All Good Gifts
Everything we have comes from God. From the earliest stories in the Bible, the people of God set aside a portion of their ‘livelihood’ – fruits, grain, oil, wine, meat, coins – to give to God in gratitude and thanksgiving for all the blessings of life. We express our thanks now most often with our money and with our volunteer efforts – sometimes called ‘time and talent.’
Give to St. John’s - ALL are Good Gifts
An annual pledge commitment paid weekly or monthly - this is the single most important type of gift to St. John's as it sustains programs, salaries, utilities, and ongoing expenses. You can choose to give online to fulfill this pledge. Online giving offers bi-weekly, semi-monthly and quarterly scheduling as well.
To request payment envelopes, contact our Bookkeeper at
Special Offerings or Memorial Gifts
A spontaneous gift for a special occasion, tribute, or need is frequently motivated by a relationship or a ‘cause’ (e.g., flower memorials, a memorial gift for a funeral, a special gift to Vacation Bible School or Episcopal Relief and Development).
To make a special offering or a memorial gift, mail check to St. John’s with the words “Memorial Gift honoring ___” in the memo field,
or give online and designate Memorial Gift.
Gifts Other Than Cash
These gifts include transferring ownership of an asset to St.
John’s, rather than selling the asset and giving cash; or giving
personal property such as automobiles, jewelry and other items.
Transferring ownership of an appreciated investment held for more than one year such as publicly traded stocks, mutual funds, bonds, real estate, collectibles and other readily marketable property can have tremendous tax advantages.
To learn more about this option before you execute a transfer, contact Rev. Beth Taylor at 248-546-1255 and refer to our Creative Strategies in Giving.
Planned and Memorial Giving
This is a major planned gift/will/bequest or endowment that supports the long-term health and sustainability of the congregation. This planned gift enables the donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. Examples include: Gifts made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial planning; wills, appreciated securities/stock, life insurance, etc.
To inquire about Planned and Memorial Giving, call the Parish Administrator at 248-546-1255.
Volunteer Your Time and Talents
No matter what your skill or interest, St. John’s offers something for you! You can donate an hour to a special event or choose to regularly participate in one or more of our varied ministries.
To learn more about the work we do and how you may volunteer your time and talent, we have assembled a handbook of our ministries with name of the contact who can tell you more.