This is a unique time in Saint Michael’s history—a time that urges us to think boldly! We have launched an unprecedented capital campaign to support the decades-long, overdue revitalization and expansion of our church facilities. It is a brave step to reinvigorate our campus, unite our community, and invest in education!
Together, we continue the journey of Building our Future, each of us serving as a valuable member of the body of Christ. We seek to stretch beyond our launch goal and raise $65 million to address increased construction costs. Join us as we build upon the vibrant history entrusted to us.
We know how important this parish is to you. This is where we worship, where we celebrate new life and bury our loved ones, and where we are formed as Christian disciples. This campaign will preserve the beauty of our sacred spaces while creating new areas and better equipping our parish with updated facilities that support our continued spiritual formation for generations to come.
Building Our Future
Uniting Our Community
Renovating and expanding our gathering spaces will allow members and friends to come together as one across all our services and events. Saint Michael is enlivened by the spirit of Christ and strengthened by our commitment to our parish community. Parishioners at Saint Michael look to the future with great hope and expectation that our discipleship will grow spiritually and significantly.
“We are creating this space to bring people together in celebration so that we can support one another and then go out into the world and support those around us in our community.” –Mary & Matt Waller, Campaign Co-Chairs
Reinvigorating Our Campus
Saint Michael continues to be community focused and mission driven. For so long, our facility has not been conducive to sharing our Episcopal teachings and education across the parish. Upgrading our decades-old utilities infrastructure and maximizing parking will resolve challenges and deferred maintenance needs. Investing in our campus is necessary to further our Christian formation and ensure that our campus will withstand the next 75 years.
Investing in Education
Expanding the spaces for adult formation will allow us to continue to foster knowledge, faith, and fellowship. Expanding the learning environment for our Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, as well as Saint Michael Episcopal School, will allow us to further invest in the faith formation of our youngest learners.
“We are thrilled about the plans to transform the education spaces throughout the campus! The renovations to Saint Michael Episcopal School will enrich the learning environment and further our school’s mission to provide a nurturing and excellent educational experience based on the school’s four pillars of Service, Education, Love and Faith. The investment in the school facilities, as well as church spaces for Christian formation, ensures a bright future for our children.” –Lillian Greene
Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation is the lifelong process of finding and falling in love with God in the midst of our human lives. Every one of us, by virtue of our Baptism, is on a lifelong journey of faith. Consequently, formation serves to support, nourish, and challenge adults as they explore their faith, experience its power, and grow in relationship with God.
Children, Youth, & Family Ministries
Expanding the learning environment for our Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, as well as Saint Michael Episcopal School, will allow us to further invest in the faith formation of our youngest learners.
WAYS TO GIVE
To make a pledge online, you can fill out the digital pledge card by clicking the "make an online pledge" button below.
Checks or paper pledge forms may be mailed to:
Saint Michael and All Angels
8011 Douglas Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75225
Parishioners can contribute directly from their IRA accounts to take advantage of tax benefits and fulfill required minimum distributions.
TRANSFER OF ASSETS
Gifts of stock, or other assets, potentially allow the contributor to take advantage of the tax benefits of contributing appreciated assets.
Thank you to all those who have joined us in investing in our community, our campus, and our impact on the city and the world!
Support of our annual stewardship campaign, Building the Kingdom, is an essential practice that supports Saint Michael’s growing staff, campus, programs, and ministries. While essential to our operations, it is most important to remember that giving is part of the stewardship of our time, talents, and goods, and that stewardship is a key part of being true disciples of Christ.
Our annual stewardship campaign, like our capital campaign, is grounded in the image of “building.” For more than 75 years, we’ve been “building the kingdom” through our fellowship, our worship, our formation, our outreach, and our many programs. As we set our sights on the future, we do so mindful of the many opportunities for ministry and service immediately before us.
Almighty God, who inspired our founders to step out in faith and establish this community to your glory, we give thanks for your blessing upon our Saint Michael family. Now, as you call us to prepare for the future, disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly and to remember our hope is in you alone. Guide and bless us, so that Saint Michael will continue to be a place where we grow together in Christ. Fill us with your grace that we may have hearts that are both generous and open to your will. We ask this, and all things, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will a campaign gift impact my annual stewardship pledge?
We are asking all members to increase or continue their annual stewardship pledge, in addition to considering a capital campaign commitment. We know each person’s financial situation is different, and we are sensitive to these differences.
What amount will parishioners be asked to give in addition to their annual gift?
We simply ask that you prayerfully consider a gift above your annual stewardship pledge, payable over up to five years, that is meaningful to both you and Saint Michael.
What does an annual or capital pledge to Saint Michael mean?
A pledge to Saint Michael means that you have stated your intention to fulfill a defined, monetary gift.
What percent of the Church’s annual budget is supported by pledges?
Ninety percent (90%) of the Church’s annual budget is supported by pledges.
How can I make a pledge?
How do I pay my pledge?
A pledge can be fulfilled at a frequency of your choosing (weekly, monthly, or annually) by check, credit card, cash in requested pledge envelopes, appreciated stock, or tax-free IRA distribution if 70.5 or older. If you have any payment questions, call Caroline Moore, Director of Advancement, at 214.692.3001 or Cheryl Kaschak, Accountant, at 214.365.3558.