Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Promise of Support? Your opportunity to make known your intention to support St. Bartholomew's as God has led you. This information helps the vestry make informed financial decisions and ensure good stewardship of parish resources. A promise is also a mark of membership. It is a way of saying, "I'm in. St. B's is my home and my people."
How much should I Promise? The traditional Biblical amount is 10% of your annual income, but it can be any %. Start with 1% and grow from there. Another way to think about this is to promise enough so that you remember it each month: it’s not so small that you can forget about it and it’s not so large that you can’t sleep at night. Remember the spiritual act of giving is what matters.
What if I don’t know what next year holds?
We suggest that you go ahead and make a promise that you are comfortable with and that you think you may be able to reach. Please remember that as a church one of our founding principles is grace. If circumstances change, your promise can change, too.
How can I pay my promise? By check (mailed or put in the offering plate), online (using credit card or ACH), stock gift. Give through our online platform >>>here.
Do you accept pre-payments? Absolutely – please be sure to note with the gift the pledge year it should be associated with.
What if I need to change my Promise of Support? We understand circumstances change, if you need to decrease or increase your Promise, just let us know.
If you have further questions, please contact Parish Administrator, Teresa Robinson.