Our Stewardship Ministry is an integral part of membership at Saint Philip and embodies the true spirit of free will giving. It is also a primary example of how we attempt to bear fruit, with God's help, at our parish. Stewards are encouraged to give their time, talent and treasure, proportionately, meaningfully, and freely. Our parish has nearly 300 families that participate in a wide range of programs from youth ministries to adult education efforts; our mutual Stewardship holistically supports all of these efforts, in addition to the care of our beautiful Church and campus.
Every December (this year on Sunday, December 4) we kick off the coming year's Stewardship campaign with a thoughtful Stewardship Sunday event, and our faithful complete a Commitment Card, indicating their heartfelt response to God's many gifts. They endeavor — with all their heart, soul, strength and mind — to follow through with their commitment throughout the year. The 2017 theme is truly profound: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you" (John 20:21). It is based on the concept that the Lord has entrusted us with His Gospel — and that with this sacred trust comes a great responsibility to share it, as individuals and as a parish family. The Lord is sending us out to bless the world with His most precious gift!
Of course, the most powerful way to respond to this "sending" is through Stewardship, thus enabling both the holy efforts of individual parishioners and the corporate efforts of our Eucharistic community. This is a tremendous opportunity for us all; we hope and pray all our parishioners will respond with open, gracious and generous hearts to the Lord's challenge.
And initiating your response is simple:
1) Simply print the Commitment Card below, prayerfully consider your commitment, complete it, and forward it to the Church Office. In addition to collecting your basic contact information (don't forget your email!), it has space to indicate your gifts of time, talent and treasure and offers insights into the meaning of Stewardship.
2) Actualize the financial aspect of your Stewardship via the "Give Now" selection below. This is the most convenient way to give — but of course, please use whatever method is best for you and your family.
To learn more or if we can assist you in any way, please contact the Church Office. We will gladly connect you with a member of the Stewardship Ministry Team.
Thank you for your heartfelt Stewardship in 2017!