Stewardship

We ask each of our members to prayerfully consider what God has done in providing for their “goods and kindred,” and what they will return to Him. St. Mark’s does not presume that if you have given in the past your prior pledge will continue to carry over. We ask for your completed, written pledge to ensure not only the continuation of our many ministries, but to enhance your personal Christian growth.

Annual pledges are the primary funding for the general operating expenses of our church, but there are additional opportunities as well.

Specific Ministries Fund

Music, Altar Guild, flowers for the altar or garden, children’s ministry or the Pantry…..these are just some of the ministries that have designated funds specifically for their use. What interests you? A Youth scholarship or soup for the home bound? There is probably a fund for a ministry you care about to give a little something extra.

Memorial Committee

This committee is funded by gifts given in memory of family members and friends by members and non-members of our church. Giving gifts, in memory of loved ones who have died, persons we wish to honor, is a fine way to ensure that the heritage of St. Mark’s will continue. The money given is used for capital improvements to the building, in particular the sanctuary. Many past donations were used for the stained glass windows you see on Sundays. Those honored and the families of those remembered will be notified of your gift.

For more information please contact the St. Mark’s Business Manager at 409-832-3405

St. Mark’s Foundation

In 1956 the foundation was created as an independent non-profit corporation “for religious, charitable, missionary and education purposes…to administer funds on behalf of St. Mark’s Protestant Episcopal Church of Beaumont Texas”. Whether a bequest, memorial gift or assets left under terms of a will, the Foundation’s funds are well managed and will entitle the donor to income and inheritance tax benefits.

The Book of Common Prayer reminds us that it is our duty as Christians to have a will, to provide for the well-being of our families, our Church and other charitable organizations. Careful estate planning will convey your final wishes for the distribution of your assets. Take the opportunity to plan your legacy. Plan for causes dear to your heart.

Ways to Give: Bequest in a will Structure annual gift through trusts and gift annuities Gift of real estate Transfer existing IRA and/or life insurance proceeds Gifts of stocks, bonds and personal property

For more information please contact our office: 409-832-3405 and ask for an appointment with our Stewardship Chair, Senior Warden or Foundation Board Chairman.