|Grace is Pledging
Update: October 29, 2009
Members of the Grace Community,
The purpose of
this message is to bring all e-mail users in our midst up to date on the status
of the 2009 Pledge Campaign, to thank all who have made their commitment and to
persuade all who have not yet pledged that it is important for them to do so.
The Status of the Campaign:
As of 10 a.m.
this morning, Grace Church has received a total of 65 pledges totaling $189,494.
As users of the
on-line Pledge Form know, I have personally acknowledged all online pledges within
minutes of recording them. Acknowledgements
to parishioners who have submitted printed pledge cards are in the works.
As promised in my letter of mid-October, the
amounts of individual pledges are being treated within Grace's "tradition of
confidentiality." Throughout this first
phase of the Campaign-mid-October through November 5-I am the only person who
is familiar with individual pledge amounts. (After the Campaign is concluded, pledge information
will be available only to the Treasurer and the Bookkeeper.)
grateful thanks to all who have pledged
during the first phase of the Campaign.
A Word of Encouragement
It is wonderful
to have received so many pledges and reached such a total in this short time
and without the huge effort and expense of producing, double-checking,
collating and distributing mountains of Campaign literature.
Still, we are
only part of the way to full participation of the Grace Community in committing
to Grace's Plenty in 2010.
As you know, the
very careful budget approved by the Bishop's Committee calls for roughly $500,000 in pledges. To reach this goal and to make it possible
for the parish leadership to stop
imagining and begin planning 2010,
we need your faithful participation in
the form of your generous pledge.
You Still Have a Whole
The Early Pledge
Phase ends on Wednesday, November 5, and I urge you to make your commitment
using the online Pledge Form no later than Tuesday the 4th.
How to Pledge Now
To go to the
online Pledge Form,click here.
If you wish to
refer back to my letter of October 17, click here. In the letter itself you will find a link to
the online Pledge Form.
Thank you for
your consideration now of your
importance in keeping Grace Church on a solid financial footing and
contributing to the vitality which lets us all shine in our roles as Grace's
stewards, beneficiaries and ministers.
Grace Episocopal Church
8595 NE Day Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110