There are different ways to give, but by pledging, you are helping the church plan for expenses and revenue. The Assessors make an annual budget, based on our pledges received, not on the Sunday morning “loose plate” offerings. It is truly very important for each member family of the church to make an Estimate of Giving each year, no matter the size.
Oh yes, we’re glad you asked! By pledging you are fully participating in the life of the church, and
we promise it will make you feel more connected to your church family. Also, when you pledge, you
are giving the church Assessors a defined amount upon which they can depend. When you give as
you go, your giving will most likely depend on your attendance – not always, but in general this is
found to be true.
Please know that the amount of your pledge is not what is important. The act of making a faith
commitment and joining in helping the Assessors do their job for all of us is what is important. If
your financial circumstances are uncertain, we suggest estimating at a level comfortable for you.
Absolutely, you can decrease or increase your Estimate of Giving at any time and you need not offer
any explanation. Life changes in ways we cannot foresee, and we fully appreciate that. If this
happens you can either simply submit a revised Estimate of Giving or contact our financial
secretary, Per Jonas, directly. All correspondences concerning pledges are completely confidential.
There’s no question that our church depends on all of us to give of our time, our talent and our
treasure as we can. We are blessed with the talent we share in our church, and the church would
simply not function without the time given by so many dedicated volunteers. If your financial
circumstances are such that you truly cannot make a dollar donation, sharing your time and/or your
talent is a treasured gift. We ask everyone who can afford to support the church
financially to do so with an Estimate of Giving, at the level that is suitable to your circumstances.
Our pledges pay for those expenses that cannot be donated by our time and our talent – salaries,
benefits, oil, electricity, office supplies, buildings’ maintenance, etc.
All faith based pledges are honored and respected and are held with strict confidentiality.
Together, we can bring Christ's word and work to the world.