ach fall, the Annual Campaign
asks parishioners to prayerfully consider the abundance of God’s blessings in our lives, to look at our household budgets, and determine the weekly or monthly amount each household chooses to give to the Church during the coming year. Vestry pairs our “intentions to give” with planned operating expenses, to establish a responsible Annual Operating Budget
for the following year. Hence, the prompt return of a Pledge Form
is vital to good stewardship.
Ordinary Income (the pledge envelopes and cash collected in the offering plate each week) pays for Trinity’s weekly operating costs: wages and benefits for clergy and staff, utilities, insurance, Diocesan contributions, and the expenses incurred by Trinity’s Commissions (worship, education, pastoral care, etc.). Think of this income as our checking account.
(For planning purposes, investment income and mortgage expense are counted separately.)
Click here to print a Pledge Form.
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