Giving Treasure, Time, and Talent
Giving Time and Talent (below)
Annual Parish Campaign All members of the parish family are given the opportunity and privilege of making an annual pledge. When you are asked to make a monetary pledge and to participate in the work of this parish, please remember that giving is a ministry and to meant to enrich your spiritual journey.
When you receive the invitation every October, you will also receive a commitment card and brochure about the mission and ministry over the previous year. And too, during this focused month of Stewardship, we hope that you will ask all the questions you have about giving to the church.
An online pledge form is available on this website.
While there is a focused time for the Fall Stewardship Campaign, commitment cards are accepted throughout any time during the year. Simply contact the Parish Administrator and request one, or collect one at church on Sunday. Also, you may request Offering Envelopes by contacting the office. Cash Donations given with an offering envelope can be recorded.
Contributors who are “known to the Treasurer” (i.e. St. Andrew’s has your name, address from check you submitted or cash in an offering envelope) receive Contributions Statements suitable for tax purposes.
Electronic Giving We have incorporated online giving through our web site We have a Pay Pal account for your convenience. Donations can be made for special gifts, altar flowers, memorial gifts, and to fulfill your annual stewardship commitment. Simply make the note in the space provided.
Donate Flowers Another way to give to St. Andrew’s is to donate flowers. If you would like to celebrate or remember a loved one or a special day in your life, consider having flowers placed on the altar on a Sunday of your choosing. On certain feast Days, flowers are ordered by the Rector. Many others can honor the memory of loved ones by having flowers on the altar. You can celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or any special day in your family calendar.
The office orders the flowers and arranges for their delivery. Altar flowers are $45.00 and you can request them by calling the office or by leaving a note on her desk. You will be asked to mail a check made payable to St. Andrew’s, with “altar flowers” on the memo line to pay for the flowers.
Memorial or Thanksgiving Donations Memorial Donations are often made at the death of the loved one or after a funeral service at this church. Such contributions are used to improve and maintain the church and the grounds around it. Also, such gifts are used to purchase sacramental or worship items needed to celebrate regular and special services. Gifts may also be given in thanksgiving for someone you love.
We depend on the generosity of our members and visitors for the care and preservation of St. Andrew’s. In addition to our presence as an historic national landmark, we are committed to serve beyond our campus. At any time during the year, should you wish to make a donation in thanksgiving for a person, family or ministry, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact our Stewardship Chair or the Rector if you have any questions.
Planned Giving If you would like information about including St. Andrew’s in estate plans to provide for its future and to accrue income and tax benefits, or if you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact the Rector for a packet of information. Such gifts are great significance to the parish to keep the missions and legacy alive.
Giving Time and Talent
The Ministry of the Laity At St. Andrew’s there are so many opportunities to volunteer time and talent. The weekly email announcements and the newsletter usually have the details of on-going volunteer ministry, such as the Thrift Stop, as well as on-time projects with a specified date and time to volunteer, such as last spring’s “Big Dig” or “Gardening Day.” If you have questions about any of the positions, simply call the contact number/email listed for more information. Of course, you can also contact the Parish Office for assistance.
All of the various areas of the parish have volunteer opportunities. Check-out the “Worship and Music” section for a good idea of what kinds of lay ministry is available. You can do the same thing in the other areas of ministry, “Formation” and “Outreach.” Your time and talent spent in a particular ministry nurtures your soul-crafting and strengthens you faith. There is bound to be something that matches your interests and talents. And getting to know other members through volunteer work together provides another benefit and reason to engage in lay ministry.
Fundraising is steady practice at the parish. With 2 colossal Yard Sales and 2 Plant Sales annually, and a Mulch Sale, recruiting volunteers becomes critical. These events are one-time events with very flexible volunteer shifts to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. Watch for information in the communications for such opportunities.
Some of the vitally important ministries of “Formation” include:
-Teacher: Leading a class in the Sunday school.
-Assisting Teacher: assisting one of the teachers working in the Sunday school.
-Youth Minister: mentoring youth in the Christian faith in a small group experience,
-Group Leader: joining the adult education planning group.
-Bible Study Group Leader: forming a small group for Bible study or book discussion.
-Eucharistic minister: offering communion to the homebound or hospital.
-Adult Inquirer: attending Sunday morning Adult Forum
-Ministry Leader: assisting in the formation of Foyer Groups or any other program.
-Stewardship Chair: leading the annual pledge campaign.
-Fellowship Minister: hosting a Sunday morning fellowship time.
-Holy Mowers: mowing on a rotation and tending the campus.
-Fundraiser: setting-up sorting, pricing, selling, cleaning-up for the variety of fundraisers.
If you need any direction about opportunities to serve, do not hesitate to contact the Rector.