Vestry Stewardship Statement

The Episcopal Church teaches the biblical tithe as the standard of stewardship.  The Vestry of St James believe that they and all parishoners strive to understand and meet that goal as they personally are able. 

Special Sunday Gifts
Each Sunday we adorn the Altar with flowers, light a Sanctuary Candle, and consume bread and wine. Your donation of these gifts can be made as a memorial to honor a death, or a thank offering to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special event in your life....
 
The Altar Guild pays for these from gifts given by members and family friends of St. James. If you would like to assist one week:
  • Altar Flower donation is $40; 
  • Sanctuary candle $5; and,
  • Communion wine $10.  
Contact the Parish Office or an Altar Guild member for more information.
5% Rule
The "5% Rule" helps us to take a reasonable amount each year from our endowment....

Each year, St James takes an amount out of our endowment to help with operational a capital expenses.  The "5% Rule" states that we can take 5% of the endowment's value, averaged over the last 20 quarters. You can view a model that shows how the 5% Rule affects our withdrawals in a bad economy....