Mechanics of Pledging at St. Mary’s
When you make a financial pledge to St, Mary’s you are fulfilling one of three offerings of stewardship… the sharing of treasure. It is your gift to St. Mary’s that allows our ministries to flourish, and provides guidance in developing our annual budget.
Two ways to pledge…Electronic or Paper.
|Click on link to online pledge form and fill out||Fill out 2017 pledge card: Receive by mail, from pews or church office, or print card from online PDF card.|
|Click submit….done||Return your pledge card to St Mary’s via: postal mail, in the offering plates, or in person to the office or either of the Stewardship Chairs (Kathy and Marty Caron).
|Complete By: November 6, 2016||Complete By: November 6, 2016|
**Only a couple of people know what you pledge: The Rector LeeAnne Watkins, and the Stewardship Chairs: Kathy and Marty. Your pledge will never be public knowledge.
What are my options for paying my pledge?
Automatic Bill Pay (Most preferred):
This service is available through most banks and it is generally very easy to set up a recurring payment to St. Mary’s. You set the amount and date each month and your bank Mails the check to St. Mary’s. There is usually not a fee for this service.
Electronic Giving benefits St Mary’s in that the church receives a stable, consistent, pledge income, making budgeting and management of church finances easier.
Check or Cash
Checks with “pledge” written in the memo line, or cash in a pledge envelope, can be placed in the offertory plate during Sunday services.
Or you can mail your check directly to St. Mary’s, attention: Accounting Clerk.
Donating stock as your pledge gift
The following DTC transfer instructions are given to the broker or institution that holds your stock certificates:
UBS Financial Services
0221, Account # RP03824
FBO: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church/Your Name
It is very important that these instructions include your name, as UBS has no way of knowing who this stock is from for purposes of communicating that information to our Accounting Clerk.
To ensure that the St. Mary’s Accounting Clerk is aware of your donation, simply drop them a note letting them know you have transferred stock for purposes of fulfilling your pledge.
Donations to St Mary’s are tax deductible, so some time in January you will receive a statement that you can use when filing your tax return.
St. Mary’s Stewardship Chairs are always available to answer any questions regarding your pledge.