Stewardship Report

Friends,

It is with gratitude that we share the preliminary results of our 2019 Annual Stewardship Campaign.

Total Number of 2019 Annual Pledges: 134  

(Total Number of 2018 Annual Pledges: 138*)

Total Pledged for 2019: $440,315

(Total Pledged for 2018: $399,528*)

As you can see, this is a substantial increase in annual pledges from 2018. Thank you! We know many of you are stretching to make this possible, and we are very grateful. For those of you who are curious, here is a breakdown of 2019 pledges, along with comparison data from 2018.

Number of new pledges for 2019: 20 (Total increase = $24,740)

Number of pledges that increased from 2018: 74 (Total increase = $56,447)

Number of pledges that remained the same from 2018: 25

Number of pledges that decreased from 2018: 14 (Total decrease = $13,284)

Number of 2018 pledges not yet received for 2019: 24 (2018 Total  = $25,886)

Pledge range: $1-499

Number of 2018 Pledges: 12

Number of 2019 Pledges: 9

Pledge range: $500-999

Number of 2018 Pledges: 27

Number of 2019 Pledges: 23

Pledge range: $1000-1499

Number of 2018 Pledges: 26

Number of 2019 Pledges: 28

Pledge range: $1500-2499

Number of 2018 Pledges: 33

Number of 2019 Pledges: 27

Pledge range: $2500-4999

Number of 2018 Pledges: 13

Number of 2019 Pledges: 18

Pledge range: $5000-9999

Number of 2018 Pledges: 21

Number of 2019 Pledges: 21

Pledge range: $10,000-25,000

Number of 2018 Pledges: 6

Number of 2019 Pledges: 8

Total Pledges:

2018: 138*

2019: 134

*In addition to their annual pledges, in 2018 80 families are fulfilling the remainder of their three year capital campaign gift. The final disbursement of these Growing Together funds, totaling $113,755, was added to the operating budget for associate rector compensation in 2018.

Please hold the Vestry in prayer as we discern how best to use your gifts in 2019 to further mission and ministry at Holy Comforter. This is not a responsibility we take lightly, and we are committed to being good stewards of all that is entrusted to us. I will host a 2019 budget discussion between services on Sunday, January 20th to lay out the budget and answer any questions you may have prior to the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 27th. I hope you will join me at both!

With thanks,

Jamie Rumsey

Senior Warden