Make a special gift or memorial.
Cover the cost of Altar Flowers.
Make a pledge.
Give to one of SsAM’s ministries.
Volunteer in a Ministry.
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. But we also ask everyone to give of there time and talent. To learn how you can volunteer your time and talent, click here.
Make a Secure On-Line Donation
If you would like to make a payment on-line, or set up recurring payments, click here or the button below. The secure Faithlife form that appears DOES ask for confidential information.
A Note About On-Line Donations
SsAM is moving to a new platform for giving, beginning with credit card donations. Using the “MAKE A DONATION” button above, you may give to SsAM through recurring gifts (pledge/tithe), or on an occasional basis (for altar flowers; Apostles in Ministry, music or any other ministry). FAITHLIFE gives you the option of creating an account so you only have to enter your credit card once. FAITHLIFE has numerous security features in place, so your data is secure. FAITHLIFE helps SsAM because it is integrated into our existing database. If you have questions, please click here to contact the Church Office.
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!
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.
Donate Altar Flowers
Covering the cost of altar flowers is a lovely way to honor someone, remember someone, or express your thanksgiving. Click here to learn more about donating flowers to SsAM.
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, and sacred art. 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 click here to contact the Parish Administrator through the church office.
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.
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.
United Way of Delaware donation to SsAM using code 11593.
SsAM is 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 as a whole, not just our parish. The mission of the UTO is to “expand the circle of thankful people”. Click here to learn more about UTO.
Here is a way for you to help the most needy around the world. Click here to visit the Episcopal Relief and Development website. This outreach arm of the Episcopal Church as a whole has a 3-star rating on Charity Navigator.
Our main focus is not money but ministry!
We offer a host of ministries for which you can volunteer. You can participate in worship services, help make the church hum, or offer your time and talent to the entire community. Click here or the button to learn more.