What is a Pledge?

What is a pledge? – A pledge is an estimate of how much money you plan to give to FCC in a given year.  It is not a binding contract.  Circumstances can change – and pledges may be revised up or down depending on your situation.

stewardship graphic 2014Why pledge? – Your pledge makes it possible for FCC to create a budget for our staffing, ministries, programs and outreach for the coming year.  Pledging is the primary basis for what we can accomplish as a church.  Pledging is also a spiritual discipline that provides a tangible way for you to grow in your faith by sharing the resources God has blessed you with.

How much should I pledge? – Just as everyone has a different financial situation, the amount of your pledge is an individual decision and will be unique and reflect your own life situation and sense of commitment to the church.  The average pledge at FCC is about $2,000.  We seek pledges from approximately 110 families to meet our budget goal of $250,000.  Pledges of any amount are welcome and necessary for our ministries.

How do I pledge? – You may pledge by going to the Give tab and dropping down to Give a Gift to click on Donate Now.  On the pledge form, indicate the amount of your pledge on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis – whatever frequency works best for you.  You can also print one out from the web site and bring it to the FCC office or place it in the offering plate on Sunday morning.

Questions? – If you have any questions about pledging, please don’t hesitate to ask our Stewardship Team co-chair, Lynn White and John Fox.