Stewardship: It’s really about gratitude.
I believe that God has so richly blessed us so that we might bless others. God has entrusted us with our time, our talent—the gifts that are embodied within us—and yes, our treasure. Only you can answer how you are called from that abundance to give back to be in right relationship, not only with God, but with one another.
—Vicar Jan Naylor Cope
Giving a portion of your time, talent, and treasure back to God is an act of faith and an expression of gratitude. Through stewardship we acknowledge that our life, work, abilities and skill, and the people and places we love are all gifts from God.
Like the thousands who pass through the portals of the Cathedral each year, we are all pilgrims on a spiritual journey. We are set apart by the simple reality that we call the Cathedral our home. Our strength and commitment to be good stewards of this sacred space provide a solid foundation for people across this nation to act similarly.
Generosity of Spirit
As members of this congregation, we are the grateful recipients of many gifts: our shared community, supportive clergy and staff, and surroundings of surpassing beauty. That very abundance calls us to generosity of spirit toward a hurting city, nation, and world. It also calls us to concrete acts of generosity with our time and our treasure, to be faithful and faith-filled stewards who seek to bring God’s kingdom into being.
Our goal is full participation from the Congregation. Your generosity last year resulted in a record-setting 4.9% increase in revenue over FY2010; the $1,066,920 raised represents 11 percent of annual giving. Please know that your pledge, whatever its measure, will further the ability of your Cathedral to carry out its spiritual mission to this nation. By increasing your pledge amount, you can help the congregation match its strong growth with levels of support on a par with other churches in the Episcopal diocese of Washington.
Stewardship packets were mailed in late October. If you need a packet, stop by the Congregation table at Sunday coffee hour. To make a pledge over the phone, or to ask questions about pledging, please call Nat Wyeth at (202) 537-5792 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join the Stewardship Committee: email email@example.com.
How Gifts Are Used
Your congregation gifts support the Cathedral in its entirety. Your gift will be used in all areas of the Cathedrals life, including worship and music, outreach, education, global justice ministries, and community life.
Determining Your Pledge Amount
Christian stewardship is about realizing that all we have is a gift from God and about growing in generosity. We encourage you to consider prayerfully what proportion of your resources you will give to Gods work.
Making my gift
We ask you to make an annual pledge each fall. Gifts made during the next calendar year are credited toward that pledge, and these gifts maybe made online, by recurring credit card charge, or by check in the offering plate.
Pledge & Gift Acknowledgments
The Cathedral wants to provide you with accurate and timely acknowledgement of all gifts. For information about how often and the timing of acknowledgements and reports, please read this page »