In the Bible the “tithe,” or first ten-percent of our income, is the basic standard of giving. We give to support the things God is doing in the world and also for the health of our souls. Actually, giving is the wrong word. It’s stewarding. A steward is someone who is responsible for watching over someone’s property in their absence. God makes us stewards of all the things he has given us including our finances.

Annual Pledge Cards 

Pledge cards, which function as a good faith estimate of what households will give to Ascension, are distributed annually in November. They help the church to budget wisely for annual needs and they help parishioners to think through and plan godly stewardship. An electronic version of the pledge card will also be made available each fall.

Pledge cards requested by January 14

It is helpful for the church finance team to receive pledge cards prior to the January Vestry meeting when the 2024 budget is set. Please submit your cards by Sunday, January 14. Cards can be placed in the offering plates or boxes or mailed in. Pledges can also be made electronically using this link.

What money is used for at Ascension

We encourage those who have made Ascension their home to give generously. Giving supports the day-to-day operations of the church, missionaries and ministries around the world, and ministries within Pittsburgh. Everything we do is aimed to give away the faith that we have so freely been given.

Ways to Give

  • Church Center: Church Center enables parishioners to give or make payments for events with debit or credit cards.
  • Checks:  You can mail checks to the church office or put checks into the offering boxes on Sundays with or without an envelope. Checks should be made out to ‘Church of the Ascension’.
  • Offering envelopes:  If you would like to receive offering envelopes for your checks, please contact the bookkeeper.
  • Electronic giving: If you would like to set up EFT (electronic funds transfer) from your bank account you can initiate it directly with your financial institution or you can fill out paperwork for the church to initiate regular deductions. Please contact our bookkeeper for more information.

How to Give on Church Center

You can go to the Giving section on our Church Center site or app, to set up one-time or regular giving and to pay for special events. Just connect your bank or a debit/credit card!

Any questions on the mechanics of giving?

Contact Karen Gowdy, Director of Administration or Nicole DeLuca, Bookkeeper.