A Stewardship Timeline

A Stewardship Timeline

By Mark Suriano, pastor
Old South United Church of Christ
Kirtland, Ohio

Four Weeks prior
• Kickoff mailing to congregation utilizing theme letterhead mailed on the Monday before the first of the theme Sundays.

Three Theme Sundays prior
• Theme oriented worship materials, worship folders, and inserts
• Special music to tie all three Sundays together
• One bulletin insert per Sunday

Monday before Stewardship Sunday
• Letter focused on Sunday’s celebration sent out with reminder to bring the completed pledge cards

Stewardship Sunday

Monday following
• Acknowledgement Letters thanking people for their gifts with notation of pledged amounts.
• Follow up Letters to non-pledgers allowing several weeks more for pledges to come in

Sunday following
• Announce pledging progress and goal at worship
• Have materials ready for those who have not yet pledged

Second Sunday following
• End of the formal Stewardship Campaign
• Begin processing results with body responsible for budget
• Prepare Final budget ready for annual/budget meeting and approval

This timeline in word format

Contact Info

Kathryn Matthews Huey
Dean of the Amistad Chapel
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Contact Info

Doris Powell
Minister for Stewardship, Faith and Finance
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115