St. Paul's budget operates on a pledge system: each fall, members make a financial pledge for the following year, which allows St. Paul's to plan for future ministry. New members may make a pledge at any time of the year.
St. Paul's expects that every member pledge a proportion of his or her income to the church. When determining your pledge, we recommend the Biblical standard of the tithe; since all our blessings come from God, a portion of our income is given back to God through the ministry of the church.
Pledges may be paid by the week, by the month, quarterly, or by the year. Some members, rather than giving money, give securities.
Pledges cover all costs involved in doing ministry: personnel, programs for spiritual life, upkeep for buildings and grounds, office expenses, insurance, etc.
Special programs, such as outreach to the community and building for the future, come out of separate, restricted funds.
Pledges are made at the annual gathering on Stewardship Sunday each November.
After pledges are totaled, the next year's budget is prepared by financial trustees of the church. When costs are higher than pledges, St. Paul's must draw from diminishing reserves, whose purpose is not to support the annual budget.
St. Paul's needs your pledge to continue its ministries.
Please continue to support the local food drive either with donated nonperishable items, or with your monetary contributions (checks can be made out to St. Paul’s, with CAN noted in the memo line). Thank you.