One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.Proverbs 11:24-25
For most of us, God’s blessings in our lives demands that we give back. We give because we must withhold nothing from God who gives us everything. God provides us the opportunity to work with Him in changing the world and therefore giving is more than writing checks. Giving is about being good stewards of what God has entrusted to us.
At St. Mark’s, our mission is to be God’s hands and feet in this world. Your giving helps with the operating fund by enabling us to earmark funds for outreach and evangelism. We extend the tangible love of Christ by furnishing apartments for those in transitional housing; providing food for the Resurrection Food Pantry; helping people in our community to meet their needs through grants from the Rector’s Discretionary Fund; and providing a Thrift Shop with gently used clothes that the community can purchase at an affordable price.
What are your talents? Are you interested about being more intentional about being a member of St. Mark’s? Contact the Stewardship team at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can be a good steward with what God has entrusted to you.
2018 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)
Dear St. Mark’s Family,
Our mission, in brief statements is: To deepen our faith; To extend our outreach; To enhance
our evangelism; and To increase our participation.
We are a presence in our faith community and the community around us through our helping
hands and our financial support. What if we could do more? Now is the time to prayerfully thank
God for the many blessings he has granted, and invite Him into your decision-making process.
Then open your heart and mind to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Tithing is the biblical norm and a good spiritual discipline. Many start by giving a proportional
gift, then increasing either during the year, or the next year. More information will be coming in preparation for Commitment Sunday scheduled for November 5, 2017.
Whatever your gift, give it generously and joyfully.
Yours in Christ,
The Stewardship Ministry
Friends and members can give online. GIVE
Donations can be made from your savings or checking account or with debit cards and may be for one-time or pledge giving.
St. Mark’s is charged a fee for each Online Giving transaction.
$3.00 + $0.39 for each credit/debit card
1% of amt + $0.30 each time ACH/E-Check is used
It is in the church’s best financial interest to use:
ACH/E-Check for amounts $1-$300
Credit/Debit Cards for amounts larger than $300
Members of St. Mark’s have access to additional features when they create a secure online account. Once logged in to your secure account, you will also be able to make one-time or recurring pledge payments
The confidentiality of your data is our utmost priority. Our software provider is Servant Keeper, a trusted developer of church management software. All information on SK Online Giving is 256 bit encrypted from the user’s browser to the provider and the actual bank. Recurring giving information is retained on secure servers. It is a PCI Level 1 security certified provider. Seconds after it is submitted, all other payment information is deleted. The actual servers are located in an underground secure facility in Florida. All data stored on our servers is not easily found and is stored in several different locations. Additionally, Credit Card Companies and Merchant Account providers take a great deal of precautions to protect their accounts and provide assurance against fraud. They have a secured Website that we access which is housed in a secured data center and is subject to period security audits to ensure the safety and privacy of your data.