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Stewardship Ministries

Stewardship (also known as Stewardship and Gratitude):

being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God

The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing”.  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church believes stewardship is about:Stewardship

♦ contributing time and talents,
♦ volunteering for ministry and mission,
♦ as well as contributing money to the church

Do you like to cook?  Do you have musical talent? Would you like to learn more about flower arranging?  Would you like to make a positive difference in a child’s life?  There are opportunities available for you to contribute your time and learn something new. See our Worship Ministries page for other opportunities.

More information may be found at these links:

Stewardship Guidelines         Planned Giving        St. Mark's Giving Page (or go directly to MyEOffering)

Ways you can include St. Mark's in your estate planning:

1. Beneficiary Designation Gifts:  A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support St. Mark's. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy. For more information see Beneficiary Designated Gifts.

2. IRA Rollover–Act Now: If you are 70½ or older, you may be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. With an IRA charitable rollover, you can benefit yourself and help us continue our mission. To learn how, see IRA Charitable Rollover

3. Wills and Bequests: What are the benefits of making a bequest?  More information is at the Virginia Diocese Wills & Bequests page

♦ You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered
♦ You lessen the burden of taxes on your family
♦ You may receive estate tax savings