FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP
While our stewardship call encourages a variety of ways to contribute, an important aspect of our stewardship program is the continued financial support of LAC. The Trustees and staff have been strong stewards of our funds and LAC’s programs and benevolence continue to grow thanks to your generous support. However, the ongoing costs associated with maintaining our Church continue to rise, with fuel prices and insurance costs increasing and critical repairs needed for our wonderful building.
Why is Pledging Important?
Pledging allows us to prepare the annual budget for LAC and plan programs and activities for the coming year. We are thankful that many members of LAC have had a tradition of providing generous financial support but this support is especially helpful when provided in the form of a pledge at the beginning of the planning process.
How Much Do I Pledge?
Last year the average pledge among the 148 pledging families was $3,450 with the majority of our pledge revenues coming from pledges of $5,000 or more. What you choose to give is a personal decision and all amounts are appreciated, but please remember to pledge.
What does it mean to be a Steward?
Many of us know the definition of a Steward as one who will serve, give and care for what has been entrusted to them. But did you also know that as a Christian Steward, living a Christian life, we are to stand out in the world, marked by attributes of peace, purpose, wholeness, fruitfulness and joy? Christ promised us that in him we may have a “life in all its fullness.”
Larchmont Avenue Church is a caring and compassionate church eager to continue the work we have started – Let the Celebration of our Faith flourish.