Stewardship & Endowment
We know that it is not always easy to discuss money, and the last thing anyone wants is to feel they are being pestered to donate every time they walk through the church doors. However, the parish has a budget and financial needs, just like any household or business, and we believe that our habits around saving, spending, and giving have as much to do with our faith as other choices we make in life, such as how we spend our time and our talents.
At Good Shepherd we are working to find ways to make financial giving a regular and stress-free part of our parish life together. We encourage all members to make an annual pledge, which helps the Vestry and Finance Committee to make wise decisions about our operating budget. Our treasurer and assistant treasurer are happy to work with you on setting up an online payment system, if that is the easiest and most efficient choice for you. No pledge is considered too small to “count.” We do ask that you prayerfully consider the amount you are able to give.
Besides our annual pledge campaign and various fundraisers throughout the year, another source of revenue for Good Shepherd is a variety of “passive giving” options. We have a Schnuck’s rebate system in place for several years. Recently, we have also added Good Shepherd to Amazon Smile’s list of charities, which make us eligible for a portion of nearly every purchase you make through Amazon. More information about this program follows.