Stewardship Pledge Update as of November 17, 2013 – 68% of goal
We have been making great progress toward our 2014 pledge need of $500K. Thanks to all those who have already completed pledges. As of Sunday, November 17, 43% of the congregation has pledged, raising $340K, which gets us 68% of the way to our goal of $500K pledged income for 2014. Since we have not yet achieved our goal, we are extending the pledge drive through November. We only have $160K more to raise to reach our goal.
If the remaining 57% of the congregation that hasn’t pledged would give only $25 per week, our community in faith would have everything we need to unlock the vast potential of our sacred church and become the spiritual beacon that God intends for this congregation.
Have you made your 2014 pledge yet? As you give praise for all that you are thankful for this Thanksgiving season, please remember He who has freely blessed us with His favor and consider your commitment to your community in faith. If we don’t raise our goal of $500k, we will have to make some very difficult decisions as we prayerfully consider what our pledged income will support when we plan the 2014 budget.
We hope to see more pledges come in soon. Please feel free to pledge online at http://www.stmartininthefields.org/pledge-online/. It’s quick, safe, and easy to use. You’ll even receive a confirmation email for your records moments after you submit your pledge. What’s holding you back? Pledge now.
With your commitment, we will be able to support our growing mission and outreach programs as well as formation classes for children, youth and adults. The increase in financial resources will also help us bring the salary of our cherished clergy up to national standards, sustain and grow our administrative office which we depend on every day, and maintain our buildings and grounds.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email your Stewardship Ministry Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.