God calls each of us to participate in the life of our parish family in different ways. When we answer ‘yes’ to that call, we can do much more together than we can do alone. At St. Alban’s, we strive to be faithful stewards of the gifts God has given us. Our Finance Committee, Vestry, and Rector are committed to using the gifts given by parishioners through financial pledges and other offerings to further God's mission through St. Alban’s.
Keeping the Faith, Growing Together
With awareness of our purpose, with commitment to God's call
Welcome to the St. Alban's 2021 Season of Giving! This year is special because we are opening up our annual Stewardship Campaign, and launching our three-year Capital Campaign.
ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
Annual Stewardship Campaign "Keeping the Faith" seeks pledges to cover our operating costs for the coming year, 2022. Our goal this year is to collect pledges of $275,000 by Commitment Sunday on November 7, 2021. These pledges are paid anytime now through the end of 2022. These contributions enable us to maintain our current operations without difficult reductions in staff, current activities & ministries, and facilities. Think of this as the essential funding St. Alban's needs to keep going each year and St. Alban's first priority.
Capital Campaign 2022-2024 "Growing Together" a unique, time-limited opportunity that will run concurrently alongside our annual stewardship season over three years 2022-2024. Our goal is to collect pledges totaling $500,000 by Commitment Sunday on November 7, 2021. These pledges can be paid anytime now through the end of 2024. The Capital Campaign empowers us to improve, repair, and update our buildings, grounds, and systems; increase our staff support; activate more parish activities and ministries, and conduct more outreach to our growing community.
Throughout this season, we invite you to hear and share stories about how various parishioners have been keeping the faith. These stories will be featured in this weekly email, at the Sunday service, and on our social media pages. Even in 2021, the Annual Season of Giving is a time for us to reflect on our lives and discern how to faithfully financially support the practical realities of operating St. Alban’s.
As you pray on the true stories of how keeping the faith enriches life, we ask you to consider a pledge of your financial treasure to fund St. Alban’s staff, ministries, buildings and grounds, and operations for the next year, 2022, as thanks for God’s many gifts.
- Digitally submit your pledge card here.
- View this year's brochure, which contains detailed explanations of both campaigns.
- Download and print a paper pledge card that can be brought on Nov. 7 or mailed to the church office.
- View the 2019 comprehensive Facilities Report
- Check out the Songs of Giving Spotify playlist with something for everyone!
- Questions? Contact Senior Warden Jennifer Cawley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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