How can we express our gratitude for the many and varied blessings we have received from God?
We can use these gifts to help others - to serve our parish, to help others in our community, to serve our neighbors - to grow in faith together.
Ways to fulfill your pledge to Grace:
Dear members of Grace Church,
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well as we move slowly and steadily to a “new normal.”
Emerging into this new normal has been an exercise in faith, both as individuals and as a community. As the Stewardship Ministry begins Grace Church’s 2023 pledge campaign, we’re asking you to consider the essential role that faith plays in your support of Grace. We’re so convinced of the complementary nature of faith and stewardship that we’ve named our pledge campaign “Growing in Faith Together.”
In both small and big ways, Grace Church has demonstrated the power of faith in action, guided by stewardship, over the past year. Just a sample includes:
While our individual faith is powerful, it is further strengthened when we act as a community. It is an essential part of stewardship, which the Episcopal Church defines as, “What I do, with all that I have, after I say, I believe.”
Stewardship, simply put, is faith in action. It is both an expression of gratitude for the gifts we’ve been given and an investment in the continuing spiritual life of the Church.
As we move into 2023, we’re asking you to consider how your faith can demonstrate support for Grace’s ministries. Father John, the Wardens, and the Vestry have affirmed their ongoing commitment to our Ministry groups and their role in growing our faith.
Your pledge is not only an annual financial commitment to Grace and its ministries, but it is also a spiritual practice that helps us grow our faith community inside – and outside – of our Church.
As the 2023 budget is finalized, we are requesting that you consider increasing your pledge to factor in the inflationary pressures facing all of us. The final budget will be available in the coming days, and Vestry members will be happy to address any questions you may have.
On behalf of Father John, the Wardens, and the Vestry, please know that your continued support of Grace Church over these challenging years has been, and continues to be, deeply appreciated.
In faith, grace, and gratitude,
Chairman, Stewardship Committee