Christian stewardship is the grateful and responsible use of God's gifts. As Christian stewards, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit and commit ourselves to conscious, purposeful decisions.
At St. Paul’s, we consider ourselves to be “receivers who give.” We are guided by the understanding that all we have is a gift from God, and that what we call stewardship is simply a matter of giving back to God and God's church.
Stewardship involves the Church's finances, of course, but it is much more than that. Stewardship is serving God by giving of ourselves in the form of our treasure, time and talent. We make an annual financial pledge to the Church budget. We dedicate our time to put our talents to use in various ministries of the church. We make plans for gifts to the church that reach beyond our individual lifetimes. In learning about Stewardship, we seek to understand how best to use our own resources and those of this world in pursuit of God's kingdom.
Click on one of links below to learn more about a particular aspect of stewardship at St. Paul’s.
Every Fall, St. Paul's runs a stewardship campaign to plan for the following year. We are blessed to have wonderful clergy, staff, music, education and outreach programs. The financial commitments from our parish support these programs.
As part of the Diocese of Massachusetts TogetherNow Campaign, St. Paul's launched a comprehensive campaign in 2013 with the goal to raise $1 million to complete much-needed repairs to church buildings and to increase staffing to support our vibrant ministries. The parish has reached over 70 percent of this goal and is the final stages of a building renovation project. The comprensive campaign overview provides more details on campaign progress.
By including St. Paul's in your will or other estate plans, in addition to providing tax benefits for your family you will be helping to sustain our commitment to liturgy, preaching, study, and service in our community well into the future.
Please contact the church office (email@example.com) for additional information. We can put you in touch with our planned giving advisor.