Making a pledge
As you consider your pledge, ask yourself:
- How do my pledges reflect gratitude for abundance that I experience at Saint Mark's and in my daily life?
- How do my pledges to Saint Mark's reflect the relationship I would hope to have with money?
- Of all the gifts I have received--my income and the wealth God has granted me--what proportion will I give to support God's Kingdom here at Saint Mark's?
- How will fulfilling these pledges be a part of my spiritual practice?
- Does my decision about pledging make me joyful?
Frequently asked questions about pledging
Pledging now helps the Cathedral leadership and staff plan for the upcoming year. Making a pledge is part of a larger spiritual practice of giving your time, talent and financial resources. Pledging is saying that you are a part of this faith community.
Do I have to pay my pledge all at once?
No. Many people fulfill their pledge weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Some use offering envelopes or set up a regular payment schedule by Electronic Funds Transfer or credit card.
How can I include the Cathedral in my will or estate plan?
Read more about planned giving or legacy giving.
What if I need to change my pledge amount?
That’s not a problem! Just call or email the cathedral office at any time. We know that people’s financial situations change over time, both up and down, and we will keep all conversations confidential.
I’ve filled out my pledge card. Now what do I do?
You have a choice!
- Place your completed pledge card into the offering plate.
- Give the form to a member of the Stewardship Ministry team.
- Mail it to the Cathedral using the enclosed envelope.
- Or use the online annual pledge form.
Pledge online here. Be sure to click the submit button when you are done--and look in your email for a reply confirming that your form has been received.
Print out a Pledge Card and mail it to the Cathedral c/o Erik Donner; Saint Mark's Cathedral; 1245 10th Ave E; Seattle, WA 98102.
Proportional Giving is offering in response to the blessings you have received. As your blessings increase (or possibly decrease) your proportion can remain the same. Click here to learn more.
Proportional Giving is giving in response to the blessings you have received. As your blessings increase your proportion can remain the same. The Episcopal Church recognizes the Biblical tithe (10% of your gross income) as the “minimum standard” for giving. Pray faithfully and consider your decision carefully. As a steward of God’s gifts, practice the habit of offering your pledge first before other monthly expenses are considered.
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