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.
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
- 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.
- Easy Tithe: The church has an account with Easy Tithe which enables parishioners to give or make payments for events with debit or credit cards. To set up a secure account, follow the link available here. More information on Easy Tithe is available below.
Easy Tithe is an easy way to give or make payments by using a mobile app or desktop. Users must first establish a secure account. Just follow this link and get started on your desktop. A mobile app is also available for download. Using your Android or iPhone, search ‘Church of the Ascension’ and use zipcode 15213.
Please note: The Easy Tithe fee per transaction is 2%. The option to accept user fees is given prior to finalizing your transaction.
General Budget 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 may be submitted by filling out the online form.
More than Stones Capital Campaign
Ascension’s Capital Campaign is entitled More than Stones: Welcoming our Neighbors, Reaching the Nations. More information on the important purposes of the campaign is available by emailing the Director of Ministry. Those who want to make a first time pledge or an additional pledge to the campaign are invited to fill out our online pledge form. Giving is possible through all the ways identified above.