Looking for ways to give meaningfully for Christmas? Grace offers a list of church, community, and global needs, ways to contribute, and deadlines so you can plan accordingly. Adopt a project as an individual, a family, or a group!
Select a project from the Giving With Grace Advent 2023 document linked below and provide a donation (Donate Now) with the name of the project in the Note box.
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.
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 19.
What is stewardship? Stewardship is the practice of recognizing God as the source of all gifts. We believe God has blessed us with resources and that we have a responsibility to use our gifts to further the work of God in the world, reaching out with the love and justice of Jesus Christ.
What does it mean to make a pledge?
Making a pledge is an informal spiritual commitment to contribute financially in the coming year to mission and ministry at Grace. Pledges help the church budget, plan programs, and forecast mission support.
How do I pay my pledge?
You can request weekly offering envelopes to use or use any appropriate envelope. Place offerings in the offering plate during worship, 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, staff, and other members will never know how much you pledge or 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, 2024.
Will Grace send me statements?
Yes, if you give, whether you pledge or not, you will receive regular statements of your contributions for your tax records.
If you have any further questions about giving or pledging, please contact Ed Bryant, Stewardship Elder, or Judy Heine, Receiving Treasurer.