In this long season of pandemic and social unrest, we’ve all searched for places of stability. And although that’s not always possible to find in the world around us, stability is always available in God.
The stone cairn found in this year’s Pledge Campaign is a part of an ancient practice, representing the strength we find in God. If we were hikers on a trail, we might look for a cairn marking the way. Even our Biblical patriarch, Jacob, used a rock pile to mark a sacred place.
As we walk our paths of discipleship, sharing the virtues of justice, love, faith, hope and joy, we look to Jesus’ life as our cairn. The simple beauty of the cairn reminds us that balance and connection are the key to security. When we do the work of discipleship–either apart or in person—we are a cairn to our neighbors, showing that Divine grace binds us all together.
This year, we invite you to pledge to the annual campaign, remembering the impact St. Andrew’s has on the community around us through the Food Pantry, Showers of Blessings and Saturday Meal Program. But we also ask you to pledge, so we can continue offering educational and liturgical programs that increase our parish’s spiritual strength.
You are in our prayers as you discern how much you and your household’s budget might stretch this year to support our shared ministries. We thank you in advance for your faithful response to God’s invitation to the journey ahead.
With love from your Stewardship Committee
Remove the pledge card you received in the mail and fill it out to make your pledge to "Be the Light" in the world. If you didn't receive a mailed brochure, please email us so we can mail one to you. Bring it on Ingathering Sunday (November 15th) when we'll celebrate the many ways we shine God's love into the world.
Have questions about why pledging is an important part of our faith? Want to know the difference between an offering and a tithe? Learn more about the pledging process here.
The Ingathering Ceremony on November 15th is the day we join together to pledge our commitment to the mission and vision of our parish. Although you're welcome to return your pledge card at any time, participating in this Ingathering celebration is an important way to renew your commitment to St. Andrew's as part of our family of faith