Christian Stewardship is faithful management of all the gifts God has given to humankind -- time, talents, the created world and money, including accumulated, inherited and appreciated assets. The three areas below enable us to fulfill our mission at Bruton Parish Church and joyfully "walk through history into the future with Christ".
Bruton Parish relies on the financial support of its members. Making an annual pledge provides the regular, reliable support for all that we are and do here as a community, and is a vital part of participation as a faithful member of Bruton Parish Church. Every fall, members are asked to make their pledge for the coming year. Those joining the parish may make their pledge at any point in the year. A pledge signifies your willingness to commit an amount -- your "best estimate" -- towards the work of God at this place and time.
The Ministry of Gift Planning
Parishioners can answer God's call to faithful Christian stewardship by considering the Bruton Parish Church Foundation, Inc. in their estate plans. Foundation assets are invested to grow for the future. A portion of the earnings may be distributed annually for the benefit of Bruton Parish, to the greater glory of God. Gift planning is for anyone. Choosing the Foundation as a recipient of one's rescources can be of benefit to both the donor and the parish.
Individuals or couples who remember the Foundation through their will, trust, or other planned gift, regardless of value, will be recognized as members of the 1715 Society. Periodically, 1715 Society members are listed (with permission) in The Chronicle or (in the future) on a permanent display, as a way to recognize them for taking this extraordinary step. For more information, please email Marty Easton, Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing of Time and Talent
We have wonderful ministries at Bruton Parish and can always welcome more volunteers. Please use the time and talent inventory form below to tell us how you would like to become involved. The information from the completed form will be forwarded to committee chairs. You may also refer any questions by emailing email@example.com.
"According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it." 1 Corinthians 3:10