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