Pledge Partnership 2019
Dear Calvary-St. George's Family,
It is time to think about stewardship and how we express our commitment to Calvary-St. George's through our giving.
This year, our stewardship theme is:
In the month of October, the clergy and I will be sharing in our sermons aspects of the Gospel that completely changed our lives.
We have made great strides to cover the costs of our ministry through the pledges given by members of the parish. Last year, we saw a 12% increase in the numberof people partnering with us through new pledges. Nevertheless, we have never covered our budget through pledge income alone, rather we have made up the gap with rental income and generous gifts.
This year, we need your participation more than ever as we have seen a significant cutback in rental income due to the loss of our long-term third- and fourth-floor tenants.
While this situation makes me extremely nervous, this is a good thing. It calls us all to rise to the financial challenges the parish faces, and cover our ministry expenses through a financial commitment over the next year. We have two major goals for stewardship this year:
1. To add 15 new financial pledges in 2019.
2. To ask each one of you who is pledging to consider increasing your current pledge by your annual coffee budget. Increasing your pledge by $21/week goes a long way.
If we hit both of these goals, we would be closer to matching our ministry budget, empowering us to continue to share the saving message of the Gospel with the city, and the rest of the world.
I pray that God would continue to use Calvary-St. George’s, through your 2019 financial pledge to share the Gospel with all who come through our doors: that in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, you are fully loved, fully forgiven, and fully justified before God. So please prayerfully consider how you might give this year as we continue to, “publish glad tidings, tidings of peace, tidings of Jesus redemption and release.”
Grace to you,
The Reverend Jacob Andrew Smith
PLEDGE FORM 2019
Help us budget for the year ahead. Please submit your pledge by October 30, 2018 using this form below:
Give one-time or set up recurring giving using your credit/debit card or bank account. If you are a returning pledger, please continue to scroll down this page.
Give one-time or set up recurring giving using:
1. TEXT GIVING: Text the word “give” to 516.219.1768
2. APP GIVING: Download and give via Tithe.ly app:
IN CHURCH OR BY MAIL
1. In cash (inside an envelope with your name on it)
2. By check (payable to "Calvary-St. George's") along with Pledge Card - place them in the offering plate or mail to our parish office: The Parish of Calvary-St. George’s | 61 Gramercy Park North, 2nd Floor | New York, NY 10010
If you are a current pledging member, thank you. Your support has helped us grow our worship service and various ministries. It is the reason why we are one of the fastest-growing congregations in the Diocese! This year, we have had to engage in some significant capital and maintenance projects, so please consider increasing your pledge to help eliminate the shortfall in our ministries budget.
This older version of our online giving platform is only available for returning pledge members who have already set up an account prior to September 2018. All new pledgers and givers are welcome to give via the Tithe.ly platform described above.
Returning pledge members, please log in by clicking the button below:
NEW PLEDGERS & GIVERS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I SCHEDULE OR AUTOMATE MY GIVING?
Absolutely! Life can get hectic so we’re making giving at Calvary-St. George’s more hassle-free than ever. You can literally schedule your next gift in two minutes. Simply click the “GIVE NOW” button below, turn on the “Setup automated giving?” option (the sliding button will turn green!), select your desired frequency and day, click the “Give” button, and voilà!
WILL I GET A RECEIPT FOR MY GIVING?
When giving online, by text, or the Tithe.ly app, you will receive an e-mail confirmation receipt, usually within a few seconds. This information will also be available in your account on the Tithe.ly giving platform for your reference.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE A COPY OF MY CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT OR VIEW MY GIVING HISTORY?
You can access your giving history anytime by logging into your Tithe.ly account. Contribution statements are also mailed to you two times each calendar year, typically in January and July.
ANY MORE QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS?
If there is anything else we can help with, please call us on 646-723-4178 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you!