Frequently Asked Questions About Giving

Pledging FAQs

Youth Pilgrimage to Jerusalem 

Youth Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

August 1–12

Three of our young people are headed to the Holy Land!  Ethan Ide, Claire German and Caroline German will be traveling to Jerusalem in August to explore the Holy Land and their spirituality on a pilgrimage hosted by the Diocese of Los Angeles.

The twelve-day trip is broken into two geographic areas. Half of the pilgrimage is spent in Nazareth, exploring the Galilee, Tiberias, the Mount of Transfiguration, the Via Mara, among many other historic and biblical sites. The remainder of the trip is spent in Jerusalem at St. George’s College.  While in Jerusalem, the group explores the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock, Western Wall, Mount of Olives, the Judean Desert, and other exciting, fun places.  Youth have an opportunity to touch every body of water in the region—swimming in the Galilee and Mediterranean, floating in the Dead Sea, or standing knee deep in the Jordan renewing their baptismal covenant.

Help Our Youth

Contribute to the Youth Mission Fund

Donate to Caroline German
Donate to Claire German
Donate to Ethan Ide

Ice Cream Fundraiser

Join our youth on the patio on Sunday, July 9, after the 10:00 and 11:30 am services to support our three young people. The teens will be selling ice cream sundaes as a fun way to beat the heat (they’ll also happily collect your goodwill donation if you just want to give to support their pilgrimage).  We’ll see you on the patio for sweet treats after worship!

My income varies, so how do I calculate how much to pledge?

A pledge is your commitment to be in support of your church. While income is not always predictable, a pledge is an indication that there is a minimum amount you would like to commit. If you decide to make more of a contribution because of higher income, that is welcomed.

How much does All Saints’ receive from the Episcopal Church?

Nothing. In fact, All Saints’ pays ‘Mission Share’, quite a substantial percentage of our budget, to the Diocese of Los Angeles every year.

What is a pledge?

A pledge is a commitment by you to give a stated amount to All Saints’ for the following year – usually in monthly payments (or weekly or quarterly, if that works better for you).

I understand All Saints’ prefers that I make a pledge rather than putting money in the plate each Sunday – why?

Quite simply, All Saints’ can rely on your pledge as predictable income – whether you happen to be at church that Sunday or not. This enables us to accurately budget for the coming year’s expenses in all that we are called to do.

What is an appropriate pledge?

The amount of your pledge is between you and God and will obviously be determined by your income (see Proportional Giving information below). As a frame of reference, it may be helpful for you to know that in 2014, the average annual pledge was just over $3,983 and the median pledge was $1,300.

What is Proportional Giving?

Proportional giving involves setting aside a tithe (10%) or other portion of your income to the work of All Saints’ as one of your highest priorities. Amounts below Annual Income are monthly giving; e.g. $80,000 income giving at 4% = $267 a month.

Annual Income $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000
2% $67 $100 $133 $167 $250 $333 $417 $500
4% $133 $200 $267 $333 $500 $667 $833 $1000
6% $200 $300 $400 $500 $750 $1000 $1,250 $1,500
8% $267 $400 $533 $667 $1000 $1,333 $1,667 $2,000
10% $333 $500 $667 $833 $1,250 $1,667 $2,083 $2,500

How do I make a pledge?

You can complete the pledge card mailed to you along with the Stewardship Brochure, mail it to All Saints’, drop it in the offertory plate or join with the rest of our community on All Saints’ Sunday, November 2 and place your pledge on the altar as part of our annual ingathering.

What payment methods does All Saints’ accept?

We welcome cash, checks, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover), or gifts of appreciated stock. Many parishioners use their banks’ online bill pay service, which sends us a bank draft every month.

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