Beyond Your Giving | Stewardship 2020
*Please be advised the 2020 pledge form process happens in two steps. The button above is step one.
A Prayer for Generosity
Dear Gracious and Generous God who lovingly gives us all that we have; send the Holy Spirit to open the hearts and minds of our parishioners to give back to you a portion or tithe supporting the mission and ministries of Saint Michael and All Angels for the year 2020. Bless those clergy, staff and parishioners who will faithfully use these resources to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in our community and beyond. Bond our parish and fill us with energy and wisdom as we accept your call to be your hands and feet in growing generous hearts. We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. AMEN
“Your giving allows us to be the hands and feet of the church, growing our faith and serving our community!" -The Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata
“The momentum at Saint Michael is palpable and exciting! The sky, or should we say the heavens, is the limit. Join us this year as we increase our financial commitment and watch what the Lord will do!” – Maria and Richard D’Antoni
“I get to give back to God for what He has given me through Saint Michael. It’s my turn to give and I get to be a part of it. Join me!” – Marvin Yeager
Saint Michael has a vibrant community where my family is at home. Join us in increasing our financial commitment to help ensure every family is supported in their spiritual journey!”- Kathryn & Rob Pothier
“Stewardship is really about how we live, share, and use our lives to bless others with the gifts God has given us. Join me as we share our gifts together for God’s work alive in Saint Michael and All Angels!” – Louise Griffeth
Stewardship 2020 - FAQ
What does a pledge to Saint Michael and All Angels (SMAA) mean?
A pledge to SMAA means that you have stated your intention to fulfill a defined, annual monetary gift that supports the operational budget of the church.
What percent of the church’s annual budget is supported by pledges?
Eighty-eight (88%) of the church’s annual budget is supported by pledges.
How can I make a pledge?
To make a pledge, you can fill out a pledge card while at church, go online to saintmichael.org/give, or email Caroline Marak, Stewardship Manager, at [email protected]
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 IRA distribution if 70.5 or older. If you have any payment questions, call Caroline Marak, Stewardship Manager, at 214-692-3015 or Cheryl Kaschak, Accountant, at 214-365-3558.
What happens if the state of my finances changes during the year and I am unable to fulfill my pledge?
If the state of your finances changes during the year and you are unable to fulfill your pledge, know that we are grateful for your intentions of supporting our ministries. Life happens when we least expect it and as your church we are here for you. Please let us know what you are able to fulfill by calling Caroline Marak or Cheryl Kaschak so we can adjust our budget accordingly. All conversations are confidential and pastoral support is available if you need it.
What if I put money in the offering plate – doesn’t that take the place of a pledge?
Putting money in the offering plate is a wonderful spiritual discipline that does not take the place of a pledge. Plate offerings are contributions that we can’t financially plan for in support of our budget. During special Sundays throughout the year, plate offerings support outside Mission & Outreach ministry efforts.