The practice of Christian stewardship begins with the recognition that everything we have comes from God. Jesus taught his first disciples to be good stewards of the gifts God had given them: their talents, the earth and their money. 21st century disciples face many challenges and opportunities as we try to be good stewards of all that God has given us.
Every parish community depends on the financial support of its members - Saint Mark's is no different. We are only able to carry out our mission because of the support of all those who contribute to it in large ways and small. We happen also to be the stewards of beautiful and historic buildings as well as several treasures of ecclesiastical artistry. Our care of our buildings and its appointments likewise depends on the support of our members and those who take an interest in this community and what we stand for.
Each year, normally in the fall, a stewardship campaign is conducted in which the parish leadership asks for pledges of financial support for the coming calendar year.
For more information, please contact the Stewardship Committee.
How to Pay Your Pledge
You may fulfill your pledge in a variety of ways. You may bring or send payments to church on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. You may pay your entire pledge for the year in advance. Or, you may pay your pledge online with either your credit card or bank draft payments through a secure online portal on our website following the instructions below.
Online Pledge Payments
If you would like to pay your pledge online, you will be required to sign-up with our online donation service, AccessACS. The first time you visit the site, under the blue “Sign In” box you will see “Need a login? Click here.” Click there, then follow the on-screen instructions. You will receive an e-mail with a username and password. Log in, and click the “Giving” tab at the top of the screen.
Note: These MUST match with our database or you will not be able to create an account. Please contact the parish office or email Daniel Russell to ensure we have your most update to date contact information or if you have any problems.
Once you are signed up, all you will need to make a payment or set-up reoccurring payments is to sign-in with your e-mail address (or assigned username) and the password you selected. Please select “Pledged Member Giving” as the fund to pay your pledge.