Financial Stewardship

Shining Our Light

We are excited by this year’s stewardship theme, “Shining Our Light.” That theme, taken from the fifth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, speaks to us as individuals and as a community of faith.

Individually, each of us is called to make sure we are letting God’s light shine through our work, our friendships, our service and our giving. We are called to be light bearers. It is a powerful calling.

As a faith community, St. Mark’s must shine the light of Christ through our worship, welcoming, pastoral care and ministry to the wider community in Evanston. How we use our time, talents, and treasure determines how brightly we are shining our light.

At St. Mark’s, we have been blown away by the various ways members of our church keep their light shining brightly. Some make sure the snacks at coffee hour are delicious, abundant, and served with a smile. Others lend their voices in our worship by singing in the choir, offering prayers, or reading the scriptures. Every week, faithful members prepare the worship space with beautiful flowers or altar vestments.

Many of us also represent the church in our participation in various community service programs around Evanston. The CROP Hunger Walk, the Wednesday lunch program, and the ReVive Christmas baskets are a few of the programs where we shine the light of Christ in our community.

We invite you to complete a pledge card and return it to the church on or before February 9, 2020. You can mail the pledge card or place it in the offering plate on a Sunday morning. With early pledges from the clergy, wardens, vestry, annual campaign team and a handful of others we are already at 30% of our goal for 2020. The Annual Campaign Team hopes you’ll join us as we work together to shine our light in church, in our community and in our lives.


Emily Kirchner, Ted Richardson, and Nancye Kirk,
2020 Annual Campaign Team

This is not the Capital Campaign – this Annual Campaign supports our 2020 Operating Budget

Pledge Card

To make a donation now, please click on the Donate button on the right-hand side of this page.

If you have questions about making a gift to the Church, please contact:

St. Mark’s Stewardship Team


Chris Schultze, Treasurer
Lola Himrod, Assistant to the Treasurer


Nancye Kirk, Contributions Secretary

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