Stewardship 2024: Our Programs
Dear Parish Family,
The Colonna family can list off several St. James programs that make an impact on our household. The children love the Easter celebrations in the Spring, the entire family enjoys the Parish Picnic at Mt. Lebanon Chapel in the summer, this fall we’re looking forward to Wednesday night Suppers, and the list goes on. What is your favorite program at St. James? Do you have a memory tied to one of these programs that sparked joy in your life and helped draw you closer to your community Parish, and closer to Jesus?
These programs bring us together as a church family. They give us a chance to have fellowship, community, and gather in a place with loved ones. We are thankful for those who plan and execute the events. However, YOU are the one who funds the programs and events. Thank you.
Pledging, Tithing, Giving, Donating. Regardless of what you call it, the Lord has blessed us with the ability to fund and operate our beautiful St James Parish that we all call home. We are fortunate to offer programs 12 months out of the year to engage every member of our congregation. However these programs do cost us to operate each year.
Each year we create the budget, and the calendar, to make sure these great programs are offered. We start with the total sum of the Annual Pledge and then determine what Programs will be offered, added, or changed. As our Parish pledging increases, so does our ability to offer more in our Programs.
As you think about your family’s ability to make an annual pledge, please think about the Programs you have enjoyed over the years. We want to keep offering everything you and your family need to call St. James Parish home, and we want to do it in a way that meets all our needs.
St. James Vestry