Good Works

From the Co-Chairs

Our 2024 stewardship theme is “Good Works,” based on a verse from 1 Timothy 6:18 in which the Apostle Paul writes, “Do good, that they may be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share.”

The next time you enter the front of the church, pause and look up above the door.  The words “A House of Prayer for All People” are etched above our front door. St. Paul’s believes in and lives this mission. We believe that our backgrounds, denominational histories, political opinions, ages, and ethnicities make up this extraordinary community.  But how can we reach beyond our doors and be rich in good works and willing to share in a way that genuinely makes St. Paul’s a house of prayer for ALL?

One evening after dropping the children at choir practice, we noticed the Knollwood Baptist Church bus parked in our lot. We inquired and learned that that bus was being used in partnership for our Summer Enrichment Program. We celebrated this program with a packed congregation one Sunday in July, and the shared feeling of “Good Work” was alive and present!

Giving generously allows St. Paul’s to seek out creative ways to reach our congregation and beyond. This year we will continue many of the practices where we do good, such as the Summer Enrichment Program, currently in its 50th year, while also exploring new opportunities to serve God and our neighbor.

As we move into our new stewardship year, please prayerfully consider ways to do good, be rich in good works, and be willing to share to make St. Paul’s a house of prayer for all people.

Ben and Alyson Baker


Each fall, St. Paul’s asks every parishioner to make a financial commitment to support the ongoing ministries of church during the coming year. If you are new to the church or about to make your first-ever pledge, we hope these questions and answers will be helpful.

What is a pledge?

Your pledge is your heartfelt, documented financial commitment to support St. Paul’s ministries and programs in the year ahead.

Why not simply give as I can through the offering collection plate?

Campaign pledges provide the Vestry with an estimate of expected income essential to the preparation of he church’s annual budget. St. Paul’s simply cannot operate and thrive without a reasonable estimate of its financial resources. Your pledge reinforces the importance of God and St. Paul’s in your life.

How much should I pledge?

Your pledge is a personal decision between God, you and your family. It should be grounded in your faith, love and commitment to God’s work through St. Paul’s. It requires reflection, prayer and priority.

Is my pledge confidential?

Yes. Pledges are kept confidential.

How can I pay my pledge?

There are several convenient ways to honor your pledge, including monthly credit card payments, monthly bank draft payments,  personal checks using pledge envelopes or payments of appreciated stocks and IRA payments.

Do you accept pre-payments for next year’s pledge?

Yes. We are glad to accept pre-payments. Please let us know on your pledge card that you plan to pay your 2023 pledge in advance.

What if I need to update and change my pledge amount?

We understand that life’s circumstances do change, often unexpectedly. Contact the church to have your pledge amount adjusted at any time during the year.

Want to know more?

Contact Director of Stewardship, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1210.