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Financial stewardship is an important component of a balanced spiritual life.

What is a pledge?

A pledge is an estimate of your giving intent.

Why do I need to pledge?

Pledging allows you to make intentional decisions about your financial giving.  When you plan ahead for your giving, you make conscious choices about spending your money in ways that reflect your faith and values.

Receiving your pledge allows our Vestry, the church’s governing board, to do for our parish community what you do for your household: plan wisely for the use our resources in support of the mission and ministry to which God has called us.  The Vestry sets a budget based on the total amount pledged to the church.  While regular giving that is not pledged is important to the parish, your pledge lets the Vestry plan more accurately.

Your pledge amount may be changed, increased or decreased during the year, at any time as your financial circumstances change, just speak to Joan+ or Richard+.

How do I pledge?

Annual pledges at Emmanuel are made each year.  While our annual stewardship campaign is held in the fall, pledges may be made at any time. You can pledge on our web site or speak to Joan+ or Richard+.

How do I pay my pledge?

Paying your pledge is a matter of personal preference.  You may pay weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly via cash or checks.

•In the offering plate at our services
•By mail
•On line banking
•On line giving

How much should I pledge?

Determining the amount of your annual pledge is between you and God.  The church does offer some guidelines to assist you as you make this important decision.

What is proportionate giving?

Proportionate giving is basing your pledge amount on a percentage of your income.

What is a tithe?

A tithe is 10% of your income.  A tithe may sound like an unattainable goal to begin with, but if you start with a certain percentage and increase that percentage each year, you can meet the tithing goal you set,