Make a pledge
St. Stephen’s is a community of miracles. Our work is made possible by people who make an annual pledge to sustain the church with a financial gift throughout the year. One-time gifts are important and always welcome, but annual pledges determine the breadth and depth of our ministry in any given year.
How much should I give?
That’s between you and God. The Bible teaches proportional giving, specifically 10 percent. Making a pledge to support St. Stephen’s throughout the year means that you’re going to be giving even when you don’t feel like giving, and there can be a powerful grace in that. We all worry about money from time to time, and we all try to balance prudence with faithfulness. But if you are giving even at those times when you are worried, the Holy Spirit might just remind you of one of the most important things Jesus ever said: “Do not worry about your life.” God knows what you need, of course. He numbers the hairs of your head and will never leave you. So seek first God’s kingdom, Jesus said, and everything you need will be given to you.
Where does my pledge go?
Ninety percent of this parish's budget is made possible by annual pledges. So pledges to St. Stephen’s Church make possible all our worship services, outreach to the community and the world, joint ventures with outreach partner organizations, ministries to families, children and youth, Bible studies, classes, workshops, speakers, pastoral care, and upkeep of our facilities. Every pledge, no matter the amount, counts.
Make a pledge for 2017
Here's an online pledge form. If you prefer to fill out a pledge card, please use the one you receive in the mail in October, or stop by the parish office.
Make a payment on your pledge
If you wish to make a payment on your 2016 pledge, please follow this link.