Stewardship & Contributions
All Christians are called to contribute a portion of their time, talent, and treasure toward the work of the Church. The easiest way to give to the St. Ann’s is to become involved with one of our specific ministries, and to make a financial pledge.
Pledging is crucial in enabling the St. Ann’s to plan its ministries in advance; it provides a stable financial base for the support of our programs. Pledging also reflects our prayerful response to God’s call to be good stewards of our material possessions.
Every fall during the Stewardship Campaign, members of St. Ann’s are asked to make their pledges. Those joining St. Ann’s during the year can pledge at any time by filling out a pledge card and submitting it to the Church Office or putting it in the offering plate.
Pledges may be paid weekly, monthly, or annually, in cash, or by check. The size of the pledge is less important than your willingness to commit a definite amount towards the support of God’s work in this community. As a pledging member you are fully involved in the life of the parish and you are eligible to vote at the annual meeting.
Many of our supporters generously name St. Ann’s Episcopal Church of Woodstock as a beneficiary in their wills. It is a convenient and simple way to help sustain our ministry on behalf of future generations. You can donate a specific dollar amount, a particular property, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate after providing for your heirs, typically reducing the estate taxes. For more information please call the Church Office at 815-338-0950, or contact St. Ann’s Rector, rector@stannswoodstock•org. Any information you provide will be held in strict confidence.
Do you have a policy that has outlived its original purpose? With the St. Ann’s as beneficiary, the proceeds will help sustain St. Ann’s work in the future and may offer immediate tax advantages for you. For more information please call the Church Office at 815-338-0950, or contact St. Ann’s Rector, rector@stannswoodstock•org. Any information you provide will be held in strict confidence.