God calls each of us to participate in the life of our parish family in different ways. When we answer ‘yes’ to that call, we can do much more together than we can do alone. At St. Alban’s, we strive to be faithful stewards of the gifts God has given us. Our Finance Committee, Vestry, and Rector are committed to using the gifts given by parishioners through financial pledges and other offerings to further God's mission through St. Alban’s.
Annual Season of Giving: Keep the Faith
Welcome to the 2020 St. Alban’s Annual Season of Giving
This year, we invite you to Keep The Faith through this uniquely challenging time and keep going. Recognizing that this year has not been easy for any of us, one way that we keep the faith is by looking beyond what is hard right now and focusing on our blessings. Part of faithfully taking care of ourselves involves keeping our minds and hearts focused on what is positive and hopeful -- even amidst tremendous difficulty -- by giving thanks and leaning into our faith.
The annual stewardship campaign provides important information to our Vestry and Finance Committee as they craft our Ministry Funding Plan for 2021. Much like a household budget, knowing what funds can be expected allows St. Alban's to be a good steward of resources. Starting today, we invite pledges through November 29, Commitment Sunday. 2020 Season of Giving brochures and pledge cards will be mailed out next week, and we'll also distribute the packets to those who stop by the "Meet Rev. Anne" event on Saturday, Nov. 7. This year we are again offering an online pledge card where it's easy and safe for you to submit your pledge using an electronic form. You can also mail in your pledge card, or drop it in the offertory basket any Sunday in November.
Throughout this season, we invite you to hear and share stories about how various parishioners have been keeping the faith. These stories will be featured in this weekly email, at the Sunday service, and on our social media pages. Even in 2020, the Annual Season of Giving is a time for us to reflect on our lives and discern how to faithfully financially support the practical realities of operating St. Alban’s.
As you pray on the true stories of how keeping the faith enriches life, we ask you to consider a pledge of your financial treasure to fund St. Alban’s staff, ministries, buildings and grounds, and operations for the next year, 2021, as thanks for God’s many gifts.
- Digitally submit your pledge card here.
- Watch testimonials from parishioners on our YouTube channel here.
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