Giving is a way to worship God — to honor Him as your provider, and remind yourself that all of your resources belong to Him, provided through His grace. God instituted tithing as a way to worship Him, to protect our hearts from greed, and to support the work of the church, care for the poor, and help to share the Gospel to communities around the world.
We accept various ways for you to contribute monetarily, including online giving and traditional giving. The best way to support the ministry of St. Stephen’s is to pledge your annual giving in advance. This allows us to plan our budget and programs effectively and responsibly. Pledge Now
Whether you set up an annual pledge or not, please consider one of the following three giving options below.
Option 1 – Online Giving
As a convenience, we are set up to accept donations online using a credit or debit card. This method will allow you to give quickly and conveniently in any amount you wish. You may give a one-time donation or setup a recurring monthly donation. We use the PayPal giving tools, so your donations are always safe and secure. You do not need to have your own PayPal account.
A gift to our General Church Fund helps us to keep our annual budget balanced, paying for both monthly and unplanned expenses. The Rector’s Discretionary fund is managed by Fr. Ben. He uses the majority of this fund to help people in immediate need of assistance for things such as prescriptions, utility bills, gas, and public transportation.
Option 2 – Traditional Giving
Cash donations should be dropped off at the church office
Monday – Friday | 9 AM – 1 PM. Do not mail cash.
Check or money orders should be made payable and mailed to:
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
115 N. East Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Option 3 – Automatic Online Bill Pay
Another convenient and easy way to support the ministry of St. Stephen’s is to schedule your monthly offering using the online bill pay services offered by your banking institution.
Please contact the church office or email our bookkeeper to obtain the information you will need to get started.
Church Office: 540-825-8786
If you feel called to other forms of charitable or planned giving, please view or download details here.
Options 3 – Charitable Planned Giving
- Gifts of Securities, or Real & Personal Property.
- Special Gifts such as building improvement projects.
- Contributions to the Church Endowment Fund
- Outright Bequest
- Charitable Trusts
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Beneficiary Designation