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Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

8011 Douglas
Dallas, Texas 75225

Phone: 214-363-5471
Fax: 214-363-4388
After Hours Priest on Call Number: 214-232-7512

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What is the purpose of pledging?

What is an appropriate pledge?

What is proportional giving?

How can I make a pledge?

What methods of payment does the church accept?

Is it enough for me to donate money in the collection plate, rather than making a pledge to the Stewardship Campaign?

Can I specify exactly how I want my pledge to be used?

Where does the money go?

 

 What is the purpose pledging?

Pledging allows the church to plan for the coming year of ministries and worship activities that every day help accomplish the work of Christ in the world.  The budget includes everything we need to run the church – worship services, Sunday School for adults, youth, and children, mission and outreach, pastoral care, music programs, and staff and facilities.
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What is an appropriate pledge?

The amount of your pledge is between you and God.  Most importantly, your pledge should be given ingratitude for the blessing of this life and to support the ministries of Saint Michael and All Angels.  The goal of Christian giving is to tithe, giving 10%.  The Bible teaches us that God blesses those who give faithfully and with a cheerful heart.
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What is proportional giving?

Proportional giving involves setting aside a tithe or other appropriate portion of your income as one of your highest priorities.

Suggested Monthly Giving

Annual Income

 2%

4%

6%

8%

10%

$40,000

$67

$133

$200

$267

$333

$60,000

$100

$200

$300

$400

$500

$80,000

$133

$267

$400

$533

$667

$100,000

$167

$333

$500

$667

$833

$150,000

$250

$500

$750

$1,000

$1,250

$200,000

$333

$667

$1,000

$1,333

$1,667

$250,000

$417

$833

$1,250

$1,667

$2,083

$300,000

$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How can I make a pledge?

You can complete the pledge card mailed to you and return it to the church. Or, you can make a pledge online at www.saintmichael.org/stewardship. or by telephone by calling the Stewardship office at 214-365-3557.

If you are mailing in your pledge, please send it to:

Saint Michael and All Angels
Attention: Jenny Andrews
8011 Douglas Avenue
Dallas, TX 75225
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What methods of payment does the church accept?

Saint Michaels accepts cash, checks, credit cards, or gifts of stock. Many find it easy to pay by monthly bank drafts through online banking, or by using offering envelopes. When you complete your pledge card, please indicate your preferred method of payment.  If you choose to make a gift of stock, the Church policy is to sell stock as soon as it is received and apply the funds to your pledge.
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Is it enough for me to donate money in the collection plate on Sundays rather than make a pledge?

Donations through the collection plate are always welcome, but this does not take the place of pledging.  Plate offerings represent less than 2% of the church's annual revenue, whereas pledges are the foundations of our annual planning and budget.
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Can I specify exactly how I want my pledge to be used?

We request that you consider making your pledge as an unrestricted gift. Pledges are donations that are used to fund Saint Michael’s operating budget.
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Where does the money go?

Saint Michael and All Angels is committed to being good stewards of our financial contributions.  The following chart shows where the money is allocated.

 

SMAA_Funds_Chart

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