Thank you for giving to St. Martin's!
The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields has partnered with ACS Access to securely process your electronic giving. If you wish to make a tax-deductible gift, please follow these directions to set up an account for general donations and pledge contributions.
Setting Up Recurring Giving
Once you click on the GIVE button above, you’ll be asked to log into the AccessACS website. AccessACS tracks donations and facilitates online giving. You can set up a recurring payment that automates your pledge payments to St. Martin’s. Under the sign-in box, you’ll see “Need a login?” Click on this link and enter your e-mail address and first and last name. Once a match is found, a message will be sent to your e-mail address with your username, a temporary password and a link so that you can create your account.
Once your account is created, you will be able to review your giving history, make donations and set up recurring payments. If you have any questions, please send us an email. The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields values all of its donors and therefore does not trade or sell donor or mailing lists with or to other nonprofits or for profit organizations.
Annual Giving Campaign - Pledging to St. Martin's
Pledging allows our vestry, St. Martin’s governing board, to plan for our parish community in the same way that you plan for your household. The vestry sets a budget based on the total amount pledged to St. Martin’s. While regular giving that is not pledged is important, a pledge allows the vestry to plan more accurately for the programming and ministries St. Martin’s can accomplish.
An annual pledge submitted in the autumn for the next year helps us to set an accurate budget, make our payroll, fund our programming and outreach, and plan for the future. Pledges fund the general operating budget that is set and approved by the vestry each year.
A giver may give weekly, monthly, or annually, through stock transfers, online, with cash, giving envelopes and/or checks. To provide you a record of your giving for tax purposes we will need to receive your gift in the form of a check, or in a numbered giving envelope. If you give through stock transfer please have your broker identify you as the source of the stock so we can give proper credit.
Restricted giving, i.e. gifts designated for specific ministries in the church, are discouraged unless the person has already pledged. As a community, we need to work together to finance our common life and mission first before we focus on individual passions and interests.
An annual pledge to St. Martin’s is required:
- To be a voting member of St. Martin’s
- To serve on the Vestry or other leadership and decision-making bodies.
- To serve in liturgical and ministry roles.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock
By donating appreciated stock, you can take advantage of tax credits. Information needed by your broker is available in this PDF about Receiving Stocks. Please contact parish accountant, Michael Wolford with questions.
Giving When Shopping
Give a little extra to St. Martin's by doing your Amazon shopping through AmazonSmile. A small portion of each order will come back to St. Martin's.
Parish Accountant (215) 247-7466 ext. 108 Mike lives in
Malvern, PA. He has been married to Betsy Wolford since 1990. They have a
daughter, Molly, who attends college in Maryland, and an adorable Bichon Frisé.
Mike was received into the Episcopal Church in 1993 at Christ Church in
Reading, PA after being raised Lutheran. He and his family have been members of
Good Samaritan in Paoli since 1998.
(215) 247-7466 ext. 108
Mike lives in Malvern, PA. He has been married to Betsy Wolford since 1990. They have a daughter, Molly, who attends college in Maryland, and an adorable Bichon Frisé. Mike was received into the Episcopal Church in 1993 at Christ Church in Reading, PA after being raised Lutheran. He and his family have been members of Good Samaritan in Paoli since 1998.
“Remember St. Martin’s”
Financial stewardship is an important component of a balanced spiritual life. Returning to God that which God has given us is a tangible way to express and grow our faith. Making Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (hereafter, “St. Martin’s” or “the church”) part of your estate planning is one way to continue your generosity to the church aft…Read More »
Pledging supports our annual operating budget and therefore our regular, ongoing liturgy, community engagement, property upkeep, and ministry. Designated giving is discouraged unless the person has already pledged. As a community, we need to work together to finance our common life and mission first before we focus on individual passions and interests.
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