We give because God gave first.
For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son… (John 3:16)
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Place your cash tithes and gifts inside a completed offering envelope and put it in the offering plate at service or drop it off at the church office.
Place your tithes and gifts by check inside a completed offering envelope, and put it in the offering plate, drop it off or mail it to the church office.
Building a Lasting Legacy of Faith
The Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund is a perpetual source of income for the Life & Mission of the Church.
Tithing is more than Giving
The word “tithe” means tenth or 10%. Tithing, or giving 10% of your income, is not merely giving something to God. It is giving back what was His to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him. The Bible says that tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything. It teaches us to always put God first in our lives.
2021 Stewardship – Splendid Giving: Now More Than Ever & Forward in Faith
Dear Family and Friends of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church,
This has been a truly unusual year for our country and for our church. Living through a pandemic as individuals and working around a pandemic as a church community has certainly been a challenge. The Splendid Giving Campaigns presented the particular challenges of raising the necessary funds to support our annual operating budget (Stewardship) and the elimination of $1,700,000 debt left over from the necessary building upgrades that were needed during the Deo Gloria project (Capital Campaign). To conduct these two campaigns during a pandemic when in-person communication would be virtually impossible was a daunting challenge. Our church has been blessed to have our friends and members respond with outstanding generosity to both campaigns.
We are pleased to report that pledges to the Stewardship Campaign currently total $894,000. This includes 17 new pledges and 78 households who increased their pledges! Our work is not yet complete as the current budget for Pledged Offering is set at $1,040,000. Last year, 287 households submitted pledges compared to 208 this year. Thus, we encourage those who have not yet pledged to do so as soon as possible so that the day-to-day operations of our church and its missions are not negatively impacted.
We are also very pleased to report that pledges to the Capital Campaign total $1,920,000 at this time. Over the next several years, through your outstanding generosity, this will lead to the elimination of our debt when these pledges are fulfilled. What will become of the excess of funds generated by the Capital Campaign? The primary goal is the elimination of our debt. The sooner that is accomplished, the sooner Session can consider other capital improvements. Recommendations are being studied for presentation to Session.
When should Capital Campaign pledges be paid? You may have anticipated paying the entire pledge at once, annually over three years, quarterly, etc. Whatever your plan, we encourage you to join those who have already provided funds by contributing your initial pledge payments beginning May 1. The sooner the funds are collected, the sooner the debt can be paid.
We want to express our gratitude to the members of the Stewardship and Capital Campaign teams but most especially to our friends and members for your Splendid Giving.
God bless you and thank you for your support,
Rob Marrow, Pastor
Carolyn Magarro, Stewardship Ministry Team Moderator
Leslie Loughran and Steve Kutler, Capital Campaign Co-Chairs
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Malachi 3:10 (NIV)