Stewardship is about making life choices and arranging the priorities and loves of our lives. Stewardship is one way that both defines and reveals our relationship with God.
How to think about stewardship in our lives and in the life of our Cathedral? Everything we have in life—material, relational, Spiritual—is a gift. From the last breath you just drew, to our belief or even our desire to believe in God, to the loves God has brought into your life. Our giving to God through the life of the church is and ought to be a grateful response to God, the giver of every good gift.
In giving from our life and labors to God through our life as a cathedral community, we hope and seek to be Christ’s hands and heart in this world. Your gifts support the many and various ministries of the Cathedral in this city, our diocese, this nation, and throughout the world.
In 2015 there were pledges of financial support from 409 households totaling $907,941. The average household offering was $2,200. Our 2016 is still in progress; to date we have pledges of $906,752 toward our goal of $1 million. These gifts represent 358 households with an average pledge of $2,500.
Giving back to God is a very important aspect of our Christian discipleship and witness.