Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name; bring offerings and come into his courts. Psalm 96:8
Members of the parish can give financial support to the church in several ways. We do NOT receive money from the diocese or national church to operate. We must cover 100% of our expenses except where grants are available. At St. Ann’s, we do not tell folks what they are expected to donate, and there are multiple ways to do that:
- Pledging, which takes the form of an annual commitment. Members submit a pledge “card” annually and can choose to pay online or by check after committing either a single, quarterly, monthly, or weekly payment.
- Cash donations in the plate. They are very difficult to budget and depend heavily on service attendance, but of course are welcome.
- Regular contributions can be traced to a person when a check is put in the plate, made online, or via the mail but do not qualify as a pledge because no annual commitment has been received.
- Special Purpose Donations, include targeted support, such as for flowers, the memorial garden, outreach, and so forth.
For online giving, we use a service called Vanco. It allows you to give a one-time donation or set up reoccurring donations to automate your stewardship pledge. For details and instructions on using Vanco, please follow this link.