2018 Annual Generosity Campaign: Release the Energy
When a rock sits on the edge of a cliff, it has only potential energy, because it is not yet moving. When it goes over the edge, its kinetic energy is enormous.
Grace and Holy Trinity Church is full of kinetic energy in our worship, our programs, and our service. Inspired by this church’s strong core values of seeking, serving, and caring, we work toward our own spiritual growth, more faithful lives, and participation in our community.
Our city is also rich in energy and potential, but its needs are overwhelming. Too many people are still left behind and left out, and the need to listen to each other in love is great. When we work together, this church has the potential to release so much energy, and to make a difference in our lives and those in need.
So, come to worship on Sunday mornings. Anchor your weeks in the Word of God, in prayer and sacraments, in fellowship, and learning. Contribute your time and talents to the spread of God’s kingdom through our work here, with other organizations throughout the city, and beyond. Support the work of this church through your financial giving.
Jesus said “YOU are the light of the world and the salt of the earth.” With our gifts of time, toil, ideas, and money, we will turn our potential energy to kinetic energy.
We can’t do it without you.
Annual Campaign Pledge Form
Support our Work to Make a Difference in Richmond
There are lots of ways to think about giving, and there are materials below that can help guide you. Some questions we all might consider include, “Does my giving reflect my values and faith? Does my generosity reflect God’s goodness toward me?” One way that has been meaningful to us over the years is “proportionate giving.” It is a helpful exercise to determine how much we spend, on what, and what percentage of our income we give away. Giving ten percent away is the Biblical challenge. We hope you’ll also join us in making a financial commitment, or pledge, for 2017. This is an important spiritual discipline that helps you plan how you will spend your money. Whatever level you determine, we hope you will join us in giving generously in thanksgiving for God’s bounty and that you will make GHTC a top priority. Thank you!
Payment Options – visit our online giving page
How is my financial gift used?
We are an inclusive, spirited and Christ-centered urban church that transforms lives. In 2017 we will build on existing ministries, and begin new ones.
Did you know:
- Counless pastoral visits, meals, cards, prayer shawls, baby blankets, random acts of kindness, and home communions were givem to this church community.
- 130 people are fed at our Friday Red Door Soup Kitchen
- 80 plus people are in our choirs and music teams
- CirclesRVA already has over 100 volunteers in place and ready to start in 2018
- 500 children received dental and vision care in our overseas mission work
- 120 families are registered for children’s Sunday School
- Episcopal Campus Ministry at VCU has connected with 150 students this fall
- 13,500 people joined worship services
- 750 people attend our concerts every year
- $65,000 is given to grants to assist Richmond area organizations in their work.
How can I encourage generosity in children?
Generosity is one of the most important values parents can model for children and teenagers. In a culture where we are saturated with messages of consumption, violence, and individuality at the expense of others’ well-being, we bear a particular responsibility to teach and model generosity.
Children learn by watching adults. What kinds of actions will children notice? Parents should make a financial commitment (pledge) to the church, and talk to their children about why they do it. The amount of the commitment is not as important as the act of giving. Children should see parents and other adults put money in the Sunday offering plate, and be given the opportunity to do that themselves. Children should see parents volunteer their time and talents to the church and other service organizations. Children should be included in volunteering their time and talents in meaningful ways.
How can I give time and talents?
These gifts are vital to our mission. Read through the 2017 A-Z Guide to Programs (PDF) for more information and contact information. You can contact any member of the staff for more information.