Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Greetings and good tidings of comfort and joy! As the Christmas season approaches, we are holding our annual outreach campaign benefiting those in our community who need our help. With the work done by our Grant Team, we focus on local organizations where our dollars make an impact. Donations to this program have made a significant difference in the lives of Bay Area people in need.
Last year alone, St. Mary’s was able to award more than $40,000 in grants to fourteen local organizations. As with previous years, the single, largest source of these funds was benefactor donations. To learn more about benefactor levels and make your donation by paypal or credit card, click here.
We will again be offering wonderful pantry items and Holiday plants and greens to enrich your holiday celebrations. Be sure to pick up your orders on Sunday, December 8.
Why I Love St. Mary's and Why I Choose to be Generous
In this Stewardship season, several of our parishioners have shared their reasons for making St. Mary's their spiritual home and why they choose to be generous. You can read their comments here on the website. Click on the name.
I have no elaborate vision of the future, but it is my hope and my prayer that St. Mary’s will always be a place of welcome, nourishment, healing, and strengthening for service to all who enter our doors.--Frances
I want St Mary’s to be there in the future for others who are seeking the enrichment I found.--Russell
I consider St. Mary’s a gift from God, and I suspect that many of you probably feel the same way.--Lee
One of my dreams for St. Mary's is making sure all of our children and grandchildren know they have a forgiving, loving community here.--Scott Elaine
You can also bring your pledge form to St. Mary's on Sunday and place it in the basket in the narthex.