The Annual Renewal Campaign or ARC is the annual process for members to renew their financial commitment to the parish for 2019. Pledging is the traditional way members estimate the amount of their financial giving either by traditional check or some form of electronic e-payment. Some members prefer not to pledge and to give their regular financial support either electronically or through the Sunday Plate. These members are known as givers of record, providing the method of their giving is not cash- which is untraceable. However, the Finance Committee asks members to consider pledging, which is not contractual, being only an estimate of giving which enables the parish to make a realistic budget.
We encourage members to conduct a spiritual inventory in preparation for reviewing their level of financial support. This is a process of prayer and reflection on the sources of gratitude in one’s life. Christian teaching is that material wealth is not ours to own, it is only entrusted to us and we have an obligation to act as wise stewards by living lives of generosity in response to our sense of gratitude for the goodness God has given to us.
The ARC runs from Sunday 21st of October 2018 and closes on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 with Ingathering Sunday. Members are kindly asked to return their estimate of giving cards for 2019 by or on this date.
Sunday Adult Forum discussion of themes can be found here