Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
As St. Peter’s New Legacy Campaign wraps up its initial phase, the campaign’s steering committee is delighted to be able to thank well over 200 parish households for participating in the campaign and helping us to raise very nearly $3,000,000 in pledges.
The Campaign Steering Committee (Kathi A., Doug B., Margaret C., Blair F., Catharine G., Bruce J., Tootie K., Michael L., Peter M., Bob M., Kristin O., Craig P., Bill S., Larry S., Bill S., Ed W., Glenna W., Bob W.) has been meeting weekly since March, sharing not just the administrative workload of the fundraising, but also personal testimonials and a sense that the Holy Spirit is actively supporting us in our efforts.
We have been blessed with skilled leadership, both from our consultant, John Compton, and our Campaign Co-Chairs, Tootie K. and Peter M.. We have been blessed with a raft of enthusiastic, energetic, and persistent campaign visitors (Ron A., Allen B., Beth B., Suzanne B., PK B., Jim B., Don C. Richard and Sheridan C., Gary C., Vic and Rosemary D., Katie E., Gary G., Taffy G., Rusty and Diane H., Barret H., Bettie J., Bess J., Carol K., Mark M., John M., Jack O., Jack S., Erika S., Eric S., Billy S., Paul S., Karen S., Christine W., Richard W., Bill W., Ted Z.). Most of all, perhaps, we have been blessed by the welcoming and generous response of the people of St. Peter’s as they received campaign visitors and considered together how the church can become all God is calling it to become in the future.
Every household in the parish will be contacted personally by a campaign visitor. If you haven’t heard from any one yet, you should expect a call very soon. This campaign is too important to leave to a mailing or a phone tree. We are looking forward to visiting with each and every household. A personal visit provides both fellowship (something the St. Peter’s community generally does well!) and an opportunity for feedback (something else St. Peter’s folks generally do well!).
If you’re wondering whether you’ve missed your call, contact one of the Campaign Co-Chairs, Peter M. or Tootie K., or call the church office and ask to speak to our fundraising consultant, John Compton.
The campaign visitors are fellow parishioners who have already pledged to support the campaign and have volunteered to visit others to share information about the campaign and ask for your support. Regardless of your giving plans, do plan to respond to their call and try to arrange a visit.
Campaign visits take about 30 minutes and can be conducted wherever is mutually convenient–home, coffee shop, even church if a quiet corner can be found. The visitor will have go over some printed materials about the campaign with you, solicit any feedback you have, and try to answer any questions you have. Then he or she will ask for your financial support of the campaign and give you a pledge card.
You don’t need to fill out the pledge card right then and there; we are all being asked to give at a level that requires prayerful consideration. When you have filled out the pledge card, you seal it up in an envelope and return it to your visitor or to the church. Your pledge amount remains confidential. You will receive an acknowledgment of the terms of your pledge from the campaign treasurer. Only the church’s financial staff and the fundraising consultant will know the terms of your gift.
Trial link here to slideshow of kickoff dinner, March 26th.