Every year, we make a financial plan and ask you, our St. Andrew's members, to make a commitment to contribute. Our pledges fund our commitment to serving our neighbors, building relationships throughout PB, and being God's hands and feet in this part of the world. Thank you for your generosity, a tangible sign of gratitude for all God has given us.
Thank you for supporting St. Andrew's! Your generosity sustains our mission and ministry in Pacific Beach. Please pledge by clicking the button below and fill out the form on our secure website. If you have any questions, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Please select "Pledge 2024" from the Fund drop-down.
About Our Stewardship Theme
We heart PB
For decades, St. Andrew’s has been seeking out and extending God’s love in Pacific Beach. And we believe that the place where we are matters. This year we celebrated our 90th year as a church - what do the next 90 years hold? The vitality of our church community is directly related to the vitality of our neighborhood, and we are committed to the thriving of our both.
This stewardship season, we will wonder together about where God is already moving in our neighborhood, outside the walls of our church. We will embark on a challenge to get to know Pacific Beach even better.
Getting more engaged in our community is a concrete way to express our faith in a God who created the world in love, and who desires wholeness for all of us. So get excited to explore PB, this amazing place where St. Andrew’s calls home!
Instructions for Bingo
Play Bingo until November 19. See how many of the bingo items you can complete. Take a selfie doing each of the items and bring your bingo card and pledge card to church on Sunday, November 19. If you get five in a row, you get a prize!
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.
WHAT DOES THE CHURCH'S OPERATING BUDGET SUPPORT?
The operating budget of the church supports our mission and ministry including pastoral care, worship and liturgy, administration and Christian formation.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I PLEDGE? WHAT IS A TITHE?
The tithe is best understood in the context of giving from our ‘first fruits,’ which is to give our income—first in, first out—rather than from what’s left over. One standard that Christians have used for giving from your ‘first fruits’ is the tithe—giving 10% of our income right off the top. If you don’t feel ready for that level of giving, start with a 5% modern tithe or proportional giving and work toward increasing it each year with a spirit of gratitude.
HOW DO I MAKE A PLEDGE?
There are two ways to pledge. 1) Fill out the paper form we mailed to you and mail it back to us. 2) Pledge online here.
HOW DO I PAY MY PLEDGE?
You may pay your pledge at the frequency of your choice (weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually) by check, credit card, appreciated securities or tax-free IRA distributions if you meet certain age requirements.
DOES MY PLEDGE REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Yes! St. Andrew's relies almost entirely on your contribution to support our mission and ministries. Our church family relies on all of us playing a role. EVERY pledge counts and has a huge impact on the work we can accomplish together. Thank you for your generosity.
WHAT IF I CAN'T PAY MY PLEDGE?
If the state of your finances change during the year, and you are unable to meet your pledge, please know that we are truly grateful for your intention of support. We understand that things change, and we are here for you. Please let us know how much of your pledge you are able to fulfill by contacting Mother Mary Lynn, so that we can adjust our records accordingly. Please know that all conversations are confidential and pastoral support is available if needed.
WHAT IF I PUT MONEY IN THE OFFERING PLATE? DOES THAT TAKE THE PLACE OF A PLEDGE?
Putting money in the offering plate at weekly services is a good spiritual discipline that does not take the place of a pledge. Plate offerings are contributions that we are unable to financially plan for in support of our mission and budget. During special weekend services throughout the year, plate offerings support outside ministry efforts.