Pledges and Giving to the Annual Budget and Capital Campaign
During the campaign, every participating household will be asked to pray and to follow God’s guidance in deciding to make two pledges: one to increase the 2012 annual budget and the second for building repairs with giving over and above the annual commitment. You may give in any way that fits your needs. You may give your pledges in one gift, spread your 2012 annual gift out over one year, or spread your gift for building repairs out over two years. Commitment card have one side for 2012 annual giving and one side for building-repair giving.
We ask that you make your commitment in the setting where you feel most comfortable. Church leaders were asked to make their commitments prior to Commitment Sunday, November 20, 2011. We ask anyone that has not yet made a commitment to do so. The important thing is that every household turn in a commitment card in such a way that no one feels uncomfortable in the process.
Although cash offerings may be submitted during the campaign, commitments are the primary goal. The reason we need pledges is that this is a large financial endeavor. We need an accurate indication of our cash flow for the immediate future. Completed commitment cards enable our church leaders to make wise decisions. It is a promise you make after prayer and reflection. Your pledge will be kept confidential as is true with all church receipts. Giving began on Sunday, December 11, 2011, First Fruits Sunday. We are asked that every household give something of their two-year commitment on that date.
Other Gifts to the Campaign
Most gifts that are given will be by check. It may be of tax benefit to give property, stocks, bonds, or other appreciated assets. We encourage you to talk with your financial advisor about a particularly large gift or non-cash gift. The Trustees must approve all such gifts. Any personal property will be sold at market value and that will be the amount of your gift. Please talk to David Schilling if you have any questions.