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2022 Stewardship Campaign

Bill DoggettThank you! As I am learning about life at St. Bart’s as your new interim rector, I cannot thank you enough for your continued commitment to our common life together. It is a blessing to serve in a parish that has continued to serve one another and the community so well through the difficulties of pandemic and transition. I have learned that with your help and faithful leadership, St. Bartholomew’s was able to accomplish great things this past year:

  • St. Bart’s provided $7,000 in scholarships to help young people to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities;
  • St. Bart’s distributed $36,000 in outreach grants to organizations across San Diego County to lift up those in need;
  • We are nearing completion of the second phase of our Honor Faith. Build Future campus renovations, which will make our campus more accessible;
  • We’ve continued our rich offerings of formation for all ages, through our Bible studies, book studies, Youth CREW and Sunday School.

Obviously, the list can go on, but it’s important to note that all of this was made possible through your faithful generosity.

As we enter this stewardship season, it’s also important to note that this year brought some challenges. With the departures of the former rector and some staff members, we have entered a season of transition and self-examination as we work to live into what God is calling us to be. Through all of this, we have remained a community that gathers in-person and online to proclaim a vibrant and inclusive gospel, making room for all of God’s children.

We know all too well that from challenges come opportunities. Acknowledging these challenges and working to heal from them will be a core focus of our work in 2022. We will also work to expand upon our traditions of performing loving outreach, forming disciples of all ages, engaging in joyous and spirit-filled worship and building authentic relationships. This important work will not only transform us but help us to transform our community and the world.

As always, that effort requires your presence, your prayers, and your generosity. I hope that you will prayerfully review the following stewardship materials, and let us know what part you and your family can play in writing the next chapter of our parish’s storied history.

For we know one thing to be true—through faith, there are infinite possibilities.

Thanks and blessings,

The Rev. Bill Doggett
Interim Rector

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MAKE A 2022 PLEDGE

2022 STEWARDSHIP PACKET

 I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.

 

Philemon 1:6

bishop blessing girlHow much does it cost?

Just as you do with your household budget, St. Bart’s calculates how much it costs to run the church for a typical week. That weekly cost comes out to about $25,208 including:

$6,282 for pastoral care and worship
$2,977 for our inspirational music program
$4,185 to run the buildings and grounds
$3,651 for Christian formation and programs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the annual stewardship campaign support?

The stewardship campaign accounts for over 60% of the current year’s operating budget (the remaining 40% comes from the renting of our space and income from the preschool, facilities, fundraisers, etc.). Therefore, the stewardship campaign supports a little bit of everything – be it the maintenance of our buildings, family programming, or community ministries.

What do you mean when you say "make a pledge?"

A pledge is simply an estimate of what you expect to give to the church to support its mission and ministry in the year to come. This enables us to plan our budget and make careful, purposeful decisions. On a personal level, pledging helps transform your giving into a spiritual practice, because it becomes something you do regularly like worship or prayer. By transforming our giving in a commitment, we reinforce for ourselves that God is a priority in our life.

How do I make a pledge?

You can make a pledge in one of two easy ways:
1. Declare your pledge by clicking here and submitting our online pledge card.
2. By emailing Development Director Demetreus Gregg.

How do I pay my pledge?

Some people prefer to pay their pledge all at once while others prefer to pay their pledge incrementally. One can also set up a recurring payment so that each month a predetermined amount is processed via credit card. Click here to make a one-time payment or set up recurring payments online. To declare a 2022 pledge, click here.

As the church has moved online during the COVID 19 crisis, we ask our donors and parishioners to consider electronic giving. 

Is it possible to pay my pledge with stock or securities?

Absolutely! For more information about this please contact Development Director Demetreus Gregg.

Is my pledge binding?

While your pledge is not legally binding, we ask that you only pledge an amount that you are comfortable donating. Of course, we all understand that sometimes life happens and should a situation arise that requires you to adjust the amount you initially pledged, please contact Demetreus Gregg.

Planned Giving

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Planned Giving

Every year more and more people recognize the importance of including St. Bart's in their end-of-life plans. Unless otherwise restricted, legacy gifts support the growth of St. Bart's endowment, which is critical to St. Bart's long-term success and financial stability. For more information, please contact Development Director Demetreus Gregg