What is a stewardship pledge?
A stewardship pledge is a commitment, made after deliberate and prayerful consideration, to contribute a specific amount of money to the parish community. It is a reflection of your gratitude for God’s abundant grace in your life. Pledging enables the Vestry to make realistic budget projections for the coming calendar year. We hope that all households will make a
stewardship pledge—even if it is only a small amount per week—as an expression of a vital commitment to Christ Church.
Is there a minimum amount I have to pledge in order to be a member at Christ Church?
No. All gifts, great and small are gratefully received at Christ Church. Please don’t let the ability or inability to pledge affect your whether or not you show up to church. We are glad you’re here.
What if I really can’t give financially?
Please don’t feel that lack of financial giving is a barrier to your being a part of Christ Church. Remember, gifts of time and talent are just as important expressions of stewardship.
How can I pay my pledge?
Christ Church accepts checks, cash (through giving envelopes – distributed at the end of the year) and securities. You can also add Christ Church as a payee in your bank’s online bill pay feature.
Are my gifts to Christ Church tax deductible?
Yes your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal and state law. You will receive a statement from the treasurer at the end of the year detailing your tax deductible contributions.
What’s a good way to figure out what my pledge will be?
Prayer is a great start! Pledging and giving regularly is a great spiritual discipline. Traditionally, we’ve been taught to tithe to the church, or give 10 percent of our income. Please see the table on the Pledge Card insert for suggestions for giving. We encourage you to give what you can, whether it’s a dollar, five or five hundred a week.
What if I pledge and my circumstances change?
Your pledge to Christ Church is not a commitment set in stone. It’s your best guess of what you intend to give. If you find that your financial circumstances change in the course of a year – that’s OK – your pledge can be revised.
How can I submit my pledge?
You can submit your pledge by mailing the pledge card to the office, dropping it in the plate on Sunday, or online. Click to submit pledge on-line.
Who can I talk to about my pledge?
You can talk to Kurt Ellison, Parish Administrator (301-942-4673) or any adult member of the stewardship committee about your pledge.