From the Co-Chairs
How fortunate are we to have St. Paul’s as a part of our life? There is truly so much for which to be thankful — our sacred spaces, thriving ministries, impactful outreach, and an engaged community. The church finds a way to capture our hearts, allowing us to rejoice in God’s creation and to grow spiritually. We felt this way as a young, married couple 14 years ago, and those feelings have only grown stronger as our family has grown and our relationship with St. Paul’s has evolved.
We all have experienced a significant amount of change, disruption, and worry these past few years, but it has been comforting to have St. Paul’s helping us find our way. There is a great deal of pride in being a member of St. Paul’s, and we believe this has helped motivate so many to live out the word of God’s teachings and find opportunities to rejoice, even when we have had doubts. Our family has always been moved by the commitment, sacrifices, and generosity of the members of the St. Paul’s clergy, staff, and congregation to make the experience enriching for families and members of the community. And because of this, when we were asked to serve as stewardship chairs earlier this year, we immediately said yes.
This commitment as chairs has given us an opportunity on which to reflect that even in challenging times, there is opportunity to rejoice — in the friendships, in the spiritual growth, in the opportunities to serve in our community, and in the ability to envision the future for St. Paul’s. It is a great gift to be able to share in all the ways we rejoice at St. Paul’s — worship, choir, outreach, children’s and youth ministries, and fellowship.
Reflect on all those moments and opportunities when you and your family have rejoiced at St. Paul’s and experienced that unconditional love, support, and grace. Think about all those moments St. Paul’s allowed you to be in the position to offer that same experience to others. Rejoice in all that is good and recognize what has been provided through our ministries at St. Paul’s and our generous and faithful parishioners. It takes a combination of faith, commitment, and support in many ways, including financial support, to have thriving and growing programs and ministries.
We ask you to prayerfully consider how you can support the St. Paul’s by making a financial commitment — rejoice in all that we are able to give to the glory of God. Take time to slow down, be present, and thoughtfully consider the ways in which you can contribute, knowing that every pledge will make a positive difference to meet the needs and ministries of our church.
Jackie and Mike Piscetelli
Co-Chairs of the 2023 Stewardship Campaign
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.
Your pledge is your heartfelt, documented financial commitment to support St. Paul’s ministries and programs in the year ahead.
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.
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.
Yes. Pledges are kept confidential.
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.
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.
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.
Contact Margaret Turner, Director of Stewardship, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1210.