“We give in gratitude that three generations of our family have found a place at St. Michael & St. George
in which to nurture and grow our faith and discover ways to practice daily that faith in the wider world.”
–Peg and Joe Niemann
Listen to The Niemann’s Testimony
“This is about saying “Thank you” to God. It’s about reminding ourselves that our money is not our own. It’s about expressing our faith with action and not just in words. True, it might leave us feeling a little uneasy, giving all that money away, and trusting that God will still provide for us.” -Daniel Smith
Listen to Daniel Smith’s Testimonial
“Looking back, honestly, it took me awhile to put the pieces together that my physical presence here needed to be followed by a financial presence. Making the leap to a yearly pledge was a powerful moment. I had to trust that God had plans for this church and God had plans to provide the resources I would need to fulfill my pledge”
“Every family will have their own formulas for pledging – intentionally dedicating our first fruits to God’s work. But stepping up with courage and faith to make the pledge is the key. Watching how God allows you to fulfill that pledge is life-changing.” –Linda McCoy
Listen to Betsy Panke’s and Linda McCoy’s Testimonial
Listen to Ian Hagemann’s Testimonial
Vestry Statement on Annual Giving
The Clergy and Vestry of The Church of St. Michael & St. George affirm the importance of stewardship to the spiritual health of the individual and the parish, and make the following statement: “God, You are the giver of every good gift, ever present in our lives and in the world. In turn we use your gifts to care for your creation and spread word of your kingdom.
We pray that the Holy Spirit would deliver us from the insecurity and fear about money that binds us. As leaders of this Church, we pledge to commit the first fruits of our labor to You. We acknowledge the tithe as the biblical standard of giving to Your work in the world.
We will strive to increase our giving with this goal in mind. We pray that You will increase our desire and ability to give and help others through ministry and friendship and to gratefully commit ourselves to the work You have given us to do.”