For the 2024 Fiscal Year
We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor for the soul ... Hebrews 6:19
Christian stewardship is a natural part of a life of faith. It is lived out in:
Sharing the good news, in word and deed, of God’s unconditional love, compassion and justice.
Seeking out God’s justice and peace in the halls of government, business and home.
Wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships
Sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion
Providing for future generations, sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission.
Both for the individual and for the community, stewardship is a joyful act for the sake of God's world. Christian stewardship is the grateful and responsible use of God's gifts in the light of God's purpose as revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian stewards, empowered by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves to conscious, purposeful decisions. Below are a few ways to give to the church.
Other Ways to Give to Trinity
from our rector
We step into this campaign guided by Hebrews 6:19, "We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor for the soul."
First, please know that our Stewardship Team is encouraging us to participate in this year’s campaign through an electronic format which worked well for many last year.
from our wardens
A comforting truth of faith is found in casting one’s care on God, who is the true anchor of our souls! This year’s stewardship theme, “An Anchor For The Soul’’ reminds us that we rest in the changelessness of God. There are few, if any, guarantees in life, yet the one that we all proclaim and hold to is that God’s love, grace, and forgiveness will never fail.
GIVE A GIFT TODAY
The simplest way to support Trinity Church and its ministries is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork, cars, silver). These gifts not only provide you with charitable deductions, but often offer additional tax savings as well. You can give a gift online here.
Please contact Jan Hildebrand with any questions about your gifts to Trinity Episcopal Church.
As a member of Trinity Church, we encourage you to participate in annual giving. An annual gift, made through a pledge, assists lay leaders in planning for the mission and ministry of Trinity Church. An annual pledge is mainly an individual’s way of bonding your faith to God’s purposes on earth. Practically, your gift supports our celebration of the sacraments, ministry with all generations and our Outreach to the wider community. A narrative of our budget of Trinity church is provided on this page. It provides an overview of the ministry your gift supports.
LEGACY GIVING AND ENDOWMENT FUND
A gift to the Trinity Church Endowment Fund supports our parish’s ministries in perpetuity. Using its dividend and interest income, the Endowment Fund assists in meeting extraordinary capital needs and in underwriting special ministries and projects. Gifts can be made in life, by bequest or on a deferred basis.
The Trinity Legacy Society was established by Trinity Church to honor those who include our parish in their estate plans. Planned gifts are a unique way to leave a lasting impact on the lives of others beyond your lifetime. In addition to supporting the parish’s ministry and mission, a planned gift expresses your personal values and continues the stewardship of your life.
You are invited to invest in the future needs of Trinity Episcopal Church as we continue to serve our members, our community and our world. Please consider including Trinity in your estate plans. Michael Andry is the chair of our Planned Giving Committee and he would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Many parishioners give stock to Trinity in payment of their pledge or as a donation. Please contact Jan Hildebrand for account # and DTC#."
The next information is VERY important. Please notify Jan Hildebrand, Financial Assistant, of your stock transfer so that she can give immediate credit for your gift. Our policy is to sell the stock as soon as our broker has it in order to receive your desired contribution amount based on the stock price at the time of delivery. Unless our broker is advised of the transfer,
the stock will not be sold.
GIFTS OF TIME AND TALENT
Trinity Church is a parish with many ministries and many ways to give back through time and talent. We encourage you not only to weekly worship but also by spending a portion of your time in community with us. If you are not sure where to start but would like to give of your time and talents, let us help you get connected. Please contact our Rector Scott White who would love to help you become involved at Trinity. Visit our Serve the Church and Serve the World pages to find other ways to serve at Trinity.
flowers and other memorials
Gifts of Altar Flowers in the Church for our Sunday worship can be given in memory of someone who has died or in thanksgiving for an occasion of celebration, such as a birthday, anniversary, graduation and more. Altar flower gifts are recognized in the bulletin on the weekend of their placement. If you are interested, contact the Flower Guild President, Chris Dismukes (email@example.com ).
Other creative memorials are welcome at Trinity. Please contact the Rector to discuss your interest.