Stewardship is a life-long journey that begins wherever you are right now. To start, all you have to do is to practice saying Thank You to God. You might wake up in the morning with gratitude for a new day and all the challenges and gifts it will bring. Perhaps you will want to express thanks for your life and the lives of those you love. Or you might be grateful to live in a place where good food is abundant. Whether your thankfulness is for the magnificent or the mundane, your practice of gratitude to God for each gift in your life will help you become more and more conscious of the love you receive from God.
Expand your expression of gratitude to people in your life. Each small offering of thanks will deepen your relationships and help you recognize of the light of Christ in other folks.
As Christians, we know that we have been created in God’s image and likeness. Just as God is generous to us, we are called to be generous with one another. As your relationship with God deepens, we invite you to share your gifts of money, your time and your passion for ministry at St. Thomas’. You will find we are a community deeply invested in celebrating and enjoying our lives together, sharing the Light of Christ with one another. We work together to use our gifts to show God’s compassion and mercy, comfort and love, in the world around us.
We ask that you join us by working, praying and giving to the mission of the church.
–Maria Elliott, Trinity NOLA
Proportionate giving is the guideline used at St. Thomas’ Church. We are not asked to pay a membership fee; we are not billed for our share of the budget; we are not charged for services. We are asked to give a percentage of our income.
This offering recognizes that all we have comes from God, and we are returning a portion of what we have been given to further God’s work in the world.
A pledge card will be mailed to every household by the end of October and cards will be available also in the church.
You decide on your own payment schedule; weekly, monthly, annually.
Weekly offering envelopes are available.
Personal checks are the most common form of pledge payment, but cash is fine as long as it is in an offering envelope to insure inclusion on your giving statement.
You will receive quarterly statements keeping you informed about the progress of your giving.
In January each year, you will receive a final statement detailing your giving to the Church which can be used to fill out your income tax return.
You may change your pledge at any time during the year; no explanation is necessary. However, since the annual budget is based on the expected pledge income, you are asked to notify the office of any change in the giving amount.
Pledge now or make an online payment by clicking on the appropriate symbols. Thank you!
St. Thomas’ is a 501(c)(3) organization of The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Your contribution is tax deductible. No goods or services are received in exchange except for intangible religious benefits.