Annual Giving Campaign
At St. John’s, we consider ourselves on a lifetime “Journey to Generosity” as we seek to deepen our faith in God and respond to our many blessings with gratitude and joyful giving.
The stewardship committee is active all year long encouraging, leading, and thanking the parish for their generous contributions of time, talent, and treasure. We begin our stewardship campaign with the Fall Parish Dinner where we gather for fellowship and lively conversation, followed by a meal as we listen to inspiring stories shared by parishioners.
We invite you to view or download our ST. JOHN’S 2021 ANNUAL REPORT, which includes church financials.
In 2016, St. John’s embarked on a capital campaign with a goal of raising $3 million to update our campus and restore major portions of our historic sanctuary. Our campaign resulted in $5 million in pledges to be collected over a five-year period. As of today, 96 percent of those pledges have been remitted. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners and the stewardship of our building committee, all updates and repairs to the church were completed without incurring any debt.
St. John’s Foundation
The St. John’s Foundation, established in 1999, manages and protects an endowment of just over $2 million. The Foundation’s spending policy allows it to annually spend 4 percent of the earnings from the endowment, without invading the principal, for special programs and activities of the church. Special projects have included youth mission trip scholarships, a Jewish-Christian Teaching Series, a consultant to guide St. John’s through development of its Strategic Plan, and support of a program that provides summer meals to area students in need.
Those who have expressed their intent to provide a planned gift to the church become members of the Foundation’s 1829 Legacy Society. The Legacy Society has nearly 100 members; the Foundation’s goal is to have 200 members by the church’s 200th birthday in 2029. The Foundation’s two goals are to manage, grow, and protect the endowment, and to increase Legacy Society membership.
“St. John’s is my spiritual home. My belief in its future compels me to support not only its structural integrity but its spiritual integrity—both within its walls and in the numerous outreach ministries which touch the lives of others and those who are involved in them. By making the Foundation the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, my prayer is that St. John’s can continue to change the lives of others as it has mine.”– Mary Lee Robertson, 1829 Legacy Society Member