The heart of the stewardship effort at St. Mark’s takes place every fall, when members, friends and newcomers are canvassed and asked to make a pledge of financial support for the coming calendar year. St. Mark’s depends on donations to sustain its programs and facilities. The annual church operating budget is based on the sum of these pledges, and the number of programs that St. Mark’s is able to offer depends directly on its donors’ generosity. Scroll to the bottom of this page for links to more information about our pledging, about our budget, and to find various forms for making a pledge, paying your pledge by automatic bank withdrawal, by payroll deduction, or by making a stock or mutual fund donation.
How Pledging Works at St. Mark’s
A pledge is a promise to pay a certain dollar amount to support St. Mark’s over a certain time period, usually a calendar year.
A pledge payment is a donation made to fulfill all or part of a pledge. Parishioners can choose to make contributions toward their pledge weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually or in any installment plan that they wish.
A pledging member is a parishioner who has made a financial pledge. Pledging members are eligible to vote in leadership elections at our Annual Meeting in March and are listed in the Parish Directory, which is published at least twice a year.
Information about Pledging
Frequently Asked Questions
2017 Canvass Town Hall Slides
Many Ways to Pay Your Pledge
Proportional Giving Reference Chart
Increase the Power of Your Pledge
Forms for Making and Paying a Pledge
Online Pledge Form
Paper Pledge Form
Pledge Payment by Automatic Bank Deduction Form
Pledge Payment by Payroll Deduction Form
How to Make a Stock or Mutual Fund Donation