Giving

"Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?"

"I will, with God's help."

-- From the Baptismal Covenant; Book of Common Prayer, p. 305

Giving of our time, talent and treasure is part of the Christian response to God's love. Giving of your time might be volunteering with one of our outreach ministries, or with Vacation Church School, or leading a Sunday morning series on a subject of interest to you. Perhaps you'd like to greet visitors to the church on Sundays, or weekday mornings at the office? Or, perhaps be part of a committee to help plan a special speaker series or hosting the Diocesan Convention?

If finding the right spot for your time or talent is of interest, you might click through the opportunities at St. James in Connecting, Worship, Music, and Nurturing. Please contact our Director of Lay Ministries Kelly Williams, or phone her at 225-387-5141, and she can help you get started!

Stewardship means “belonging to God" - all that we are and all that we have comes from God. We are grateful to God for it all, and responsible to God for how we use it. There is a connection between stewardship and spirituality: generous giving as a spiritual discipline helps us to grow in Christ. “Duty and delight” are both motivating factors for giving - doing what we ought to do as responsible church members, and making cheerful sacrifices out of love for God.

"I have tried to keep things in my hands but lost them all, but what I have given unto God's hands, I still possess."
– Martin Luthe
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Online Giving is now available for:

  • Making or adjusting your pledge to St. James
  • Making one time gifts toward your pledge
  • Scheduling recurring, automatic gifts toward your pledge
  • Making one-time or scheduled gifts to certain other funds (Flower Fund, We Care Ministry, Memorial/Honorarium Gifts, etc.)
  • Event payments for St. James hosted and sponsored events (Vacation Church School, Summer Sounds, etc.)

These gifts may be paid by debit/credit card (perhaps earning all-important reward points!) or by electronic debit from your checking or savings account.

If you've not yet activated your account through AccessACS, please visit this page for important sign-on instructions. If you need help, please contact Debbie Stiltner or Cheryl Olinde in the accounting office who can answer your sign-on and finance questions; Jo Craddock can help you with sign-on issues.


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Stewardship

The Journey Continues - All Aboard! For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.Matthew 6:21 We acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the giver of all that we are and all that we have, and that we are entrusted to be stewards of His gifts...

Outreach

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." -- John 15:12 St. James has always strived to be present to the needs around us. Indeed, some of the early church records reveal the rector sharing funds "at the ferry," or "...

Giving Online FAQ

Give online here. Through Access ACS, we can provide member and guest access to their profile records, view the most current membership directory, receive online gifts and scheduled giving, and allow members and guests to sign up and pay for event...