Make a special gift or memorial.
Make a pledge.
Give to one of SsAM’s ministries.
There are many ways to show your support for the life and ministries of The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew by giving of your treasure. To learn how you can volunteer your time and talent, click here.
New Charitable Giving Incentive
The COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Bill passed in late March, 2020, includes a new above-the-line income-tax deduction for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and can be claimed on tax forms next year.
Make an Annual Pledge
The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew depends upon annual pledges to support the many programs and outreach ministries of the parish. Annual pledges are particularly important in that they not only demonstrate the support and confidence of our members, but pledges allow the church leadership to develop a strategy for moving toward our vision and mission. Based on the pledges made in November and December, the Vestry creates a budget for its income and expenses for the following year.
Make a Secure On-Line Donation
Text a Donation
TEXT-A-DONATION IS LIVE AT SsAM. It couldn’t be easier to give a tax deductible donation. Dial 302 754-5480. Have you tried it yet? Now you can text a Donation to SsAM, day or night, from your smart phone or other Internet-connected device. It is faster than writing a check and there is no need to use cash or a check. All you need is the phone number — 302 754-5480 — and your debit or credit card. Give it a try!
Special Gifts and Memorials
Occasionally, there are situations where individuals are in a position to make one time gifts to SsAM. Giving a special gift in honor, or in memory of a love one is an excellent way to give strategic and lasting support to a specific area of ministry within the parish. Many capital improvements are made possible by these kinds of gifts such as the purchasing of a new hymnals, liturgical vessels and vestments, a new carillon or chimes, sacred art, and new stops on the church’s organ. Gifts can also be applied to special programs such as concert series, educational programs, and community outreach programs such as Friendship House. To discuss the possibility of giving a special gift, please contact the Rector or Parish Administrator through the church office at (302) 656-6628.
Remember SsAM in your will.
Have you remembered Saints Andrew and Matthew in you will or estate planning? We encourage all to continue the legacy that so many members have done over the years who have come before us. If you would like to learn how to remember SsAM in your will, please click here to contact the church office or call 302 656-6628.
Your bank account or credit card can be set up to support SsAM with a single transaction or a regular periodic debit. If you would like to learn how to set up your bank account or credit card to suppport SsAM, please click here to contact the church office or call 302 656-6628.
If you make cash contributions to SsAM and want to deduct those donations on your income tax, please put your donation in an envelope on which is written your name and address. Pledge envelopes can serve this purpose if you write your name and address on them. This way, SsAM can send you a contribution statement at year’s end, a statement the IRS now requires if you want to deduct cash contributions.
We continue to collect food every Sunday morning for neighboring food banks. Receptacles are located in the front pews of the sanctuary. Canned goods, dry goods, etc. are welcome; anything that is not perishable.
All are invited to the auditorium to join us for fellowship at the conclusion of the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. All are asked to help feed the SsAM Coffee Hour multitude. Members of the congregation provide the food for the coffee hour in the auditorium each Sunday as follows:
- A–D contribute the first Sunday of the month
- E–K the 2nd Sunday
- L–R the 3rd Sunday
- S–Z the 4th Sunday
- On a fifth Sunday, members of the Vestry and Committees are asked to contribute.
Give to a specific ministry
Every 1st and 3rd Sundays the ushers pass baskets for a second collection, and we mention that this is an “AIM Sunday,” but perhaps not everyone knows what this means. This “Apostles In Mission” collection goes into a separate fund administered by the Community Advocacy Committee and provides funds for a number of needs. In the past, recipients have included our annual scholarship program, the Baylor Women’s Art Project, Episcopal Relief and Development, Habitat for Humanity, and some individuals in need. Also, each year, scholarships are awarded. Much good work of mercy is done by this fund and you are encouraged to give generously.
Make a United Way of Delaware donation using code 11593.
SsAM is now a United Way of Delaware Designation Write-in Agency. Donors wishing to designate their contributions to SsAM should “write-in” our name and full address, or use our code number 11593 on their United Way of Delaware Pledge Form in the Specific Care area. Please consider ear-marking your United Way of Delaware contributions to work for Saints Andrew and Matthew by selecting SsAM as your designated write-in agency. If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact the office.
Each Spring and Fall we collect funds for the United Thank Offering to further the work of the Episcopal Church. The mission of the UTO is to “expand the circle of thankful people”.