St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been part of the fabric of Oakland for 150 years. We are a part of a “great cloud of witnesses” who have lived our faith and served Christ, each other, and our community, through world wars, earthquakes, and pandemics. The work of our hearts and hands is visible daily in our neighborhood.
CELEBRATING GOD'S GIFTS:
WAYS TO GIVE
MAKE A PLEDGE
Congregants and other members of our community can become sustaining members of St. Paul’s by making a pledge or gift to the 2023 Stewardship Campaign.
We ask you to consider these three steps:
1. Prayerfully discern your giving for 2023
2. Complete a pledge card, and return it to the church
3. If you wish to give electronically, you may Text GIVE to
510 900 7759, make your payment(s) HERE, or give via PayPal
Learn how to make your ongoing commitment.
If you did not receive a Pledge Card in the mail, download it NOW, and email it or bring it to church on October 23.
Questions? See Stewardship FAQs
Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKE A ONE-TIME GIFT
“Worship for me has always been a centering force. It’s where I connect with those who’ve gone before me and pray for those who are still here with me.The familiarity of the liturgy and the comfort of our rituals give me the freedom to just be in a busy and sometimes chaotic world.”
– Erica Terry Derryck
“I have loved being a Faith Quest teacher. Spending a little bit of time preparing to tell the Godly Play story has given me the opportunity to pause in the flurry of my regular week and reflect on this little part of God's story, in a way that I probably wouldn't have otherwise. As a facilitator, I try to create a warm and welcoming space for our youngest members to ask questions and make personal connections. Volunteering with Faith Quest has felt like one of the most Episcopal things that I do--encouraging great questions, introducing our youngest members to simple and powerful rituals, and trying my best to model curiosity and empathy.”
- Virginia McManus
“After my hip surgery, people from St. Paul’s came over with delicious food that I could eat on the spot and save the left-overs for the next day. Maybe even better than the food were the visits from people I hadn’t seen in person for over a year because of the pandemic! These visits were the highlight of my recovery time.”
- Alice Brilmayer
“I am involved in the Pantry Ministry because of the example and dedication displayed by Deacon Carolyn. As a Christian it is my way of Giving Back because I have been amply Blessed.”
- Arnett Moore
“Providing food to those in need is so important and being a part of that brings me great joy. Contributing time and muscle to this work has become a regular activity for our family…and we appreciate the fellowship with other parishioners. Food is a basic and fundamental need that many lack. Seeing the smiles and gratitude on recipients’ faces warms the heart.”
- Lane Ceric