"All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee."
With these familiar words we acknowledge that all we have in the way of materials, goods and talents are gifts from God. Stewardship requires that we contribute to God's work in and through Christ Church, not only with our time, varied abilities and talents, but that we prayerfully make a commitment of our financial support.
Being a good steward means using your resources faithfully. We encourage you to think of giving to the church as a spiritual discipline that expresses your thanks for the many blessings God has given to you and deepens your relationship with God. When we give sacrificially, we are giving back to God what is already his.
If you have questions or would like more information about any of these giving options, call the Church at 864.271.8773.
Ways to Give
The simplest way to support Christ Church and its ministries is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork, cars, silver). These gifts not only provide you with charitable deductions, but often offer additional tax savings as well.
As members of our parish, we encourage all members of Christ Church to pledge. Your commitment helps the community of Christ Church keep our obligations to celebrate the sacraments, to care for one another, to educate, and to put our faith in action locally and in the world around us so we may be the joyful community sharing life in Jesus Christ we are called to be. Pledge online for 2013. Make a payment on your existing pledge.
A gift to the Christ Church Endowment Fund supports our parish’s ministries in perpetuity. Using its dividend and interest income, the Endowment Fund assists in meeting extraordinary capital needs and in underwriting special ministries and projects. Gifts can be made in life, by bequest or on a deferred basis.
The Vardry McBee Society was established by Christ Church and the Christ Church Endowment Corporation to honor those who include our parish in their estate plans. Planned gifts are a unique way to leave a lasting impact on the lives of others beyond your lifetime. In addition to supporting the parish’s ministry and mission, a planned gift expresses your personal values and continues the stewardship of your life.
You are invited to invest in the future needs of Christ Church Episcopal as we continue to serve our members, our community and our world. Please consider including Christ Church in your estate plans.
Gifts of Time and Talent
Christ Church is a parish with many ministries. We encourage you not only to worship with us weekly but also to become involved and spend your time in community with us. If you are not sure where to start but would like to give of your time and talents, let us help you get connected. Contact Frances Poe, Director of Faith in Action.
Gifts of Altar Flowers in the Church or Markley Chapel can be given in memory of someone who has died or in thanksgiving for an occasion of celebration. Altar flower gifts are recognized in the bulletin on the weekend of their placement. If you are interested, contact the Altar Guild President, Beegi Clohan.