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Annual Giving

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Each 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 .

 

Five myths of Pledging

Reality: In order to create a responsible, balanced budget, the Vestry must rely on the best available information — not guesswork.
Reality: Every pledge demonstrates an important commitment to the ministries of our church. Pledges represent our best record of contributing members.
Reality: Your pledge lets us know what you plan to give, which assists us in budgeting. If your financial situation changes later and you must adjust your pledge, just let the Treasurer know.
Reality: In order to preserve and grow our endowment, Trinity will use no more than 5% of the endowment in any given year. We cannot erode the principle of our endowment to meet annual operating costs—this fund is intended to serve Trinity for decades to come.
Reality: Good stewardship requires that we create a balanced budget based on actual pledge commitments. We cannot speculate about special gifts or bequests to meet our daily operating expenses.