Stewardship at Grace Covenant is our ongoing management of the resources entrusted to our care – gifts that are offered in the spirit of generosity and faith.
While stewardship is a year-round commitment to careful and responsible allocation of resources, you will hear more about financial gifts during our fall season because the congregation is asked to make pledges for the upcoming year and those pledges develop our budget. It will only be through our financial gifts that our ministries are able to be maintained and expanded in the community.
What do the funds come from that support Grace Covenant? Why is a pledge so important? Grace Covenant is funded entirely by us. By showing your commitment to Grace Covenant for the next year, you provide the church with the ability to plan and budget more effectively. By pledging and contributing on a regular basis (monthly, weekly, etc), we can have a reliable cash flow to meet our ongoing obligations.
How do I make a pledge to Grace Covenant? You can pick up a pledge form in the church office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the ways that I can make my financial gift? You can sign up to make automatic payments here.
Additionally, you can put money into the offering plate or mail a check to the church.
What if I don’t want to pledge because I’m worried that I will fall behind on my pledge? We ask that you make a prayerful goal and meet it to the best of your ability. We know that unexpected changes happen, which might mean you fall behind (or are able to exceed), your annual pledge. Your thoughtful pledge will help us to make a reasonable plan for the upcoming year.
What if I am only able to make a small financial contribution? Should I still make a gift? There are many ways to support the life of Grace Covenant, and your financial gift is only one of those ways. Your presence in our church is of utmost importance, and we want to make sure that you always feel you are a fully valued member of our community. All gifts are kept confidential. By letting us know your planned gift, no matter the size, it helps us to plan for the upcoming year.
Where does our money go? At Grace Covenant we use our financial resources to award grants to agencies doing social justice work, to provide building space for a wide variety of community groups, to fairly compensate an active and engaged staff, to offer opportunities for learning, growth, worship and connecting for everyone who comes through our doors. Your financial resources change lives at Grace Covenant. If you have any questions, members of our Finance Committee are always happy to talk with you. You can also contact our Financial Administrator, Natalie Weaver or GCPC Treasurer,
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