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 firstname.lastname@example.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,
Chair, St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee
Nick Mancino, Sheila Read and Francis Rivera
St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee Members
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Clinton & Carroll Streets, Brooklyn.
718-625-4126 • email: email@example.com • Donate
The Rev. Dr. Sean M. Wallace, Interim
Alex Canovas, Music Director
Nathan Taylor, Organist