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A Movement of Every Day Generosity

It's amazing to see God's creativity, love, and generosity on full display each and every day. Our church family generously give their time, service, talents, and treasures through so many acts of worship, and we invite you to join us in our movement of every day generosity!

Wether it be rocking out with our worship teams, donating and transporting goods to the shelters, serving with volunteer teams on the weekend, using text-to-give, or dropping some dollars into the giving bucket. Each and every act of generosity matter and helps change the lives of others. Everyone's gifts and service are acts of worship that truly bring us all closer to our Creator!

I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. - Philemon 1:6

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are blessed by our community of faithful witnesses and by the ministries we share at St. Mark's. Every day our parish is living into being Christ-centered, touching lives, transforming hearts, teaching God's word.

God is working through our hands empowering, uplifting, and befriending, reaching people who felt they were forgotten. These ministries restore hope, offer an ear to listen, a hand to hold, and the patient gift of silence by simply breathing together. These ministries are playful, creative, and engaging, launching people on paths they never knew were possible. As a result, the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them.

Mission and ministries are the way we walk in love together. We are especially grateful for the way you walk in love with everyone at St. Mark's. Your faithful presence, witness, and generosity help to sustain our ministry and our life together. Thank you.

We invite you intentionally to sit down at your dinner table and prayerfully discern the impact that ministries at St. Mark's offer to each of us and to our community.

Consider how you might increasingly imitate Jesus Christ and give with greater intent. The vestry and other ministry leaders at St. Mark's have already committed their pledge. They have each prayerfully committed to giving so that the good works begun in our parish by our fathers, mothers, and past generations can continue to please God by serving God's people. Please follow their lead as you discern how God is calling you to give of your time, talents, and treasures.

Love God, Love neighbor, change the world!

 Faithfully yours,

The Reverend Shawn Griffith, Rector
Michael Whatley, Stewardship Chair
Walter Hobbs, Senior Warden

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7

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Giving FAQs

Why We Give

As a church, we believe that we are called to respond to the generosity of the gospel by giving extravagantly to the progress of the gospel in our community and world. Biblical generosity is not about meeting budget needs.It is about a rich and trusting relationship with a living God. We express our faith and love to Him by honoring Him as the source of everything we have. Scriptural giving is performed with regularity, from the first portion of all we are given, as a proportion of our income, cheerfully, and without pressure or manipulation.

What is Tithing?

Tithing is our starting place in giving. The Bible teaches us about a baseline standard for giving: the tithe (a word that literally means a “tenth”). When we give the first 10% of our income through the local church, we put God first in our lives. Tithing is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others. God also encourages us to give offerings beyond our tithe to specific projects at our local church and to other organizations and causes that we personally believe in.

Give Securely

Whether you’d like to give a single gift, schedule recurring donations, or view your giving history, you can do it all online. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Both e360 Giving and Carmichael Church maintain full Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance via the SecurityMetrics PCI Certification Program, which means your data is rigorously protected through the industry's strictest equipment safeguards and security protocols. That means you can give with confidence!

Giving Statements and Annual Reports

Our Annual Report is an chance to keep our eye on the numbers that matter. Behind every metric is a story, so here is this year's narrative.

Download the Annual Report

View and download your giving statements by logging into e360 Giving. Click on Giving History to access your statements!