Annual Stewardship Campaign 2019
September 30th, we begin our Annual Giving season, when we each pledge our financial commitment as part of the St. Alban's family. This year our theme comes from the Gospel of John, Chapter 15, verse 5, when Jesus says “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit.” You are invited, in light of God’s abundant love and generosity, to prayerfully consider your annual financial contribution to St. Alban’s and then make a pledge for the coming year. St. Alban’s needs our financial support to thrive and grow. St. Alban's is going to keep bearing good fruit, and you are invited to be a part of it!
What should I consider as I determine my pledge?
Prayer. We are members of St. Alban’s because of our love and commitment to Christ, so don’t forget to ask for God’s help to guide you.
Your life’s blessings. Your pledge is a response of gratitude and joy for all you have been given.
St. Alban’s impact on your life. Is it the liturgy, our service to others in the community and the world, our life-long Christian education, the music, or the fellowship and fun? All of these things are made possible by our pledges.
St. Alban’s is not just another “charity.” We all give to worthy causes, but the church is more than a non-profit. We are a family. We are God’s family. Your pledge is an affirmation of your faith and commitment to ensure the vitality of our parish, as we have done since 1956.
Challenge yourself. In the end, pledging is about letting go of our agenda so that we can say yes to God’s agenda for us. It is when we stretch beyond the limits of our comfort zones that true transformation happens.
Our Goals. In 2018, 186 pledges were made for a total of $544,242. In 2019, our goal is to have 200 pledges for a total of $570,000. This increase will allow St. Alban's to retain our highly valued staff, maintain our facility, and enhance our Outreach ministries. You are invited to be a part of this exciting effort.
Every pledge matters. Our annual budget is made up of pledges of all sizes. Your pledge makes a difference, no matter the amount.