A Call to Love; Giving Campaign 2017
Please take the time to read the following before filling our your estimate of giving.
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Having prayed about this annual pledge to fund the mission of St. Anne’s Church in 2017 and in the context of gratitude for all that God has given to me/our family, please be advised of our promise to contribute (fill in below) during the next fiscal year (January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017). See below for how you would like to pay for this pledge.
(I/we realize that in the event of a change in my/our financial position in 2017, we can confidentially adjust our pledge by calling the clergy)
Your Giving Estimate As A Percent Of Income
Why look at your pledge as a percent of your income? As Christian stewards of God's gifts to our lives, we believe that what we have belongs to God and must be used to accomplish God's purpose. Several General Conventions of the Episcopal Church, as well as the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, have affirmed 10% of income as the biblical standard giving. While we do not want to be legalistic about such percentages, it can be a helpful discipline to budget our expenditures so that we can intentionally reserve a percentage for God's work. It may also be helpful in re-estimating your giving if your circumstances change. If you have questions about percentage giving, feel free to speak to the rector or a member of the vestry with whom you feel comfortable.