An Overview of Giving Opportunities
Reminder about year-end contributions to St. Peter’s Church:
All donations, including cash gifts, must be postmarked by December 31, or received in the Finance Office by noon on December 28, to qualify as a deduction for 2012 tax purposes.
Likewise, gifts of stock must be received in the Church’s investment account by December 30, 2012. For stock transfer instructions or other questions, please contact C. G Hughes and Company, Bay Shore, New York.
If you have not yet made a pledge to the 2013 Every Member Canvass, please consider doing so now. Many thanks to all who have given so generously to St. Peter’s Church.
St. Peter’s Needs Your Financial Support
Maintaining a day school and a vibrant church and extensive properties on Long Island is an expensive proposition. The church and day school both continue to make deeply felt cuts to their budgets, indeed cuts upon cuts for the last several years, because pledges and plate donations, even in a record-breaking year, still cover only small percentage of the annual operating budget. We are forced to take the remainder from our invested funds, which are being drawn down at an unsustainable rate.
Please give generously. The gifts you make to your church in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ are like no other gifts you make. Imagine your life without this parish. Imagine New York City without it.
Whether you are a longtime parishioner, a newcomer, a friend of the parish, someone who comes in to sit and pray in the middle of a weekday afternoon, we need your support regardless of who you are and where you live.
On this website, you can read about several opportunities to give:
•The 2013 Every Member Canvass, which contributes to the general operating expenses of the church and school annually.
•The Capital Campaign for the replacement of the organ console and the capital projects, which ensure that as we keep our doors open 365 days a year to the world, we can remain true to our core mission and ministry and answer “Yes” to God. Your assistance greatly empowers us to assist children, young adults and mature Christians to grow in faith, knowledge and holiness – to Praise God and Serve Neighbor in Christ’s name.
•Planned Giving opportunities, which allow you to remember St. Peter’s in your will and in other forms of long-term planning.