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And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. And all ate and were filled. What was left over was gathered up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. Luke 9:16-17, NRSV

Dear St. Richard’s Church Community: 

Hurricane Ian made it abundantly clear that St. Richard’s has more than enough. More than enough space to continue almost all of our ministries even with the office and classrooms under construction. More than enough volunteer hands to come together when needed. More than enough prayers to bolster our spirits after the significant damage our facility sustained. 

After the storm and throughout the year, you are generous with your ideas, your funds, and your time to our community. Every dollar that we raise, every minute of volunteerism, every good plan comes from the heart and goes toward our mission to discover God’s grace, change our lives, and change the whole world. 

Our pledge campaign this year focuses on the miracle of sharing, the ways in which our means meet the needs of our congregation and the world, the ways in which we respond to the Gospel, and the ways in which we sustain our community. St. Richard’s has been a wise steward of our resources throughout the years and we are committed to growing in wisdom in 2023 as we manage the repairs we need to make and continue to use our, space in innovative ways so that our property supports the congregation instead of the congregation supporting the property. 

Our scriptures personify Wisdom.  Since creation began in chaos, Wisdom has been a source of inspiration, creativity, and guidance.  Wisdom smooths out the edges of our Creation and gives us ways to make order, plan for change, prepare for renewal, appreciate what we have. She (the pronoun often ascribed to Wisdom) is in all of us: resonant, reactive, reaching forward to make connections with our traditions and culture and experience. 

More Than Enough, the theme for our campaign, brings us back to that moment of miracle described in Luke’s Gospel, having just been fed by Jesus from a scant few loaves and fishes. The people in that story heard Jesus’ call to share what they had in order that all might benefit. That is what you do with the gift of Wisdom you possess. When we have strategies that need to be developed, or committees that need to be staffed, or problems that need to be solved, you answer the call of your church, and share your wisdom and experience. 

Wisdom adds to wisdom, and our whole community is filled with inspiration and action. You are that inspiration and action, without whom our church and our ministry would be diminished. Please consider your pledge, the gifts you will make in the coming year to help our church and our neighbors. I ask that we pray together as we launch our annual gathering of gifts and gratitude, and consider how you will contribute your gift of wisdom. 

In Abundant Gratitude,

The Rev. Alison P. Harrity

My 2023 Pledge

There are multiple ways to fulfill your pledge.

  1. CASH

with your credit card, debit card, or bank draft. You can make a one time gift or set up a recurring payment. To do this go to our website, and select the Give Online Button, at the top right of the page: a 2.75% fee applies.

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Our fiscal year runs from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

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Worship Schedule

Sunday services are in person and live-streamed on YouTube.

  • Sunday Worship, 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
  • Evening Worship, 5:00 p.m. (in person and Facebook Live)
  • Morning Prayer, Monday-Friday at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live only.

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