Stewardship 2019: The Core Value of Stewardship
Trinity Annual Pledge Appeal
We define stewardship as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to our care. For more than three centuries, the leaders of Trinity Church have provided effective stewardship of a tremendous legacy, allowing the church to extend an extraordinary range of ministries and programs to our neighborhood, our city, our country, and our world.
Members of Trinity’s congregation practice faithful stewardship, taking a leadership role in bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world by giving generously of their time, talent, and treasure in the spirit of Christ. Out of the abundance of our lives, we return to God a portion of what God has given us. Collectively, we dedicate thousands of hours each year, offering care to fellow parishioners and to others in need.
For 2019, we ask you to consider committing to an increase in your pledge of annual support to Trinity’s work in the service of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you donate but have not pledged yet, we ask you to consider converting your donations and committing to a firm amount for the coming year. Our goal is to increase pledging households by 50 percent or more for 2019.
Your pledge of financial support vitally augments our endowment income, helping to fund Trinity’s essential ministries, both far-reaching and close to home. Above all, an annual pledge is a spiritual commitment to God; as faithful stewards, we return a portion of what we have received in abundance back to the Giver.
We invite every member of Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, and our online community to prayerfully consider making a pledge of financial support. The amount of your pledge is a personal decision; a gift of any size—from $10 to $10,000—is a spiritual discipline, and an expression of faith in God’s provision.
If you are a donor of record or an anonymous giver, please consider joining the growing community of Trinity parishioners and friends who have made recorded pledges. We need and want everyone to participate by pledging! If you have questions about the spiritual aspect of giving, then please contact the Rev. Elizabeth Blunt.
How much should I give?
Giving is a personal decision, to be prayerfully discerned. All financial contributions to Trinity of any amount are welcome. What is important is that you make a pledge—a commitment—to God, our church, and its mission. The amount of your pledge will be kept confidential, and if your circumstances change after you have made your pledge, you can notify the Vicar or Development Office to adjust the amount.
How to pledge
To pledge online, click on the “Pledge and Give Online” button below, which will take you to Trinity’s third-party website, GivingFire.
From there, click “Create an Account” in the upper right corner, which will take you to a new page where you will be asked to create a password and agree to GivingFire’s terms and conditions. Once you have verified your email, you will be able to sign in to your account and see your Donor Dashboard, where you can modify recurring gifts and see your donation history.
View a printable PDF of the above instructions here.
Please note that any online donations made when you are not logged into your GivingFire account will NOT be counted toward your pledge. All pledgers are encouraged to sign up for an account so that Trinity can track your online pledge payments.
You will receive an acknowledgment from the church, noting the amount you have pledged and thanking you for your contribution.
How do I honor my pledge?
Pledges can be paid as a single gift or by your desired installments, such as weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
All pledging households will receive offering envelopes that may be put in the collection plate at any of the liturgies at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel. If you are unable to join us physically, you may also use this envelope to mail your pledge to the church office.
You also have the option to set up regular payments directly to Trinity through your bank's bill-pay system, or donate online via credit or debit card through a secure online donation platform. This platform allows you to schedule recurring payments on a weekly, monthly, or other basis, or make one-time donations to Trinity. All electronic transactions are secure, safe, and private.
Online pledgers are invited to place their empty offering envelope in the collection plate at any service as both a sign and witness of their participation.
All pledgers will receive financial statements quarterly, including a final statement at the end of the year. It is a good way to keep track of your pledge and to make sure that all of your contributions have been correctly recorded.
Are there benefits of giving?
We pray that you are richly blessed as your gift is used to bless others. All pledging members get the satisfaction of participating even more fully in the life of the church and becoming stakeholders in our common mission and work.
All members who are contributors of record may vote at our annual elections and may participate in elected or appointed office. For more information about membership, please contact the Rev. Elizabeth Blunt at 646.216.6482 or email@example.com.
We invite you to join the 2019 Trinity Giving Campaign and becoming one of the “good and wise stewards” in the Kingdom of God. Thank you.
Who We Are
Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. We are guided by our core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel are the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission.
For all questions about pledging, please contact Maria Medina at 212.602.9690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.