“As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10
Serving also comes in the form of financial giving. It’s through financial giving that we are able to pay our bills, lower our debt and offer the programs that we do. Financial stewardship also has its biblical roots. Financial giving is a personal decision, and you are encouraged to honor the biblical standard of giving. Scripture teaches us the fundamental truth that God’s blessings flow only when we are generous with his gifts. When we grow in faith and share our gifts, we are that much more equipped to pass it on to our brothers and sisters in Christ.
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all of your produce; then your barns will be filled with grain, with new wine your vats will overflow.”
Regular financial giving
Parishioners can make financial contributions at regular intervals of their choosing (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) either by cash, check, credit card or automatic withdrawals.
SCRIP is one of our main sources of revenue. St. Anne Church buys gift cards at a discount and sells them at face value. The discounts generate revenue for St. Anne. Groceries, gas, department stores, restaurants and more are available for purchase. Without any additional expense to the parishioner, using SCRIP, parishioners support local merchants and St. Anne receives between 1% and 20% of the SCRIP card value. If you are afraid of identity theft, SCRIP is also a safe way to ensure that stores don’t receive your credit card information firsthand. You may purchase all your cards through the parish.
SCRIP purchases are never too small to make a difference. The purchase of a $100 grocery card each week can result in $260 a year for the parish. Now, multiply that by 10, 20 or 100 parishioners, simply purchasing groceries every week. Since its beginning in 2000, SCRIP has generated over $425,000 in proceeds to the parish.
Many SCRIP cards can now be reloaded or printed instantly online. Please use the link below to go to the Shop With Scrip website to register for Presto Pay and get started purchasing online. You will need the St. Anne enrollment code which is C28E47564668.
Our Winter Social, which is held on the first Friday in February, is also a wonderful way to give financially. By attending, donating an auction item or bidding on an item, your donations help to generate revenue for our parish’s operating expenses. It’s also a fun way to get to know your fellow parishioners.
We also hold an annual Golf Outing in June that brings together both experienced and beginner golfers for a day of fun while also raising funds for our parish.