Gather, grow, give

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:34

Trinity is a member supported church, which means we count on you! Thank you for offering your time, prayer and money to sustain our mission.

There are many ways in which you can give to Trinity, including making an annual pledge. A pledge is simply an estimate of how much you intend to give in the coming year. Your annual pledge to Trinity supports our day-to-day operations, our beautiful worship services, as well as the maintenance of our beloved sacred spaces. As you reflect on the many ways we serve God together at Trinity, please prayerfully consider your pledge of financial support for the coming year.

At Trinity, you are a vital part of our church family and our community.  Your pledge is important, regardless of the amount that you give. Our pledging goals for 2017 are to reach 100% pledge participation from all who consider Trinity Church to be their church family. Our overall operating budget is $2.25 million dollars, of which 86% comes from your pledge dollars. We are counting on you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is stewardship and pledging?
Stewardship begins with prayers of gratitude. Acknowledging all that we have been given, and that our very lives are a gift from above, is powerful practice.  

Stewardship supports everything we experience at Trinity — worship, pastoral care, education programs, our social-outreach programs seven days a week, maintenance of our beloved buildings and more.

A pledge is simply a promise to make a financial gift that supports the mission of Trinity Church. Pledging is an important spiritual practice for Christians. Pledging is a response to God’s call and the abundance in our lives. Pledging is a statement of thanksgiving.

Why should I pledge if I already give through the offering plate?
Funds collected in the plate each week to support our life and mission are important and we are grateful. However, pledges are vital to establishing our operating budget for the coming year.

Pledging is an intentional decision about financial giving. When you plan ahead for your giving, you make conscious choices about spending your money in ways that reflect your faith and values. Making a pledge allows our vestry, our lay leaders, to be able to plan for and build an annual budget. Similarly, you might establish a personal or household budget based on your anticipated income.  
Your pledge honors the reality that only through significant funding can we be a vibrant parish of worship.

Do I have to pay when I pledge? Can I pay in installments?
Pledges may be paid throughout the year and we are happy to provide offering envelopes. You may pay weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. Trinity accepts cash, checks, credit cards and debit cards, and stock gifts.

Automatic withdrawals can be established with your bank account. You annual pledge card contains information on setting up automatic withdrawals, or you may complete this form and send to Kriste Buck at kbuck@trinitynola.com

You may find it easier to pay using a credit card or debit card. Our website can securely process your gift https://www.trinitynola.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=776

Trinity is also happy to accept donations of appreciated stock. If you wish to make a stock transfer to Trinity, please contact Jennifer Rigby at Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney at 504-585-3909. The account number with Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney is 575-021402 DTC 0015 .

Can I pay with a credit card or debit card?
Yes, you may use a credit card or debit card and our website can securely process your gift. https://www.trinitynola.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=776

How can I set up a recurring credit/debit card payment?
Setting up recurring withdrawals is easy! You annual pledge card contains information on setting up automatic withdrawals, or you may complete this form and send to Kriste Buck at kbuck@trinitynola.com

How do I make a stock gift?
Trinity is happy to accept donations of appreciated stock. If you wish to make a stock transfer to Trinity, please contact Jennifer Rigby at Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney at 504-585-3909. The account number with Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney is 575-021402 DTC 0015.

What if I make a pledge but later find I can’t pay it in full?
Parishioners raise and lower their pledge all the time. A pledge is simply an estimate to help with church budgeting; it is not a legal or moral obligation. If you need to modify your pledge at any time please contact the Development Office at 504-670-2537 or email Raina O’Neil at roneil@trinitynola.com

How much should I pledge?
Determining the amount of your annual pledge is between you and God. It is truly a matter of personal and family prayer, reflection and faith.  Please know that your pledge should feel right to you. While you may feel that you cannot give a lot, we are grateful for every penny received and we strongly encourage you to take time to pray about it before determining an amount.   

Can I pledge later than Pledge Sunday in October?
Yes, we welcome pledges at any time of the year, and understand many parishioners' pledges may depend on year-end compensation in December. Of course, the closer pledges come to pledge season helps the Vestry plan for a solid budget.   

Who knows how much I pledge? 
Trinity Church's stewardship staff and finance office keep all pledges strictly confidential. A small group of church leaders –the congregation's elected officers and the co-chairs of the Stewardship Committee, appointed by those officers, and the rector – may in some cases also have access to pledge records for specific purposes. They have all signed confidentiality agreements not to disclose any information they receive.

 

 

 

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Contact Development

Raina O'Neil
Director of Development
504-670-2537


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Mailing Address:
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130


Phone:
504.522.0276
Fax:
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