St. John the Divine - Four Ways to Make a Contribution
“But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go, and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock.”
Despite the fact that many people use the word “tithe” synonymously with any church-related giving, the word tithe literally means “tenth.” The tithe was an obligatory offering from the law of Moses requiring 10 percent of an Israelite’s first fruits. Because God provided the harvest, this first part was returned to Him. It was a reminder to Israel that all things we have are His. It was a show of thankfulness for His provision. It also provided for the Levitical priesthood, festivals, and the needy. While many of us are not able to provide 10% of our income to the Church, all of us are called to support the Church’s mission of proclaiming the Good News, as we are able. Your financial support is required so that we continue to have a place to gather for worship and so that those living in poverty have the basic necessities of life.
If you would like to contribute to a particular cause or should you wish to remember the parish in your will, please contact the Parish Office.
Any donations made as of January 1, 2021 will count for your 2021 donations. 2020 donations had to be submitted by December 31, 2020. Thank you for your support of the parish!!