Annual Fund

Thank you to all who pledge to St. Michael’s. You are important stewards of the life and mission of our church!

Pledges to the Annual Fund support the operating budget of St. Michael’s, funding our worship, Christian education, outreach and mission, building and grounds, staff and other programs. The Annual Fund is critical to the life of St. Michael’s.  St. Michael’s maintains a balanced budget each year, with every dollar put to wise use invested in the people,
place and prayerful plans of St. Michael’s.



FAQs

What is St. Michael’s budget?

St. Michael’s has a 2016 operating budget of approximately $1.6 million, more than 90 percent of which comes exclusively from your pledge dollars.


How are my pledge dollars used?

Your pledges fund our programs, outreach, operations, communications, worship and music, building and grounds maintenance, utility expenses and personnel expenses for our clergy and staff.


How can I pledge?

During the Annual Fund campaign, pledge cards are mailed to each St. Michael’s household.  You can complete a pledge card and return it to the church on Pledge Sunday or by mail, pledge online here, or contact our Financial Administrator, Susan Little or Director of Development Charlotte Griffin to pledge.  Pledges are accepted throughout the year, and all pledges are confidential.


How much should I pledge?

First and foremost, pledging is a spiritual endeavor. You are returning a portion of the gifts God has given you for the work of his kingdom. We encourage you to spend time in prayer asking for guidance. Our average pledge  for 2016 was $3,000.


Does my pledge make a difference?

Yes, each and every pledge helps us reach our goal.


Can we use funds from the endowment for our operating expenses? 

No, the bylaws of the Holy Michael Foundation prohibit its funds being used for St. Michael’s operating expenses.


When do I pledge?

 

How do I pledge?

In order for the Vestry to prepare the 2017 budget, we appreciate receiving pledges as soon as possible, by Pledge Sunday, or soon thereafter. 

  • Give and pledge online through our secure, confidential portal.
  • Complete a pledge card and mail to St. Michael’s or place in an offering plate.
  • Use St. Michael’s direct debit option.
  • Send a confidential email to Susan Little, financial administrator, or contact Charlotte Griffin, director of development, to receive a pledge card.