Stewardship is the expression of our congregation's values and priorities, coupled with our commitment to joining God's action in the world. God calls us to be responsible stewards of our time, talents and financial resources, all of which are critical to the worship, education, mission and fellowship at Westminster. These pledges enable Westminster to continue as the welcoming, nurturing and spiritual church home that it has become.
We call upon the members of the Westminster congregation to pledge a portion of their financial resources so that we may efficiently and responsibly plan and budget for the church’s needs, both current and future. You can make a pledge by clicking on the button below, by returning the pledge card you received in the mail, or by contacting Director of Finance & Administration Lavinia Davis-Laux. Your pledge is confidential.
It’s been another challenging year, but throughout 2021 I have been continually inspired by Westminster’s wise leaders, tireless staff, steadfast volunteers, and terrific congregation. We’ve continued to connect with children, youth, and young adults through all of our online programming, while making significant investments in our staff as well as our physical facilities. (In fact, we are currently replacing both boilers beneath our feet and the roof above our heads!)
Your support sustains the life and life of this church.Larry Hayward, Pastor
Your generosity has both made these efforts possible and supported agencies in Alexandria and Arlington providing COVID relief. All the while we have received 32 adults and 26 confirmands into our membership during COVID and baptized 18 infants. Your support sustains the life and light of this church. Please seek to make to make the best financial commitment that you can for 2022, rekindling your gifts to God and Westminster.
Please consider using our online giving platform to fulfill your pledge. You have the option of making individual payments at your convenience or setting up automatic payments on a schedule that works for you. Pledge payments and other gifts may be made by credit card, debit card, or through your bank account.
Beginning January 1, 2022, all online donations will be processed through a new provider, Blackbaud Merchant Services. Anyone wishing to make automatic payments for 2022 will set up an account with our new provider. Information about how to set up those accounts will be provided in November 2021. NOTE: If you currently have automatic gifts or pledge payments scheduled, those will continue to be processed with our current provider through the end of 2021.
The stewardship campaign is intended to raise enough pledges to fund our annual operating budget. Through our Planned Giving Program, the Westminster Foundation is intended to complement the operating budget by providing the church with funding to meet additional long-term needs.