The Stewardship Committee is charged with securing
the financial stability of the parish. This is primarily accomplished
through tithing, in the form of pledges from parish members who donate
on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Although "tithe” in its
original usage meant 10% of a family’s income, Trinity simply asks
that you deeply and prayerfully consider what you can give to support
your spiritual home and family. Although plate donations during the
services are greatly appreciated, pledging is what gives the church a
solid financial base, upon which we are able to build reliable income
projections and most importantly, a responsible and realistic budget.
Pledge cards (requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader) are sent to every member of the parish in November
and are collected on the aptly named "Collection Sunday”. You will
then receive a box of numbered envelopes in which to make your
offering. Whether you send it to the church or place it in the
collection plate during the service, using your envelopes helps us
properly credit your donation; at year’s end, you will receive a
statement that can be attached to your income tax form to support your
charitable deduction claim.
If you become a parish member after pledges have been collected, you
may still fill out a pledge card and receive a box of pledge
envelopes by contacting the church office at 508-384-3958, e-mailing
the church administrator or contacting the stewardship vestryperson.
While there is no doubt that this committee’s work is both delicate and
challenging, it is vital to the health of this parish, and new
volunteers are always welcomed!