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Giving

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Your Generosity at Work

Lyn Loeffler spoke on Sunday, August 8th about how giving to Saint John's impacts our community.

 
 
 

Make a Difference

Communion Rail Offering

Communion Rail Offering for December
Benefitting Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbor


Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbor (ARJON) is the December Communion Rail Offering recipient. ARJON, a non-profit law office, welcomes refugees and immigrants into our communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy. Their services focus on removal defense in family-based and humanitarian law. Founded nationally in 1999 by the United Methodist Church, ARJON helps immigrants navigate the complex system of immigration regulations. ARJON strives to empower immigrants to bring about systematic change through active participation in our community.

Giving FAQs

What is the “General Fund” offering?


Each fall, staff and volunteers of Saint John’s set the financial priorities for the next year through the general fund budget. General Fund offerings, pledges to the General Fund and other items make up the revenue for the General Fund budget. The budget provides the financial resources for adult, youth and children educational ministries, worship ministries, human resources, general administrative and facility expenses.

What is the “Communion Rail” offering?


On the first Sunday of the month, communion is offered in worship. After each person receives the communion elements, each person is invited to pray or meditate at the altar rail. If you so choose, you may leave a small financial token at the altar rail. Each month a different mission initiative is selected to receive the offerings gathered at the rail. The pre-selected mission initiative will be announced in the service and that week’s newsletter.

What is the Saint John’s Endowment Fund?


The Endowment Fund of Saint John's was established in 1976 to provide members and friends of the church the opportunity to make charitable gifts to a permanent endowment of financial support. By including Saint John's in your will or estate plans, you can significantly strengthen our church's vital mission both locally and around the world. Grants from this fund support many strategic plan initiatives around our community. Click Here to read our FAQs about the Endowment Fund.

Wh
at are other options for giving?

Other opportunities for giving are made available from time to time. Visit our website regularly to find ways you may give so we may create a community where God's love changes people and God's people change the world.

 Who do I contact if I want more information about giving?
Please contact Duane Roth, Business Administrator, by email or by calling or 512-452-5737 x 225. 

Plant

Planting and Growing Stewardship 2022 with three pine trees in different shades of green

With your help, we are planting seeds of hope in expectation of the fulfillment of our faith.

You can fill out an Estimate of Giving online by clicking here!

 

We now have permanent space reserved on campus for our three partnership organizations

Meals on Wheels, Justice For Our Neighbors, Foundation for the Homeless

 

 

Major facility projects completed in 2021:
 
  • 5904 House repaired after storm damage
  • Long-standing HVAC chiller issues resolved
  • New sound system and streaming cameras installed
  • Facility opened post lock-down with better accessibility
  • Updated and reliable main building WiFi installed
  • New entrances to the Grace Garden hallway and church offices installed

Grow

  • 128

    adults participated in faith development classes including anti-racism, mental health & biblical studies
  • 122

    people deepened their faith with our weekly faith development curriculum, Bread for Our Journey
  • 27

    stuffed animals attended "camp" where they learned that God is always with them
  • 10

    new families have joined us at Grace Garden where we have 33 students enrolled in our re-opened, COVID-safe classrooms
  • 27

    youth have participated in Youth Group - meeting nearly every week since the pandemic began

 

For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up…
~ Isaiah 61:11

Isaiah 61 is a passage that speaks strongly to faith and values, it is not surprising that Jesus repeats it in the gospels. The prophet tells us that we can plant and grow even in difficult times, because God is with us, and goodness will come. We are in a time where we long for goodness, rest, and joy. May we remember that God reminds us we will find goodness, so we are asked to plant, grow, harvest, and feed, even in the hard times.  

Harvest

  
 

Prospering like trees planted near water...

New Hospitality protocols allowed us to welcome members and guests into our building–
improved in safety and accessibility.

Bar graph of Mission Budget Fund increasing over the last 11 years

Our overall mission budget fund has increased over the years.

Additionally: $3,078 raised for the Austin CROP Walk

and

$7,239 and 1,695 lbs of food taken to Hope Food Pantry

The congregational care team continues to make calls and connect with members. If you would like us to call or connect with you, please email our Congregational Care Pastor, Cheryl Broome at

Feed

We have had continual online worship available throughout the pandemic, and are committed to providing online worship experiences after the pandemic is over.

This past year, we have expanded our reach throughout Texas and beyond. We have regular online worship participants from Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii.

We have also had the privilege to produce special online services like Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and a 9/11 remembrance service. You can watch these services on our Facebook page or click here to visit our Music Ministry page on our website.