What is stewardship?
Stewardship more than just giving money to the church. It involves pledges of time, talent, and treasure. Stewardship is your commitment to support the church and be part of the church community. Stewardship is about being a disciple of Christ and a good steward of the resources and blessings we have been given.
Why should we give?
You can make a donation at any time; you can also make a pledge. Stewardship pledging, i.e., letting us know what you plan to donate for a particular year, allows Westminster to plan for the coming year and to create a budget that stays within our resources for that year based on anticipated donations. Donations are what allow the church to thrive: more than 90% of our revenue comes from pledges and other donations.
What are stewardship pledges used for?
Stewardship pledges as part of Westminster’s annual budget are used in a variety of areas, including mission and service, education and discipleship, and worship and music. Additionally, your financial pledge helps to keep the lights on, allows adequate compensation for the clerical and lay staff, and ensures the church heating system keeps functioning.
How can I participate?
You can give financial gifts to our stewardship campaign on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Gifts of time and talents can given by participating as a committee member, office volunteer, adult-education speaker, choir member, bus driver, Stephen Minister, or any one of many other opportunities.
For more information on stewardship or to request a pledge card, please contact the church office. You can also pledge online. Simply go to this link.