Pledges in Stewardship have been handed-down through history from the concepts of the annual harvest bounty, shared thanks giving, and tithing (a tenth of the crop) as a way of helping those in our community who are less fortunate.
Times have changed and these ideas have changed. The origins of “thanks giving” are now in our history as the “Thanksgiving” we think of as the Pilgrim-feast of America’s first settlers. Our idea of “community” now goes beyond the ancient Hebrew village and our neighborhood encompasses our nation and the world.
The Stewardship Committee annually conducts a fall campaign to receive pledge commitments to The Covenant Fund . Pledges to The Covenant Fund are made during the final months of the year for completion over the months of the coming new year; beginning in January.
Making a pledge is an important and personal act of faith. All members of the congregation are asked to participate in financially supporting the worship, mission and ministry of the Church through The Covenant Fund. Each participant is asked to prayerfully consider their support and to make a pledge for the coming year; in an amount of giving that is comfortable to them.
There are no dollar amounts attached to pledging; no minimums, maximums, nor is a pledge required to be weekly or monthly; annual or quarterly. For more information about pledges in 2016 (they ranged from $1 to $….well, tens of thousands for the year) you can READ more>>>