We are called to notice each gift God gives, to bless each gift and be grateful. Only then are our hearts prepared to open our hands and share our gifts with God's world.
How will we give thanks to God for all that we have been given? For our financial resources? For our gifts and talents? Sharing some of God's gifts with others, in supporting the work of the church, is an excellent way of giving thanks to God for all he has given us.
Saint Bartholomew's relies on the faithful sharing by church members of their time, talent and treasure. We rely on volunteers to staff almost every facet of the church's day to day operation; and the pledging of financial support by the members of the church, together with donations from worshipers and members of the community, to finance our operations and outreach programs.
In order for us to manage our budget, Church members are encouraged to pledge a certain amount on either a weekly or monthly basis to fund the operation of the church for the current financial year. With these pledges, it is possible to plan for a certain level of expenditure and the Vestry is then able to develop and manage an operating budget.
To make a pledge of financial support and to share your talents and time with St. Bart's, please click the pledge button on the left.
Capital expenditures, which are defined as those expenditures outside of the normal day to day operating budget, are funded from a separate Capital Fund. We are now in the final year of a three-year Capital Campaign and are accepting pledges of support for our Capital Fund. More details about the Capital Campaign can be found here.
In fulfillment of your pledge, we are pleased to accept checks in the mail or placed in the collection plate on Sunday. Receipts will be provided for tax purposes.
We are also able to accept contributions online using the secure services of PayPal. You can make your regular pledge payment by credit card (or PayPal account, if you have one) to either the Operating Fund or Capital Fund, or make a special donation, by clicking the Donate button.
Please make sure you designate the donation for the desired purpose by using the "Donation to be used for:" link on the PayPal Donation verification page. Undesignated donations will be applied to the General Operating Fund.