2019 – 2020 Stewardship Campaign
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A letter from our Vicar on Stewardship
In the words of a familiar hymn: ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow’. Praise God indeed! From our first to our last breath, God showers blessings upon us. And what is our response? Surely it must be one of immense and ongoing gratitude?
We invite you to consider prayerfully the abundance of God’s gifts in your life, and to consider how your participation in the faith community of Holy Innocents nourishes your awareness and appreciation of God’s generosity. And from there, consider what your response to that might be, so as to enable the congregation to live ever more fully into its commitment to live God’s love out into the world in all its transformative possibilities.
Giving is easy at Holy Innocents. By going to our worship and hospitality rota , you can sign up for the many volunteer jobs. There are activities to be part of and groups to belong to. For your treasure, there is always the Sunday morning plate. Annual pledging is very helpful for our budgeting, and pledges can always be adjusted up or down.
Pledging begins by filling out a form. Forms can be emailed to treasurer @ holyinsf.org or put in the offering plate on Sundays. You will find forms for 2019-2020 Stewardship below.
Download First Time Pledge Form
Download Renewal Pledge Form
Once you’ve made your pledge, there are many ways to pay it. Many people still pay by check in the offering plate on Sundays. Others set up a auto-check or bill pay with their banking institution. For those who prefer online giving, we have those options, too:
Online Giving Options
Should you wish to donate stock, that can be transferred through our Charles Schwab account.
We hope that, for those of you who are already pledging members, that you will be able to continue to support us. For those of you considering becoming pledgers, we hope that you will. Gifts of time, treasure and talent are all equally precious. All will enable the work of the congregation to continue both within and without its walls.
Our Stewardship Season will kick off on Sunday, October 27 following our combined service at 10AM with a hosted lunch. All are welcome! Our InGathering Sunday will be on November 17. Please bring pledge forms by that day so that we may dedicate them to the glory of God and the ministry of Holy Innocents.
In love and gratitude to all of you.
How does Holy Innocents receive its funding? How does it allocate expenses? What are our values about money. Click here to see our Narrative Budget
What is the Diocesan Assessment?
Every congregation contributes a percentage of their operating budget to the work of the Diocese as a whole. This supports the leadership and work of the diocesan staff, and benefits us all in areas of social justice, revitalization of ministries, youth and family programs, to mention a few. You can view the proposed 2020 Diocesan budget at: diocal.org/convention. For questions about the Diocesan budget, please contact Davey Gerhard, Director of Resource Development, at daveyg diocal.org.
Can I give something other than money to support the budget?
Some people give their pledge in stock or mutual funds. If you want to make a stock donation, please contact Davey Gerhard at daveyg diocal.org. When you contact him, let him know you are making the donation to Holy Innocents.
Can I put Holy Innocents in my will?
Yes. The Diocese of California has a number of free or very low cost resources to assist should you wish to include Holy Innocents in your estate planning, life income giving, gift annuities and other plans. Please contact Amanda Kiernan noted above or John Quarterman (jwquarterman gmail.com) if you would like more information. If you would like to include a bequest to Holy Innocents in your will or living trust, please word the bequest (or ask your attorney to word the bequest) as follows: “I give to the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California, with offices in San Francisco, California, for the benefit of Holy Innocents’ Church in San Francisco, California, or its legal successor thereto, to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes and without other restrictions as to use.”
Do I have to pledge to attend services?
No! We value your participation in the life of Holy Innocents regardless of the amount of your pledge. We also understand that some of our members have fixed or limited incomes and may not be able to give financially as generously as they may wish. Many members give generously of their time and talents by volunteering at Holy Innocents, and we are grateful for such contributions, as well.
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Please feel free to speak to any of the clergy or members of the Bishop’s or Finance Committee about any questions you might have about the finances of Holy Innocents, or how you might participate financially in supporting Holy Innocents. You may also contact Jane McDougle, our Vicar, Malcolm Gaines, our Treasurer, or any of the members of the Stewardship Committee.
– Malcolm Gaines (treasurer holyinsf.org), Treasurer
– Jane McDougle (jane holyinsf.org), Vicar