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GIVING
In Advance, Thank You

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Dixon, IL

 

HOW TO GIVE YOUR GIFT to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dixon, IL

 

In order to bring our church up to date on offering various ways to GIVE TO OUR CHURCH, we have taken the time and energy to research the options out there for convenience of parishioners to use avenues that are used already in our daily lives.

 

     1.    Give on our website:  go to the website, www.stlukesdixon.org. in the first page header, you can read ONLINE GIVING…IT’S                 EASY.  Click on that and it will take you to the ONLINE GIVING page, it will guide you on what to do and give you many                       options. You can use a credit or debit card or go straight to your bank.  Again, it will guide you. It is a safe and secure program.

 

      2.    Give by Mail:  send a check by mail to: 

              ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

              221 W. THIRD STREET 

              DIXON, IL  61021

 

       3.    Give your gift at church: place it in the plate, at this time because of COVID  restrictions the plate is not passed around,                             but it is on a table in the back of the church.

 

FUNDING PRIORITIES

    

         BUILDING ENDOWMENT FUND

              exactly what it says, it is used for events that occur on the building or property, for a  building that was built in 1871 with                           consecration ceremonies taking place on October 18,1872 there are a plethora of continuous projects to keep up with.  Currently               we are replacing the roof (over $100,000.) 

               It will be completed in early to mid summer 2023.

 

          OPERATING FUND

                 is the fund, we use to pay utilities, staff, etc.

 

           GENERAL ENDOWMENT    

                  is the fund that is in a saving account or other investment account to ideally  build up to use only interest. Because of COVID                     and its negative response on our finances, has been tapped into to keep bills paid.  it is currently being replenished by our                           rental of adjacent properties.

 

CASH GIFTS AND PLEDGES

                  MEMORIAL AND HONORARY GIFTS are a special way to remember or honor a loved one, friend, or colleague.  Gifts can                   be made online, by phone, mail, or Memorial gift envelopes are available.

                  Recurring Giving is an easy and convenient way to support St. Luke’s.

                  Through our ONLINE GIVING platform on the website www.stlukesdixon.org. you can choose the amount you wish to give                     each month or each week through your debit or credit card, and you can change or cancel your pledges at any time, online, or                     a vestry member can be of help to you.

 

 

 

          PLANNED GIVING

                  What is planned giving?  Planned giving encompasses a variety of options and strategies that leverage an individuals gift                           giving abilities.  For the committed Christian, Planned Giving is a means of stewardship whereby one carefully and                                     deliberately uses their personal resources to make an impact for the Kingdom of God.  Your goal would be met by a powerful                     investment in our church.

 

                  Gifts of Life Insurance is another way to make a planned gift, as is retirement  accounts.  You can purchase a new policy and                     name St. Luke’s Episcopal Church as the owner and beneficiary; the premiums can be made as tax- deductible contributions.

 

                  IRA Charitable Rollovers, check with your accountant or attorney.

 

            BEQUESTS

                  Some donors have supported their church and its mission through a Bequest, generally through a provision in a will or trust.                       Over the years, these gifts can  play an important role in the growth and success of the church,

 

      PRAYER IS THE BEST WAY TO GUIDE YOUR DECISIONS REGARDING HELPING THE CURRENT AND FUTURE OF ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH.

The Easter Season 2023

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ;

Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!.

In the "new" post-pandemic world, the importance of financial support of St. Luke's Church is an ever present reality.  Since resuming in-person worship and broadcasting on Facebook, funding our Mission  and Ministry has been challenging.  We have come to rely on the unsolicited generosity of each of you.

The practice of making annual estimates of giving, usually called pledges, helps parish leaders assemble a budget for the next year.  But in reality the parish, like most of you, lives on weekly or monthly income.  This support has maintain St. Luke's because of your loving concern.

We want to acknowledge your kindness, stewardship of time, talents and treasure with our heartfelt appreciation.  We do this in our prayers always as we guide St. Luke's through the current time of transition in calling a new rector.  We  continue to depend on you.

Please join us on Thursday, April 6, Maundy Thursday 6:30PM Agape Meal and Eucharistin the parish hall.  The Feast of Christ the King rightly affirms our true in God and thankfulness for all the blessings we receive individually and as a community.

Most Sincerely,

Father Tom Rosa, locus tennis

OUR PLEDGE AND ESTIMATE TO GIVING

In 2023 we continued to face unprecedented challenges the economy, but due to your presence and prayers, support and pledges, we are able to keep offering the sacraments, times of fellowship, regular worship, and special events.

 

Our plans for 2023 are taking shape, and we believe that with your generous continuing help, we can meet our expenses and fund our Mission and Ministry.  We ask each St. Luke's member and friend to think and pray about their commitment to our beloved parish. 

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