“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
I Thessalonians 5:18
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"For our family, it’s not just something we do every October---it has become a cornerstone of our lives! Saint Michael and All Angels has enriched us in so many ways --- be it baptisms, Mother’s Day Out, Sunday School, confirmation, weekly bible study, music ministry, mission and outreach programs like tutoring at O.M. Roberts, or witnessing the wonderful sense of community exhibited most recently with the creation of the Farmer’s Market. There are endless opportunities for spiritual engagement at Saint Michael, and with that comes the glorious realization that offering ones financial talents provides a transcendental experience in our walk with God."
— John and Kelly Wilson, Committee Chairs, Stewardship 2013
"As a family, we don’t have to look very far to see how we are blessed. We have wonderful, healthy children, loving parent role models, fantastic friends, and a wealth of experiences too numerous to count. We, as a family, are committed to sharing our many gifts. And, we hope that every Saint Michael family will prayerfully embrace this concept. It is true that sharing is a gift we give ourselves. We know that we must share God’s bounty – both in giving and receiving."
— Nancy and Kyle Moore
"We pledge to honor God, thank Him for all our family’s blessings, and thank St. Michael and All Angels for providing a loving and stimulating Christian Community for our family."
— Monique and Tom Black
"We know that God's work transcends economic cycles, and we have designated a percentage of our take-home pay for St. Michael's. We are in this together, and through concerted gifts from the many parishioners of this great parish, St. Michael's will have the resources to Share God's Abundance."
— Mary Adair and
"Due solely to God’s grace and through no efforts of our own, we have been blessed – we have each other, we have this church, and we each have our own talents and gifts. Accordingly, these many blessings inspire us to give some of the abundance that the Lord has bestowed on us back to Him, knowing that whatever we give will multiply, reaching many others through His works and the good works of our amazing parish."
— Diana and Geoff Newton
"God has blessed and enriched our lives in deep and abundant ways. To give thanks for his continuing love, we are committed to give back to his church in the most generous ways possible. Giving to Saint Michael is through service, certainly, but it is also the giving of our financial support. Committing to further God’s work through our church stewardship pledge is what we firmly believe to be “putting our faith in action.”
— Jean and George Coleman
"For the last two years, our family has been driven by a need to follow a dream and a commitment to help the every day person live more securely. It has not been easy. It has been challenging in ways we never imagined and made worse by the recent economic challenges facing our country. However, during this time when our financial gifts to St. Michael have been smaller than we have historically given, the blessings we have received have never been more significant. Clearly, God has been with us when we've needed Him most. While it has been tempting to let fear take over and give nothing, we continue to act out our faith by supporting His work through St. Michael and All Angels. No matter how big or small the commitment we are able to make, we know that God knows where we are and won't abandon us."
— Oleta and Paul Salyards
"Why do we pledge? There are many reasons, and it is easy to list a number that govern most people’s behavior but may not be socially acceptable reasons or, at the very least, constitute bad theology:
• Our parents did and we grew up in that tradition
• It’s expected of us – we’re not accustomed to freeloading – letting someone else bear our burden.
• We’re involved – like most social situations, we provide financial support for the activities we are most actively involved in.
• We’ve always been in some form of leadership and leaders do what leaders do – set the example for others to follow.
If those are not exactly the right reasons for pledging, what are the real reasons we pledge
• We pledge because of the great examples provided by the selfless giving of our brothers and sisters in Christ who have provided a wonderful example to us over the last 30 years in this parish.
• We pledge because in good times and bad, we have come to realize that we are blessed and feel obligated, perhaps as good stewards, to return those blessings.
• We pledge because we have learned that we are truly blessed and understand that to whom much is given, much is expected.
• We pledge because we have always had more than we need and understand from our many blessings that we are merely custodians, stewards of God’s gifts and abundance."
— David Loomis
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