The Annual Giving campaign this year comes at a significant time â€“ we are entering a new phase in our growth
as a congregation. Our beloved rector, Bill Harper, will retire in the spring of 2015. We now have the opportunity to
listen, dream and prepare for the next stage of our shared life together at Grace.
We have a challenge before us. In the next year we'd like to keep doing all the things that make Grace Church such a spiritually
vital place. In addition, we must begin to plan financially for the transition in 2015. And we need to undertake some
critical investments - one being adding health insurance coverage for Bill, another being taking care of our building and
grounds. Meeting these and other obligations will require an additional $50,000 in pledge income for 2014. We recognize
that this is a big step; and yet, we have a recommended budget that we believe is tailored to current needs and goals.
Pledging is a significant step towards increasing your involvement as a member. It's the act of estimating, or promising,
what you will donate to Grace in the next year. Your pledge commitment allows us to make an effective budget.
Yes, the budget matters, and there is a story there. But in the end, it's the opportunity to share abundantly, give
exuberantly, and live joyfully, that enriches each of us.
We need and value your support. Please join us!
Mary Kay Dolejsi
Please click here to make your Online Pledge now.
If you would like to increase your existing pledge, or adjust it in some other way,
please click here for the Pledge Adjustment form.
If you have already made your pledge and would like to automate your payment to Grace, click
here for the Graceful Banking form.