The SsAM Finance Committee has something to say about stewardship, about the promise made 26 years ago.
Supporting our living history — our promise to each other and the community.
Twenty-six years ago Episcopalians in downtown Wilmington made a promise to create a multi-racial congregation which welcomes all people who seek the love of God without regard to ability, age, economic circumstance, ethnic background, family configuration, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and educational achievement.
Two churches, St. Matthew and St. Andrew, consolidated 26 years ago to form one church. We embarked then on making SsAM a diverse, nurturing faith community.
This wonderful promise has many facets and components. It requires a dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and members who come together in worship and prayer. We gather in a building in which we welcome all.
This promise is part of our history; part of our living history; part of what we try to do each time we meet. It is on-going and it is a journey.
This promise has had many successes even if, from time to time, we have had to re-group to get back on the path of that promise.
Are we living the promise? Just look around SsAM to see and feel it.
Trying to live the promise is challenging. It takes funding, talent, and time commitment to support this living promise.
Pursuing this promise, this year’s stewardship campaign happens in a short 7-week timeframe which allows us to focus on supporting the promise financially.
Pledging is one way you can support our promise. In keeping with SsAM’s stewardship theme, “Behold we are doing a new thing,” the Finance Committee urges you to think creatively how you can support your commitment to SsAM and its congregation and community. Our goal is 100% participation, with no set dollar goal.
We hope you will reflect on what SsAM and its ministries mean to you. With your continued support we can continue living out our promise to each other and the community.
—Members of the SsAM Finance Committee
As of January 27, 2023 …
… 116 pledges had been made for 2023, two more than our goal, which was to equal the number made the previous year. To make a pledge, click here.
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