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Stewardship Committee

Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.

Stewartship Committee

Jack Hellems, Chair
(804) 339-7209
whellems@yahoo.com
Fr. Stuart Wood, Priest-in-Charge
(540) 560-0700
stucwood@gmail.com

 

     
Garry Clay, Senior Warden
(804) 436-2973
gclay@investdavenport.com
 
Jim Knupp
(804) 832-3141
jdk@va.metrocast.net
 
 
 

Stewardship Committee Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the Stewardship Committee to plan the Church's yearly activities in annual giving, fund raising and stewardship. The Steward Committee shall work closely with the Finance Committee to meet the financial needs for the normal operational requirements of the church for the coming year.

The Stewardship Committee shall be composed of three members of the congregation, plus the Rector and the Senior Warden on an ex-officio basis. The chair of the Finance Committee shall be a member of this committee. Additional members may be appointed on an "ad hoc" basis to assist with special needs and services.

This committee shall plan and conduct a stewardship program to inform the congregation of the financial needs of the Parish and to secure the pledges to financially support the ministries of the church.

For the Finance Committee to more informatively plan the coming year's resources available, the stewardship program should be conducted during the third quarter of the year. The last Sunday of September is normally designated as Stewardship Sunday. The Stewardship Sunday custom is, a congregational breakfast, followed by one Church service and a parishioner commitment (by pledge card) for the following year's financial support of the church.

The Parish Administrator shall maintain the records of pledges and non-pledge offerings received, produce and distribute quarterly statements of individual contributions to each member, maintain confidentiality of all contributions and sources, and provide offering envelopes as requested.