Please Give

Giving at St. Peter’s is rooted in faith in Jesus Christ and in the joy of doing God’s work in the world. There are many ways to give – large or small, as an ongoing pledge contribution or a one time donation. Whatever you choose to give, we welcome your support of our faith community’s transformative work.

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Stewardship

Stewardship 2021

As members of this faith community, we are all stewards – or caretakers – of St. Peter’s. We come with different stories, different talents, different gifts, different stages and ages. And we use our unique gifts to care for St. Peter’s as we are able.

We work together to keep its vibrant, welcoming presence strong. And we look with optimism and faith toward a prosperous future.

Our gifts create a cycle of blessings that grows as it moves through individuals, families and groups, strengthening our community. We know that with the grace of God’s love there is enough for all to thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a “pledge?”
A pledge is a commitment to give a certain amount of money to help this community sustain and grow. You are welcome here, and your pledge helps us extend that welcome to others. Your pledge to St. Peter’s says, “I am part of this community and I want to show that this parish and its values are important to me.”

Why does my pledge mean so much to St. Peter’s?
At St. Peter’s we depend almost exclusively on pledges to fund and fulfill our mission. Indeed, unlike some denominations, we receive no money from the diocese or national church. Quite the opposite: we pay an annual assessment to help fund the ministry of the wider church.

How do I decide how much to pledge to St. Peter’s?
Your giving is as personal as your prayer life, and only you can know what is right for you at this stage of your journey. The important thing is to make a heartfelt commitment. You’ll find that as St. Peter’s grows, you are growing too.

Who sees my pledge?
The only people who see your pledge, besides God, are the Rector, the Stewardship Chair, the Parish Treasurer, and the Parish Administrator. Pledge amounts are kept in strict confidence.

Whom may I contact for additional information?
Contact our Rector, Rev. Sandy Stayner, or the Parish Treasurer, Charlie Waggoner.

How do I pledge?
We ask you to tell us about your pledge by completing a pledge card — which you should have received in the mail. If not, pledge cards are available in the Parish Office and on this website. Or, please email your pledge to treasurer@stpeterscheshire.org. Pledges can be made weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. We issue tax statements to all whose contributions are received by check, automatic bank payment, online payment, or cash in offering envelopes so we can identify the donor. (We cannot track cash contributions placed in offering plate.) Weekly offering envelopes, if requested, are made available soon after pledges are received.

Can I fulfill my pledge via online giving?
Yes! Access our safe, secure online giving program to fulfill your pledge via automatic deduction.

What is the average pledge at St. Peter’s?
The average pledge at St. Peter’s in 2020 was approximately $2,675 per year, or about $51 per week, and 124 parishioners made pledges to support this community.

Legacy Society

If you wish to sustain your support of St. Peter’s well beyond your lifetime, consider joining the St. Peter’s Legacy Society by making a bequest in your will or by making another type of planned gift. In addition to supporting the parish’s ministry and mission, planned gifts are powerful expressions of your personal values. They continue the stewardship of your life and will have a lasting impact on the lives of others. Planned giving can also be a blessing to you – the donor – as you thoughtfully transfer resources to future generations at St. Peter’s. Legacy gifts will ensure that we have the resources to continue carrying out God’s mission and ministry in the world.

Sunday Services

8:00 am Rite I Worship in the Sanctuary

10:00 am Rite II Worship in the Sanctuary

 

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Keeping Everyone Healthy and Safe at St. Peter's
Wearing masks during worship services is optional for all. There is a designated mask-wearing quadrant in the sanctuary for those who want to continue to wear masks.
Masks are optional in all other areas of the building and campus, except the parish office where masks are required.

 

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

203.272.4041
office@stpeterscheshire.org

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