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Pledging

Episcopal churches often use the term “stewardship campaign” to describe the annual effort to collect pledges of financial support from parishioners to support the operating budget for the coming year.

A box of offering envelopes.Annual pledges make possible everything we do at St. Thomas’. Our yearly budget is driven by the generosity of our annual pledges. Each and every pledge makes a difference. Knowing what funding to expect, we can plan for our ministries and outreach for the coming year.

At St. Thomas’, we collect pledge cards in the Fall, culminating in Commitment Sunday.   We encourage everyone to reflect on the blessings we have been given by Christ and share some of those many blessings by making a commitment to support the work of our parish through a regular pledge contribution.

e-Giving

Online Giving

St. Thomas' now has the capability to receive offering, pledges and donations online – safely and securely – at https://onrealm.org/StThomas/Give/WHSTIQSJVR.

Here are the basic instructions to get you started: Getting Started with e-Giving

Electronic Bill Pay

How many times have you sat in church and realized as the offering was being collected that you forgot your envelope with your pledge contribution? If you’re like some of us, you may not write many checks because you use the convenience of electronic banking to pay your bills.

Did you realize you could use that same service to make your pledge contributions? Just set up St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church as one of your vendors and create a scheduled disbursement from your account on a monthly basis. Your bank will automatically mail a check to the church office at 1108 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286, and it will be credited it to your pledge account.

No need to worry about your weekly offering envelope, writing a check or using stamps. And you can continue to use those special occasion envelopes for Altar Guild, Easter, Christmas and the like, or give one-time donations using St. Thomas' e-Giving https://onrealm.org/StThomas/Give/WHSTIQSJVR. So take the steps to set up your account today and your contributions can arrive safely and on time.