Stewardship and Support

Campaign Progress

#FF0000 Raised $144,884 towards the $180,000 target.

42 Pledges

$130,824.00

November 9, 2018

Dear Fellow Stewards and Friends of St. Paul’s

Again, first and foremost, thank you for your positive response to our stewardship campaign, across the board we have seen huge increases in the amounts pledged; a number of you have actually doubled your 2018 pledge commitments.

We are now in the home stretch; we need to get those of you that for some reason have not yet pledged for 2019, to please do so.  If it is easier to pledge online, just send an email to stewardship@stpaulscarrollst.org with your pledge details. We just need to know the pledge amount, and then let us know if you have a pledge number or not.

These remaining pledges will help the Vestry insure they have the funds they need to pay the bills for another year. When I think about all of the work that you have done committing your pledges, I am incredibly thankful that you have chosen to join me on our journey to sustain and grow the mission of St. Paul’s. If you want to see how we are doing with our pledges, please click on this link; http://stpaulscarrollst.org/stewardship/

This Sunday we honor our war dead and hero’s, so for that reason, I will keep my message short. Thank-you again for all the hard work and all of the positive comments.

Patrick Faw
Chair, St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

Nick Mancino, Sheila Read and Francis Rivera – St. Paul’s Stewardship Committe

November 1, 2018

Dear Fellow Stewards and Friends of St. Paul’s

Again, first and foremost, and I truly mean this, thank you for your positive response to our stewardship campaign. Your pledge commitments are very important to the mission of our Parish.

Not to sound like a broken record, I still remain hopeful that we are all able to increase our pledges. Before committing to your pledge, I ask again that you do a little soul searching about what St. Paul’s means to you, and then what keeps you here.  I think that once you are able to answer those questions, your commitment to a pledge amount will be a little easier. If you have been in church the last few weeks, please think of the stories shared by our storytellers, first by Cullen and Eoin, then by Willie, and last week by Ananda; on a personal note, each of those stories struck a powerful chord with me, I hope they did the same for each of you.

It is still very important to get your pledges in; the Vestry has prepared a budget, and they need to know that the pledges are in line with the proposed 2019 budget.  If it is easier, send an email to stewardship@stpaulscarrollst.org with your pledge details.  We just need to know the pledge amount, and then let us know if you have a pledge number or not.

Last week in church, I spoke briefly about the new Stewardship board hanging in the Parish Hall, artfully and generously prepared by our Vestry, more importantly by both Madge Wilner and Sandy Miller, so please thank them for their gift.  This board is our board, it belongs to all of us; this is where we can share our stories, photos or even artwork prepared by the children of the Parish.  If you have something you want to add to the board, please speak to either Madge or Sandy.  I encourage all of you to visit the Stewardship board.  If you want to see how we are doing with our pledges, please click on this link; http://stpaulscarrollst.org/stewardship/

Thank you again, please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Patrick Faw
Chair, St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

Nick Mancino, Sheila Read and Francis Rivera – St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

October 25, 2018

Dear Fellow Stewards and Friends of St. Paul’s

Again, first and foremost thank you for your positive response to our stewardship campaign. Your comments are very important.

For those of you still trying to figure out how much to pledge, a couple of tips.  If you have small children, there is no reason for them have access to the internet or television, and why go on vacation when Prospect Park is just blocks away, and college is overrated. Now that you have saved all that money, deciding how much you want to pledge is much easier.  

Seriously, I remain hopeful that we are all able to increase our pledges, the mission of St. Paul’s is too important for us to ignore. Before committing to your pledge, I ask again that you do a little soul searching about what St. Paul’s means to you, and then what keeps you here.  I think that once you are able to answer those questions, your commitment to a pledge amount will be a little easier.

It is critically important to get your pledges in as soon as possible; the Vestry has prepared a budget, and they need to know that we are there to support the heavy lifting.  If it is easier to pledge online, just click on this link stewardship@stpaulscarrollst.org and send me an email with your pledge details.  We just need to know the pledge amount, and then let us know if you have a pledge number or not.  

This Sunday as the last Sunday of Stewardship Month, you will again be hearing from one of our story tellers.  I hope that you will agree that the stories shared by Cullen and Eoin a few weeks back and then Willie last week were very inspiring.

You can see how we are doing so far on the stewardship web page: http://stpaulscarrollst.org/stewardship/

Before I go, there have been several questions about volunteer opportunities.  The Vestry, in conjunction with Father Garrenton, have prepared a document that details those opportunities. If you would like to assist in any of these areas, please speak to anyone on the Vestry or download the form from our website:

http://stpaulscarrollst.org/stewardship/opportunities-to-volunteer-at-st-pauls/

Thank you again, please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Patrick Faw

Chair, St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

Nick Mancino, Sheila Read and Francis Rivera – St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

October 7th, 2018

Dear Fellow Stewards and Friends of St. Paul’s

I am writing this letter as the Chair of the St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee, and I am asking all of you to join me on our journey as Stewards.  I need you to begin to think about growing your personal pledges to support our continued development, spiritual sustenance and the mission of St. Paul’s. Our commitment to stewardship is deeply personal and affects virtually every aspect of our Parish life.

Before I go any further, I first need to start out by sincerely thanking you for all that you have done for our Church; your support has been immeasurable. This year, though we are fiscally healthy, I truly believe that we are at a critical threshold in our growth as a Parish.  As the search for a new rector proceeds, we need to be mindful that the search process will come with some costs that the Parish has not faced in many years. In addition, the apartments in the rectory badly need remodeling and the rectory wiring is beyond ancient, requiring urgent attention. These are things that will likely need attention early in 2019.

In the event you need to be reminded of the value of each of your donations, whether a donation of time, of treasures or of talents, they are visible every day in every corner of the church, whether it is the high cost of the church’s insurance, the candles at the altar, the Sunday School and daycare for kids, the fellowship shared during coffee hour or the wonderful music shared during Sunday Services.  St. Paul’s is also a host to seven twelve-step programs and Red Cross blood drives.

As in the past, with the pledge card, we have included a self-addressed stamped envelope to allow you to mail back your pledge.  If you would prefer, you can also e-mail your pledge details to stewardship@stpaulscarrollst.org, just include the basic information on the pledge card. You can also use that email address if you have a question for me.  If you are not able to pledge regularly, you can also make a onetime donation at stpaulscarrollst.org/donate, or if you have some time to volunteer in the Parish, speak to me or anyone on the Vestry about how you can help.

Please get your cards returned as soon as you can, as we need to insure the Vestry has accurate pledge information to allow ample time for their fiscal planning.

On a personal level, when considering how much I should pledge, I always think back to how I came to find St. Paul’s, and what keeps me here. When you think about your pledge, do a little self-examination and ask your selves those questions.  Please prayerfully consider your pledge and as Father Wallace reminds us, God is with us on this journey.

Thank you in advance for your continued support,

Patrick Faw

Chair, St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

Nick Mancino, Sheila Read and Francis Rivera – St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee

2019 Pledge Form

Download a pledge form here:

2019 Pledge form in PDF.

Return it to St. Paul’s via mail,  provide it to one of the ushers or place it in the collection plate.

Thank You

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