Most of the work of the Church of the Atonement is based on the stewardship and contributions of our members and friends. We believe God gives us everything we have and everything we are and that we are called on to use our time, talents and treasures for His works.
Many thanks to those of you who have contributed to the many ministries of our parish. Your gifts are essential to these ministries and we are grateful.
A very large majority of our parish income is derived from the pledges made during the annual Stewardship Campaign. Those pledges are paid by bringing or mailing your contribution to the church or by giving electronically ("Online Giving") through this website. Whether you use the pledge envelope or the Online Giving method, the Church will keep track of your giving and supply you with an annual contribution report which you may use in filing your income taxes. Giving electronically is becoming increasingly more convenient for individuals as we become used to paying our other bills online and paperless. We believe giving electronically will appeal to many of our church members.
Online Giving allows you to make a one-time contribution or to set up a schedule of automatic donations. By setting up a password protected profile, you will be able to log in at any time to make donations, change a recurring donation plan or view your personal giving history. Online Giving is good for the church in that it reduces the amount of time necessary for staff to process cash and checks. Online Giving is also good for the environment because it eliminates paper used for check processing.
With Online Giving you can also use your debit or credit card for your church pledge commitment.
As you contemplate your future giving to the Church of the Atonement, please consider Online Giving.
What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is the selfless return of the blessings bestowed on each of us by God. Whether by volunteering, making regular offerings or participating in prayer, you can make unique contributions that keep the Church of the Atonement strong. Your gifts of time, talent and treasure represent stewardship.
In the fall of each year our parish conducts its annual Stewardship Campaign. It is during this time that each of our members who are able reflect on the amount of money they can comfortably contribute to our Parish in the following year. At the end of our Campaign, our Treasurer, Finance Guild and Vestry create our working budget for the following year. Because more than 90% of our Parish income comes from our annual Stewardship Campaign, our budget closely reflects the total amount of those annual pledges.