Annual giving and the generosity of our community underpins every aspect of our mission at All Saints. Our giving – through pledges, contributions, holiday giving, and special gifts – is an opportunity for us to grow in relationship with one another and with God.
The 2018 campaign is called “our stories” and explores God’s story, All Saints’ story, and your story. In addition to supporting the mission of All Saints through your annual pledge, it is an opportunity for us as a community to share our stories with one another.
Q: What is a pledge?
A: A pledge is a financial promise, a commitment to one another and the ministry of All Saints church. A pledge may be changed throughout the year by calling the Giving Office. Fill out a pledge form here.
Q: What is a tithe?
A: A tithe is 10% of one’s income. Many at All Saints strive to reach a tithe with their annual pledge by increasing their giving each year.
Q: Is a tithe before or after taxes?
A: Whether you calculate your 10% tithe before or after taxes, that level of giving is extremely generous and we extend heartfelt thanksgiving.
Q: What is the average pledge?
A: The average pledge is $3,373.
Q: How do I pay my pledge?
A: You can contribute toward your pledge using cash, checks, automatic bank payments, stock, IRAs, donor advised funds or credit card payments. Visit this page for more info about ways to give.
Q: Why is my annual pledge important?
A: Annual pledges support all aspects of All Saints’ mission, from our peace and justice ministries, to our children and youth programs, to having our outstanding staff. Every pledge matters and even a modest increase in your yearly personal giving is magnified dramatically when our entire community gives together.
Q: How much should I give with an annual pledge?
A: We ask each person to consider making a pledge that is bold yet achievable based on his or her financial situation. A tithe is 10% of one’s income and is a goal many strive for each year. The following chart can help you determine how much to commit with your annual pledge.
A: We ask everyone to make a pledge beginning in October for the following year so that we can plan our budget for the coming year. Of course, new pledges are welcomed throughout the year.
Q: When do I pay my pledge?
A: Many people fulfill their pledge monthly, quarterly, or even in one payment. However, you may fulfill your in as many payments as you wish before December 31.
Q: How can I pledge when I don’t know what I can afford during the next year?
A: Many people who have fluctuating incomes commit a base pledge they know is achievable, and contribute over and above that pledge as their circumstances allow. For example, many choose to contribute an extra gift Christmas gift just before the end of the year.
Q: How does All Saints spend the money we give?
A: All Saints has many specific budget areas, the largest of which is personnel. Other budget areas include our diocesan pledge, outreach, buildings and grounds, program support, worship and music.
Q: Does All Saints live within its means?
A: Yes, All Saints lives within its means, and each year the Vestry adopts a balanced budget. Your pledge made during the annual pledge campaign is critical to establish that budget, as our income projections are based primarily on pledges we receive. If pledges are not received, then adjustments are made to the church’s budget and programming, sometimes during the program year, which is why we close every year in the black.
Giving at All Saints Church:
Contact the Giving Office with questions – we are happy to help!