We believe that all that we have and are is a gift from God. Stewardship is our use of all that God has given us–including our time, abilities, opportunities, and our physical and financial resources–on God’s behalf, to do God’s work in the world. Good stewardship is marked by generosity, and brings joy and peace to our lives.
Pledge Card — St. Anne’s Parish 2017
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If you want more information about financial stewardship and pledging at St. Anne’s Church, please see our FAQ’s about Pledging or speak with a member of our vestry or clergy.
Thank you very much for your financial support for the ministries of St. Anne’s Church!
How will YOUR Legacy be part of the Legacy of St. Anne’s Church?
Incorporating a gift in one’s will or estate plan often allows us to make a gift we could not consider during our lifetimes.
Dear Friend in Christ,
At St. Anne’s Church we are the inheritors of a long tradition of Christian worship and service. Those who worshipped here before us gave of themselves and their treasure to ensure that St. Anne’s would live into the future. Now it is our time to make the plans that will sustain St. Anne’s for the generations that come after us.
Last year, several families informed the parish treasurer that they have provided for St. Anne’s Church through their estate plans. Their gifts will strengthen the endowment that provides income to support the ministries that you treasure.
Take a moment to consider these core ministries:
Our worship services that inspire us to serve God.
The music programs that enhance our prayer and praise.
Our outreach ministries to the wider community that transform lives.
The spiritual formation programs that equip us for our life in faith.
Ask yourself if you can make a planned gift to secure their vitality for the next generation.
We are deeply grateful to the families that have established a legacy gift for St. Anne’s Church through their estate planning. This is an act of deep devotion to Christ’s ministry among us. It is true discipleship. Thank you for prayerfully considering joining them.
Amy E. Richter, Rector
Pete Smith, Chair, Planned Giving Committee
Bequests In Your Will
St. Anne’s as a beneficiary
Other Estate Planning Vehicles
Consult with your Financial Advisor, CPA or Estate Attorney to address your situation.
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FAQ's About Pledging
What is a pledge?
A pledge is a written estimate of your financial giving for the coming year, the amount you think you can responsibly commit to giving to the church.
Why does St. Anne’s Church ask for a pledge?
Your pledge enables the lay and clergy leadership of St. Anne’s to make decisions about ministry based on predictable revenue. Having an estimate of giving from our members enables us to set a strategic and responsible budget and plan for appropriate staffing and programming. Our members’ pledged giving provides the largest amount of money every year that we have available to support our church community’s worship including music, Christian education for all ages, pastoral care, and open doors to the community.
How will the money I pledge be used?
The money you give toward your pledge is directed to the general operating budget of St. Anne’s Church.
How do I decide how much to pledge?
The first step is to ask God in prayer: How much am I being called to give? How am I being asked to respond to God’s call to me to discipleship, following Jesus? Giving is a spiritual practice. Some of us decide on the basis of what is needed and ask, how much can I give to meet the needs of our church community? Some of us decide on the basis of believing that all humans have a need to give—generosity is one of the ways we reflect the image of God. As someone made to participate in God’s self-giving love, how much can I give that reflects the blessings I have received? that reflects my gratitude for God’s gifts entrusted to me? Many pledgers begin with an estimated percentage of their incomes, which seems significant and responsible for the year, and later engage in the spiritual discipline of gradually increasing that percentage over time. The biblical standard for giving for God’s work is ten percent, “the tithe,” of your expected assets for the year.
All pledges, of all amounts, are welcome. Every pledge is helpful, and every one is important to St. Anne’s Church. A pledge is an important statement of your commitment as a member of our church community, regardless of the size of the pledge you can make.
How do I make my pledge?
St. Anne’s Church just needs some written communication that you are making a pledge, with the total amount that you plan to give for 2017. For convenience, we provide a pledge card that you can return in the pledge box at any worship service at church, in the mail, or drop it off at our office. You can also pledge online at https://stannes-annapolis.org/give/#pledge. You may pay by check, credit card, or with securities.
How will I know my pledge was received?
We will send you a letter acknowledging your pledge shortly after we receive it. We will also send you a quarterly statement, so that you can stay informed about your pledge payments relative to your pledge.
If I have questions about making donations to St. Anne’s Church, or about the church’s budget, whom should I ask?
For questions about the church budget, talk with our treasurer, Steve Fisher. All vestry meetings are open to our church community and you are also welcome to attend these meetings, in which financial updates are given. For questions about spiritual practices of giving, contact any of our clergy.
St. Anne’s Legacy Circle
Mr. + & Mrs. Donald Buhrer
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Ladd Carr +
Mr. & Mrs. Jer Chambers
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Clopp
The Rt. Rev. & Mrs. Michael Creighton
Mr. & Mrs. Ned Criscimagna
Ms. Karen Davis
Frank and Ginger DeLuca
Mr. & Mrs. William Garrett
Ms. Katie Harris and Ms. Sylvia Lohr
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Hiltabidle
Mrs. Carol Hjortsberg +
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Houghton
Ms. Angela W. Eggleston-Howard
Mr. & Mrs. David Huggins
Mr. Richard E. Israel
Ms. Nancie Kennedy
Ms. Margaret Kingsbury+
The Rev. & Mrs. Richardson A. Libby
Bill and Jeanne Malicki
Mr. Shannon H. McDowell
Mr. & Mrs. Vollie Melson
Ms. Norma Mezick+
Ms. Caroline E. Mitchell+
The John H. Morrison Family
Ms. Geraldine Nicholson
Mr. Robert Mann Overstreet, Jr. +
The Rev. Thomas Rightmyer
Dr. & Mrs. James L. Rivers
Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Ford Rowan, Jr.
Ms. Anne Sloan
Mr. & Mrs. Peter B. Smith
Ms. Carolyn Sullivan
Ms. Cardie Templeton
Ms. Joanne Tetlow
Dr. Margaret G. Tyson+
Mr. David K. Wood
Mr. & Mrs. Francis D. Wright
Anonymous Donors – 9 Households
Note: + denotes “Deceased”