A financial pledge is an act of faith, a gift of thanks, returning to God a portion of what God gives us. In fact, our giving is a form of prayer. Citing the biblical tithe (one-tenth of our income) as a standard, we are asked to give the proportion of our financial worth that reflects our love of God, our commitment to God’s work at St. Alban’s, and faith in our future together.
Doing Christ's work in the world, every day
With our collective pledge commitments, St. Alban’s is able to conduct joyful worship, present dynamic programs, and support outreach ministries that enrich and transform lives.
We offer expanding children’s and youth programs, adult education, small group activities, and community fellowship that allow St. Alban’s to grow in Christ’s love and in faith.
In faith, St. Alban’s does Christ's work every day in our community and world. We help feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, shelter the homeless, clothe the needy, educate at-risk children here and abroad, assist the aging, strengthen the addicted, and support the heavy-hearted.
"They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor." Psalm 112
Each year, St. Alban’s asks the parish family to prayerfully consider our financial responsibility and our pledge, remembering that all we have been given is due to God’s loving grace and that we have much work to do. More than 80 percent of St. Alban’s operating budget is dependent on parishioner pledges.
If pledging is new to you and you want to know more, ask any member of the clergy or vestry. Those who are committed to pledging find that their priorities and values follow their money—in a joyful way.
Click here to make a 2017 pledge online.
We promise that St. Alban’s will be a faithful, honorable and meticulous steward of your pledge and contributions. If you would like to know more about how money is received and spent in your parish, please see our finances page or contact Director of Finance Doug Dykstra, 202-363-8286, ext. 209.