St. Mary's asks it's members to thoughtfully consider their giving to the Church.
The second half of 2017 will be an important time in the life of St. Mary's. We will continue our "One Big Thing" centered around "No Strangers at Home". We will also continue to welcome new parishioners through communication to Park Ridge at large, nearby suburbs and the northwest side of Chicago. We are encouraging people to "cross the sidewalk" and celebrate the Eucharist with us and participate in our programs. Our liturgies will continue to flourish and we look forward to continuing to grow our music program as we search for a new Music Director.
Stewardship co-chair John Medenwald offers some practical tools for thinking about giving.
In this stewardship video reflection, senior warden Pam Clarke reflects on her earliest experiences with gratitude, her family's first experience with an invitation to give at St. Mary's, and the joy that St. Mary's brings to her family.
(Note: We apologize for the poor audio quality. A camera glitch occurred and it wasn't caught until it was too late to re-film the video)
In this stewardship video reflection, parishioner Sally Manning reflects on her story with money, the gift of community, and how our giving binds us to God and one another and connects us to something bigger than ourselves.
In this stewardship video reflection, Fr. Patrick reflects on his story with money, facing down the narrative of scarcity within, and letting go as a way to be more aware of God's goodness and abundance.
Stewardship Co-Chair Scott Sumner shares about how finances work at St. Mary's and Senior Warden Pam Clarke shares some of our hopes for 2017. Open the attached file to view the handout that goes with Scott's presentation
Did you miss stewardship co-chair Scott Sumner's presentation on "The Gift of Joy" from Sunday, October 9's services? Catch up by watching the video below:
Stewardship Co-Chair John Medenwald offers a compelling and humor-filled presentation on how St. Mary's is funded.
In this stewardship video reflection, parishioner Nicole Mascheri reflects on how we place a value on the most important aspects of our lives, what she and her family value about St. Mary's, and her thought process around contributing financially to this community.