The Church of the Ascension is a small neighborhood parish church. Like any church we get by almost entirely from donations from those who come through our doors. We rely on our members, that means those who come and feel this a spiritual home–there is no arduous membership process– to prayerfully consider supporting us with an annual pledge.
The old norm for churches is to look at your income and give a 10% off the top contribution. That is in accord with the biblical notion of the gift of the first fruits. However we recognize how challenging that can be. What we hope is that you look at all your gifts and consider an amount that works for you, your specific monthly thank offering and then make it a regular gift by signing right away using our online parish giving system. Average gifts are in the range of 150 per month: some much more, some less.
You can stop, amend, or alter gifts anytime with your custom account and at the end of the year print out a custom statement for your taxes.
THERE IS A WONDERFUL LINE BY THE GREAT RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL, “NEVER CHOKE BACK A GENEROUS IMPULSE”.
IF YOU ARE INCLINED TO GIVE, MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW BY CLICKING HERE AND YOU CAN SET IT ALL UP IN 5 MINUTES. BY DOING SO YOU WILL KEEP THE GIFT OF THIS GRACE FILLED PLACE IN PREPARATION FOR THE ARRIVAL OF SOMEONE ELSE ONE DAY WHO DESPERATELY NEEDS THE HEALING, HOPE AND LOVE THAT IS GOD’S ALONE.