. Worship is at the heart of our common life – where we experience the Holy Spirit, who leads us day by day deeper into the mysteries of life.
WE CREATE COMMUNITY
Our church, sanctuary, Sherill Hall and Gale House provide sacred spaces where we can gather together, pray and play together, seek peace and solace together. And each provides a home for a myriad of programs that sustain and serve others in the wider community and world.
WE SERVE TOGETHER
We serve together in outreach and in-reach activities. Special community events raise additional funds to support our outreach ministries, such as Family Promise, Natick Service Council, Pine Street Inn, B-SAFE, our sister church in Haiti. We also care for each other through pastoral care, prayer shawls, a healing ministry and meals ministry.
You are a vital member of our community. Together we are building the future. We need your participation in pledging to keep St. Paul’s vibrant and to ensure that future!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are pledges important? Episcopal churches are self-funded. St. Paul’s relies on Stewardship pledges to fund nearly 80% of the operations of our church life.
What is the Pledge Goal for 2020? The #1 goal is 100% Participation. We will have a balanced budget if we reach $420,000 in pledges, and an average pledge of $3,000. Every pledge, of any size, is valued.
Why is it better to pledge vs. put money in the offering plate each week? A formal pledge allows the Vestry and Finance Committee to prepare a sound, realistic budget. Also, potential new Rectors will be interested in the level of support among the St. Paul’s community and our financial health as a parish.
May I change my pledge? Yes, you may adjust your financial commitment at any time by contacting the church office.
The pledge campaign closes on November 10, 2019.
If you are new, we hope you will consider a pledge when you begin to think of St. Paul’s as your “church home.”
More Questions? Please contact Stewardship Chair, Joanne Butler