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Annual Appeal 2022

A Message from The Reverend Doyt

At Epiphany, it is our duty and privilege to acknowledge God in a way that reveals God’s grace and the subsequent joy it engenders. And so, it is in the spirit of a world deeply in need of joy that I ask you to generously contribute to this year’s Annual Appeal. Take inventory of what is important to you; assess what God is doing in your life; count your blessings; then, in response to this discernment, give in proportion to what God has done and is doing in your life. Be wildly generous if you can, but at the very least, be faithful in reflecting your connection to the important work that happens at your church. Every single pledge matters.

2022 will be about engagement and vitality. It will be about carrying the Epiphany message into conversation with friends, neighbors, and family members; reminding them of a Christianity committed to unity and health—personally, communally, and environmentally—as well as service to those in need. To know unity sometimes requires reconciliation, and that too may be a conversation we are more broadly called to step into. But at the core of care and activism and reconciliation is worship. Worship has always been our core calling and remains so. Yes, we believe there is a God, and worship is a most reasonable response.

I give thanks to God for your connection to Epiphany Parish and the manner by which God has called us together to worship God and serve this community as stewards of God’s Kingdom. Thank you for calling Epiphany your spiritual home and for contributing to our continued vitality as a spiritual center of gravity for the city of Seattle.

Peace upon your souls,

Doyt+

  1. Set up recurring payments from your bank or your credit card at this link.
  2. Make regular payments by cash, check or credit card.
  3. Gift  appreciated stock by transferring to Epiphany’s secure account. Contact Epiphany Business Manager/Accountant, Pam Demian, at pdemian@epiphanyseattle.org for transfer instructions.
  4. Pay directly from your IRA to Epiphany. Depending on your age, you may use your mandatory distribution to pay tax free directly from your IRA account. 
  5. Direct payment from a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). When choosing this method, make sure that your name is on the check so the business office knows whom to credit.

What is the Annual Appeal?

This is a month-long fundraising campaign in the Fall of the year when parishioners are asked to commit financially to support the mission and programs and staff of their church.

What is a Pledge?

 Each year Epiphany parishioners are asked to make a financial commitment, known as a pledge, to support the operation of our church during the coming year. This pledge affirms your membership at Epiphany and your willingness to do your part to support it. The 2022 operating budget is primarily based on the amount of money pledged through the annual Fall appeal.

What is a Diocesan Assessment?

Epiphany does not receive any money from the Episcopal Church. Epiphany does support the Episcopal Church in Western Washington, known as the Diocese of Olympia, as well as the National Episcopal Church based in New York City. The assessment is based on a proportion of Epiphany’s annual revenue and is used by the broader church for mission work, disaster relief, and in support of struggling congregations in disadvantaged circumstances. 

When does my Pledge have to be paid?

Your pledge may be paid anytime you choose before the end of 2022.  Some make a one-time payment, while others pay at intervals such as weekly, monthly, or quarterly.  

How much should I Pledge?

A pledge is a heartfelt gift of gratitude for the blessings God has bestowed upon you. As scripture so notes: “All things come from thee, O Lord, and of thine own do we give to thee.”  When considering the amount of your pledge, take a minute to assess your household wealth and income, and then make a pledge in proportion to your material blessings. If your future financial situation is uncertain, consider a making a cautious pledge, and then should your income increase, increase your pledge. Your pledge of any amount shows is expression of faithfulness, thanksgiving, and practical support. Every pledge matters irrespective of size.  

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A Message from the Shearers

We are all stewards of God’s Kingdom. Do you want to share your story? Let us know at stewardship@epiphanyseattle.org

Here is what your pledge supported last year:

About 84% of the annual revenue at Epiphany comes from the pledges made during the Annual Appeal.  This revenue covers all aspects of Epiphany operations including staff salaries, administration, programs, worship expenses, buildings and grounds, and our diocesan assessment.

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A Message from the Treasurer

“Epiphany has been our spiritual home for almost 60 years. Weddings, baptisms, church choir, school, vestry, Search and other committees, have provided our family with opportunities to share and receive the blessings of a supportive, loving community, and a structure of faith based growth and involvement. The development of a strong musical program and increasing  outreach to the broader community is particularly heart -warming .We are happy to be able to share our resources, show our gratitude, and be a part of the stewardship that is necessary to continue and enhance this environment.” – Jim and Barbee Crutcher