As part of Stewardship we asked
members of the congregation to reflect on
those experiences at First Presbyterian
where God's will has clearly led us.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does it mean to make a pledge?
Each year, the church asks for "estimates
of giving" to assist with budgeting for
expenditures in the coming year. Making a
pledge is an informal commitment to give
in the coming year.
How do I pay my pledge?
You can request weekly offering
envelopes, are set up and manage a
recurring donation online, using your
checking or savings account, credit or
debit card, or by simply placing your
pledge contribution in the offering plate
using a pew envelope. You will be
prompted to choose an option when you
make your pledge.
I take my commitments seriously. I’m
thinking about pledging, but I’m
concerned about my employment
status. If I have a change in my status,
can I adjust my pledge?
Yes, your estimate of giving can be
changed or cancelled at any time for any
reason in a confidential way. Just contact
Shannon Gruhlke in the Finance Office at
First Presbyterian at
email@example.com or call 563-
326-1691, ext. 219.
I’m a young adult and don’t have a lot
to give right now. Will my pledge of a
small amount make a difference?
Yes! If everyone who hasn’t been
pledging committed to give (regardless of
the amount), the church could surpass our
current level of giving. Your gift makes a
great deal of difference.
What does it mean to be a good
In modern terms, a steward is a
"manager," given responsibility to
administer faithfully all that God has
entrusted to us—making a difference in
the world as a follower of Jesus Christ.
I have given faithfully in the past, but I
have never made a formal pledge. Why
We appreciate all gifts made to the
church, but formal pledges help us plan
financially and program ministries and
When does my estimate of giving
amount go into effect?
January 1, 2019.
Will the church Finance Office send me
Yes, if you give, you will receive a
quarterly statement of your contributions
for your tax records and to confirm the
accuracy of our records. If you have any
questions, please contact Shannon
Gruhlke at 563-326-1691, ext. 219 or