Giving

Do not neglect to do good and share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrews 13:16)

Holy Communion is extremely grateful for the contributions which its parishioners and friends have made during this year and in the past.

Giving is primarily a spiritual decision, reached after careful and prayerful thought—about feeling and showing joyful thanksgiving for God’s grace. Stewardship is a glad offering of a portion of our wealth to doing God’s work, knowing that we can give generously and not suffer want ourselves.

There are several ways to make donations.

Gifts can be made in cash, by check, through securities or online. If you are making an online gift regularly, please set up your gift through our online directory system. If you are making a one time donation you can give online by clicking here.  (If you need help, check out our guide to automatic payments.)

Plate offerings are a time honored way to give. The offering plate is passed during most services. These gifts can be done with cash or a check made payable to “Holy Communion.” Offerings made in honor or memory of a loved one or an event are welcomed.

Pledging  is a decision to commit to a goal of giving a portion of our resources and sticking to it. A pledge is disciplined giving, a commitment with a purpose. It can be made by letter or email at any time, and of course through the annual pledge card mailed out in the fall. Those who pledge may receive offering envelopes by which they can give their donation spaced out over the year. Read more about Pledging.

Capital giving is giving that goes to meet capital expenditures that cannot be met through the normal annual parish budget. Major renovations have been made to our education and office building in recent years, and some individuals and families are still helping to pay for that capital work.

Planned giving refers to giving decided now but realized later. Typically it is giving that is specified in a person’s will or through a trust contingent on a specified event. In order to frame the giving in the best way, you should contact the parish office as indicated below. In addition to gifts by cash and check, the Planned Giving section also discusses ways of giving appreciated securities, annuities, and distributions that can benefit both Holy Communion and the donor.

The parish is listed as a 501(c)(3) institution under the US Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please send any donations to:

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
7401 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

For more information, call Angela Breeher, Parish Administrator, in the Parish Office at 314-741-7201 ext. 1