Ways to Give
Our church, staff, academy, and programs rely on pledges, endowments, and stewardship from our community. Your pledges and other gifts are essential to the day-to-day ministry that takes place in and through St. Bartholomew’s and the community.
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly
or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Annual pledges support everything we do and are at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Your gift is spent on all aspects of our worship, outreach, and community life,
Discretionary funds are traditionally used to aid the poor of the congregation and the larger community. Examples of appropriate discretionary spending for those in need include rent, utilities, or medical bills.
The clergy may also use these funds for expenses related to the exercise of ministry that are not covered in the budget. For example, such as attendance at conferences, purchase of books and journals, and membership in groups that are related to the exercise of ministry.
An endowment is money designated for the long term to serve both current and future needs. A portion of the endowment can be used each year to support the church’s mission while the remaining amount helps ensure its long-term sustainability.
Endowments provide additional support for church ministry beyond what is possible in your annual operating budget. It also reassures donors that there is a well-managed fund for their legacy gifts.