Gathering to Grow
2024 Stewardship Campaign
A Message from Our Stewardship Committee Co-chairs, Kyle Okimoto & Sam Sue:
The theme of the 2024 Pledge Drive is “Gathering to Grow.”
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Amen.
As we complete Phase 1 of our renovations – we are poised to enter a new chapter – with St. Michael’s being even more accessible and welcoming than we are today.
Please join us in making a financial pledge in support of St. Michael’s. By doing so, you will help us to sustain our programs and extend St. Michael’s mission, delivering examples of Jesus’s love to our community, New York City and the world.
How much should you give? This table can help you to determine an appropriate pledge amount.
Find your monthly or annual income in the rows on the right and pick a giving percentage using the columns at the top.
For example, if your annual income is $50,000 and you want to give 5%, your annual pledge would be $2500.
Thank you for your support!
A Message from Mother Kate:
Dear People of St Michael’s,
This summer I took part in a training for congregational development that based everything on a simple premise about church: When we gather together at church, we are here to be transformed. And then we are sent out to the world to live out that transformation. As we evaluate and plan what happens at church, these three words –gather, transform, send – are the ‘why’ of what we do.
Quite naturally the theme of this year ‘s stewardship pledge campaign is Gathering to Grow. We gather in church to grow spiritually and be transformed. We gather our offerings and abundance to help our ministries grow. Growing is part of God’s plan.
I see this in our children who are so obviously growing – the little ones of yesterday are teens now, helping to lead our worship and serve at Saturday Kitchen. I see this in our adult leaders as people step into life at St Michael’s – those we welcomed as new members now ready to lead a small group or coordinate an event. I see this in the offerings and ministries on tap this fall, as we reboot ministries that became dormant during the pandemic – Sunday adult forums, Community of Hope training, Wednesday drop-ins for choir kids – and start new things, like the youth devotional group and ESL classes. St Michael’s is a place of growth and transformation.