Thank you for your gift supporting the ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church. The Donate button below will link you to our online giving platform.
Fall Stewardship for 2022
Stewardship is a year-round practice, but each fall, we ask members and friends of Grace to consider a pledge of monies to be shared with the church in the following calendar year. This helps us plan our budget and explore innovative ways to worship, grow in faith, and reach out to our community.
Below, you can click the button to pledge online, or download the form and mail it to the church office. Dedication Sunday is November 21.
This Is What Love Looks Like
Over the past year, Grace has weathered the ups and downs of a long but hopeful year amidst the pandemic. Online or masked and six feet apart, we haven't let distance lessen our love in action. As the videos below remind us, we have worshiped, studied scripture, discussed principles of Christianity and contemporary topics, and given and received care through cards, phone calls, and prayers. We've baptized babies and provided a safe, in-person environment in our preschool. We've furnished apartments for Afghan refugees. And we've provided outside activities that have allowed us to get to know our neighbors.
This is indeed what love looks like (Acts 2:45-47)!
Through children's discipleship, we offered outdoor worship and service activities that brought in all ages!
Our youth have found meaning in outdoor service projects and fellowship activities.
Adult discipleship continues to adapt to online venues to engage in lively discussions on scriptures that anchor us and on guiding principles to live out our faith in these times.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is stewardship?
Stewardship is the practice of recognizing God as the source of all gifts. We believe that God has blessed us with resources of time, talent, and money and that we have a responsibility to use these gifts to further the work of God in the world. At Grace, we strive to use our communal resources to identify needs in the community and in the world and to reach out with the love and justice of Jesus Christ.
What does it mean to make a pledge?
Making a pledge is an informal commitment to contribute financially in the coming year. Pledges help the church budget, plan programs, and forecast mission support. So, making a financial pledge is also a spiritual commitment to share in the mission and ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church.
How do I pay my pledge?
You can request weekly offering envelopes to use or use any appropriate envelope. Mail or drop off checks, make one-time or recurring contributions on Easytithe, or set up a recurring monthly pledge on your bank account or credit card.
I’m thinking about pledging, but I’m uncertain of next year's income. If I have a change in my status, can I adjust my pledge?
Yes, your estimate of giving can be changed (up or down) at any time for any reason in a confidential way. Just contact the church office to put you in touch with the treasurer.
Who will see my pledge and my giving?
At Grace, only our receiving treasurer and finance elder ever see your pledges or giving record. Our finance committee receives a report of the pledged amounts without names attached for planning purposes. Pastors, other staff, and other members will never know how much you pledge or how much you give.
I don’t have a lot to give right now. Will my pledge of a small amount make a difference?
Yes! If everyone in the congregation committed to give even a small amount, the church could surpass our current level of giving. Your gift makes a great deal of difference – not only to the church, but in your own life, as well. Making and keeping a financial pledge is a spiritual practice of gratitude to God.
I have given faithfully in the past, but I have never made a formal pledge. Why should I?
We appreciate all the gifts made to the church, but formal pledges help us plan financially, and program ministries and outreach accordingly.
When does my estimate of giving amount go into effect?
January 1, 2022.
Will Grace send me statements?
Yes, if you give, whether as part of your pledge or not, you will receive regular statements of your contributions for your tax records and to confirm the accuracy of our records.
If you have any further questions about giving or pledging, please contact Donna Lucas, Stewardship Elder or Judy Heine, Receiving Treasurer.
Ministry Projects for End-of-Year Giving
Each year, the Grace Session and the Board make available opportunities for the congregation to support various projects that fall outside of the operating budget. Please click on the link below to see a list of end of year ministry projects. Check off the item you would like to support and return this form with your check marked “EOY Giving”. Alternatively, you can pay online by clicking on the “Donate Now” button. In the FUND box, select “EOY Projects” from the pull-down menu. Enter the name of the project in the NOTE box and your donation in the AMOUNT box.