Members at Redeemer contribute their Time, Talent and Treasure in a number of ways.
The opportunities for giving the gift of time to Redeemer and its broader community are manifold. Our members are invested in many ministries serving both the church and the broader community. Some examples include serving on the Altar Guild, the Vestry (our governing body), teaching Christian Formation for our children, youth and young adults, serving on our Finance and Investment Committees, or working with our many Mission partners. There are many other activities that take place at Redeemer and our members are and continue to be very generous with their most precious asset – their time.
Each year our parishioners participate in our Annual Giving through our pledge campaign. The money that they contribute represents over 60% of the total income of the parish (the bulk of the remainder comes from allowing others to use our greatest asset, our church buildings). This money is used to fund all of the activities of the parish including Worship, Education and Pastoral Care.
In addition to the Giving of Time, our parishioners are also generous in their Mission Giving to the various mission programs that we support. For a full description of our mission activities click on the link [Insert link].
In 2013, we undertook a project to renovate our Great Hall to make it handicapped accessible. We called that Realizing our Vision. Under the theme Room for the Spirit, Room for All, we collectively pledged over $900,000 during the 2014 – 2019 time period. Because we received over 75% of the pledged monies early, we were able to complete the project in 2015.