The Episcopal Church sees stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. Of course, one of the ways we do this is through contributions of money for the ministry and mission of the church. But it’s also about contributing time and talents, volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity. In the end, stewardship is about sharing of all that God has given to us — the gifts of creation, time, talent and treasure – to serve God’s mission in the world.
St. Simon & St. Jude now offers a safe and convenient method for online giving. SimpleGive allows anyone to make a contribution using a debit card, credit card, or directly from their checking account. You may use it to make a single contribution, or set it up to make recurring payments.
Please remember that we are offering SimpleGive as another way to make contributions to our parish; all other traditional forms of payment will still be gratefully accepted.
To make an online donation using SimpleGive, CLICK HERE.
The Rector’s Discretionary Fund
Demands on the Rector’s Discretionary Fund are always heavy. This is a very important part of the ministry of St. Simon & St. Jude, not only to the community around us but also to the community within. Its purpose is to help both member families and families in the community at large who may have special needs: can’t make the rent payment; don’t have enough for food this week; need a place to stay for the night; can’t pay the heating bill; child needs medicine; and many others. SSSJ provides food cards to be used at a local grocery story or pays the bill in question or helps the family find help.
Donations to the Discretionary Fund may be made at anytime. Please note “Discretionary Fund” on your check.
Thank you for helping us help those with special needs.