Be Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only Start Doing

Annual Giving

Logo and tag for 2018 Annual CampaignYour gifts to St. James’s make ministry happen. We have a bright future full of challenges and opportunities to serve Christ. Among other things, we are being called to deepen our own spiritual lives, to broaden our outreach, to strengthen our education and to nurture our youth fully in the faith.

There is tremendous energy, talent and commitment at this church, and we should be proud of our ministries that touch so many lives.

St. James’s has been surrounded by God’s grace…growing membership, renovated physical space, and innovative outreach programs. Our people and programs define St. James’s as “a steeple, a homing beacon, a spiritual GPS.” Imagine where else our spiritual GPS may lead us! A sound and expanded church budget will enable us to live more fully in our buildings and our mission to be “doers” of God’s word.

We have been entrusted with so many gifts from God. Let us use these gifts to “do good, to be rich in good works, generous , and ready to share.” Then, we will “take hold of the life that really is life.” (1 Timothy: 6:18-19)

Our new Peer-to-Peer format has tremendous support from our volunteer stewardship committees, and you can read more about that here.

View the 2018 Annual Campaign Case for Support here.

2017 Reflections. Read what parishioners have to say. View what parishioners have said in the previous campaign.

2016 Reflections. Read what parishioners have to say. View what parishioners have said in the previous campaign.

Please click here to reach our page to make an online donation. It’s EASY!

Vestry Statement on Annual Giving:

“What we give to the Church’s work in the world depends on the relationship each of us has with God. In considering a level of commitment, we must reflect on and pray about our thankfulness to God for the good things given to us in this life. The Vestry encourages charitable giving, with the hope that a pledge to support God’s work at St. James’s will be an individual’s or family’s largest charitable gift.

The Vestry acknowledges the Biblical tithe of 10 percent of annual income as the standard of giving to God’s work in the world. We strongly encourage our fellow Vestry members and parishioners to be mindful of the tithe as we prayerfully consider our financial commitment to the vital work and ministry of this congregation in our community and in the world.

We further recognize that in order to expect parishioners to contribute a larger percentage of their giving and time to St. James’s, the Church must communicate clearly how it uses its resources to support the ministries and maintenance of St. James’s.”

Automatic Withdrawal

If you would like to honor your pledge by automatic withdrawal from your personal account, please click here to access our online system. Using this option, the amount you designate is withdrawn from your account automatically on the day you specify for each month.

If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Hall or Poconna Thiel.

Did you know you can send your pledge through our smartphone app? St. James’s Doers is in the Google Play store and the iTunes App store. Or make a gift online or through at our new giving application on your smartphone. Just text “doers” to 77977.

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