Why is it important?
Sometimes it seems as if stewardship is simply an annual task, like taxes. But at St. Columba’s stewardship is a constantly engaging expression of gratitude among parishioners, our church, and—most importantly—our God.
Where does it go?
The annual pledge appeal is the most formal part of stewardship. It keeps the lights on, the staff paid, the buildings and grounds tended, and our charitable efforts funded.
Going beyond the pledge.
Beyond pledging, we practice vital, dynamic stewardship every time we cook for or clean up after a gathering, volunteer for a committee, help put together the annual garden party, donate a treasure to an auction, buy a gift for the annual Christmas giving tree, or give a warm welcome to a newcomer. There is no limit to stewardship.