Give Pledge 2017


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Make a gift or pledge payment using your VISA/MasterCard or electronic funds transfer from your bank account. Choose the Fund you would like your gift to go to from the drop-down box and use the comments field if needed (i.e., Memorial Gift in Memory Mary Smith).


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2021 Stewardship Campaign

Your pledge to The Redeemer makes it possible for the church to provide essential services through a trying time of uncertainty. The Redeemer has been a bright spot of constancy - offering Sunday services via Zoom, daily morning meditations, and evening Compline via Zoom each night of the week, as well as pastoral presence, opportunities in education, and outreach to those in need. Fall is now upon us and the new Parish house is in the home stretch for a January 2021 completion. This is also the time for The Redeemer to gather 2021 pledges.

The Stewardship committee has worked to re-imagine our pledge material so that we can more fully convey to you how your pledge sustains and expands the life and well-being of the church and how every pledge, no matter the size, counts as a sign of tangible support. Recent initiatives include updated pledge material (below) to provide more detailed information about

  • the cost to operate the church per family/household
  • and the essential need pledges fill in sustaining the daily operations of the church.

Please watch the video from Peter. The pledge campaign is the most important part of our fiscal planning. We ask that you then prayerfully review, complete and return your 2021 pledge form online here. Through your pledging you have chosen to be part of many generations who, as members of The Redeemer, have sought to be light to the world and the salt of the earth. Thank you. This need and our opportunity to afford this grace to others continues.

Sincerely,

Jacques Vaulcain, Vestry liaison
and the Stewardship Committee
Chris Chojnacki, Jill Miller, Arden Saligman, Chris Zafiriou, Peter Vanderveen, Ken Garner

How Much Should I Pledge?

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*Cost of operating the Church of the Redeemer per pledge unit includes the 2019 cost of: Clergy & Worship, Music, Education, Buildings & Maintenance, Churchyard, Diocesan Support, Admin & Other, Outreach. The cost to operate shown above does not include the cost of construction for the new Parish Hall.

**Christians in the United States donate approximately 2.5% of their Gross Income to their Church. Two-thirds (?) of this national average, adjusted for Redeemer demographics, suggests an average pledge amount of $3,205 (in yellow). This is less than $9 a day.

***Church Endowment spending represents gifts from previous generations to sustain the life and work of the Church.

Your pledge helps sustain the church by covering the operating expenses associated with our work. It's a meaningful and crucial way you can support our community. Please consider making a pledge to support the ongoing life and work of the Redeemer. Thank You!

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Ways to Make Your Pledge & Gifts

Annual Pledge  Return a pledge card or complete online form for 2021 calendar year (payable by Dec. 31, 2021). Quarterly statements will inform you of your payments and a year-end statement will be provided for tax purposes. Your pledge status can be checked online at anytime in the Members Access section of our website.

Cash The only way for us to track cash is by using offering envelopes sent out every other month. If you are not receiving these envelopes and pay by cash, please check the box on the pledge form or contact Fran Merritt.

Checks may be deposited in the offering plate (loose or in offering envelopes), mailed at any time or returned along with your pledge card.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock
By donating appreciated stock, you can take advantage of tax credits. Information needed by your broker is available here contact Betsy Wolford (610-525-2486 ext. 11).

IRA Charitable Rollover
Taxpayers age 70½ and older are required to make annual distributions from their IRAs. This is included in adjusted gross income (AGI) and subject to taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover permits taxpayers to make donations directly to The Redeemer from their IRAs without counting them as part of their AGI and, consequently, without paying taxes on them. 

Online Giving
Visit www.TheRedeemer.org/support and click on the GIVE link to set up a secure contribution via VISA, MasterCard or electronic funds transfer from your checking or savings account. If you wish to make a one-time gift, you can do that now. 

Text Giving
You now have the option to give via text. Text TheRedeemer to 73256 and follow the link. The first time you will have to set-up your debit/credit card or bank account information, but going forward you simply indicate the amount of your gift and chose the fund where it is to be credited (most times Pledge Contribution).
In other words: type 73256 in the TO area of the text message and type TheRedeemer in the message to be sent area.

VISA/MasterCard/Debit  
 If online access is not convenient, we can assist you in making a one-time gift or in setting up an automatic electronic account. Contact Ken Garner for assistance to set this up.