When you make a financial pledge to St. Mary, you indicate in advance how much you plan to give for the coming year. The large majority of our annual income is made up of pledged gifts. Pledges made in advance help us to plan our budget for the coming year.
The theme this fall for the 2024 Annual Fundraising (Pledge) Campaign is "Rooted in Abundance." We experience God's abundant gifts to us in many different ways at St. Mary's, whether it be through the weekly liturgy, opportunities to connect, build relationships, learn and grow together, or through serving others through our various ministries. We make financial gifts or pledges to St. Mary's each year so that we can continue to experience God's abundance in our church home.
As you reflect on your annual pledge for 2024, we invite you to ponder what you love about St. Mary's and how you experience God's abundance here. What "roots" you in this parish community and helps you to grow? And how migh your gift help others to grow in their faith as well?
Please prayerfully consider your financial pledge for the coming year and submit this form as soon as you are able.
Join the Second Sunday Sack Lunch Ministry in the auditorium, for COFFEE HOUR and to prepare lunches for those in need.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO PREPARE LUNCHES
Questions? Contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundays at 9:00 A.M. in Grauer Lounge
on October 1, 8, 22, and 29 (not the 15th)
This gathering will serve as an introduction to those who are new to the Episcopal Church as well as a refresher for those who have been here a while but want to review.
All are welcome. Childcare is available.
Participants are encouraged to purchase Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe to use as a companion for the course. (Copies will be available for sale in office if needed)
Planning on coming? Need childcare? Questions, or things you’d like to learn about? Contact Father Patrick at email@example.com
Sunday Night Suppers is a community ministry which provides a meal and fellowship each Sunday to anyone who needs it, no questions asked. Sunday Night Suppers is currently hosted by Park Ridge Presbyterian Church in partnership with St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
St. Mary's provides 3 volunteers every other week to serve on the host team. We need a Greeter, Kitchen Lead, and a Dining Room Lead. Your list of duties will be provided - we promise it's not hard and help will be available on site.
We are working with Exodus World Service and local community members to collect items for refugee families to help welcome them into their new home in Chicago. Using the Welcome to America checklist provided by Exodus World Service, we have created a signup website for everyone who wishes to contribute and/or volunteer. Just as a reminder, you are welcome to ship items directly to me. Let me know and I'll share the address. Items should be gifted new in packaging, as a sign of respect and dignity to the incoming family. Some great places to source items are Ikea, Target, Amazon, and Dollar Tree. Please make sure to get your items in by the first Sunday of the month (October 1).