In these uncertain times, Westminster is on the front lines of helping each other cope with stress and unease; our mission has never been more important.
Westminster and the entire community are daily living the words of Psalm 27:1, “…The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Even from afar, you can send “packaged energy” in the form of financial support to help Westminster carry out its vital ministry during coming weeks and months. We invite you to continue your regular support, as you are able, via mail, online, Tithe.ly, or auto-deduct.
If you are able to give extra, please do! Unrestricted gifts are preferred in order to sustain current operations (24% percent of Westminster’s operating revenue is committed to justice and mission, including global and community partners and the Presbyterian Church USA). If you would like to restrict your gift for pandemic-related emergency help, you may make a special offering to the Emergency Assistance Fund, found here.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are facing difficulties due to the economic climate.
Annual Pledge or Gift
Consistent with the philosophy that current members support current needs, annual pledge or gift income provides 75% of the revenue for the annual budget. Westminster invites all members to make regular commitments to the church by pledging each year, allowing the church to plan and manage most effectively. You are invited to consider taking steps toward the biblical tithe (10% of income) and/or, to begin a regular ‘generosity practice’ by automating your monthly pledge payments. Make a pledge OR an online contribution.
Major gifts are usually made in response to a special project or campaign, for example, the 150th Anniversary Campaign (which expanded mission, restored the chapel and other spaces, and strengthened the endowment), and the current the Open Doors Open Futures Capital Campaign.
The Paccard Bell Foundry, in Annecy, France, will forge a six-bell peal for Westminster. The bells will be installed in early 2020. For churches, bells evoke the divine, summon people to worship, and send them forth. Bells speak to individuals, churches and communities; they endure through time and speak to resilience and permanence. By adding bells to its tower, Westminster will make a significant liturgical and civic contribution, and extend its Telling Presence. Learn more and donate here.
Many members and friends of Westminster extend their financial support in perpetuity to future generations through a Legacy Gift in their wills, trusts, or estate plans, or with other types of life income or outright gifts. Because of Legacy Gifts, Westminster’s ability to fulfill its mission is greatly enhanced. Learn more.