You have or will be receiving materials from St. Mark’s about making a financial commitment for 2013. We ask you to bring your pledge card to church for a blessing. It may be helpful to review the basics of making a pledge:
What is a pledge? – A pledge is your best idea of how much money you plan to give to St. Mark’s in a given year, in this case for 2013.
Why pledge? – Your pledge makes it possible for our parish leadership to create a budget for our staffing, ministries, programs and outreach for the coming year. Pledging has a direct impact on what we can accomplish as a church.
How much should I pledge? – Just as everyone has a different financial situation, the amount of your pledge is an individual decision and will be unique and reflect your own life situation and sense of commitment to the church. The average pledge for this year was about $3,000 (median was $1,750). We need on average $7.37 per day from at least 210 pledging families to meet our goal of $565,000. Pledges of any amount are welcome and necessary for our ministries.
How do I pledge? – You pledge by filling out a pledge card and sending or delivering it to St. Mark’s. You should have or will be receiving one soon or request another pledge card at St. Mark’s. Also, you can print one out from the web site or click here to submit a pledge form online . On the pledge card or online form, indicate the amount of your pledge on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis – or in whatever pattern works best for you.
Questions? – If you have any questions about pledging, please don’t hesitate to ask our Giving Campaign co-chairs, Ellie Dunham or Greg Olsen, our treasurer Dick Anstee or one of our clergy.