The Stewardship Ministry at Saint Columba's

The Stewardship Committee, which began meeting in March 2015, consists of Fr. Erik, Senior Warden Day Ketcham, Junior Warden Toby Field, Treasurer James Powell, Vestry member Lissy Dellenbaugh and Lawrence Modisett as chair. The committee is working on a number of new initiatives, all of our efforts will be guided by three key principles:

• Stewardship will not be a euphemism for annual pledging, but a holistic, year-round Ministry that focuses on all our gifts and the many ways we share them.

• A priority will be to recognize and thank those who give of their time and talent, often with little visibility.

• Along with considering what we can each do for Saint Columba’s, the Ministry will devote more attention to what Saint Columba’s can do for its members and to helping its members provide support to one another.

Like any family, we will at times need to deal with financial matters, but financial considerations will never be an end in themselves. Rather, they will be a means toward ensuring our parish family continues to meet – and find new ways of meeting – the needs of its members and the larger community around it.

We ask for your thoughts and prayers as we explore this new path to stewardship, and as we continue to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy at Saint Columba’s.

We have chosen our lighthouse window as a symbol of this ministry because, in Day’s words, “the lighthouse is a symbol of security, safety, comfort, home port” – qualities we all look for, and receive, from Saint Columba’s.

Pledge 2016