Every Member Canvass
As the Stewardship Council gathered to prayerfully discuss the theme for this year’s Every Member Canvass (EMC), they selected the passage from I Corinthians because it resonated strongly with who we are and where we are as a parish. As the scripture tells us, now is the time to remain steady and unmoving; with your help we can continue to meet the ever changing and ever-growing demands of ministry at the corner of Texas and Fannin.
Stewardship Council Chair Gay Gulledge noted: “The 2023 EMC encompasses our baptismal covenant to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being, recognizing that everything we have, and everything we are, is a gift from God.”
As we reflect on what the Cathedral means to us, we are inspired by all of the ways this community of faith shares the love of God with others, as well as one another. Yet doing this good work requires on an investment of both spiritual and financial gifts.
Our Cathedral ministries depend on stewardship (care) from all of us. The things you see at the Cathedral every time you come — our historic campus, beautiful liturgies, amazing music, community out-reach, pastoral care, educational programs — all require financial support.
The Every Member Canvass (EMC) is the annual financial pledge campaign that supports the mission and new and on-going programs of the church. The EMC helps cover the costs of everything from lightbulbs and coffee cups to innovative programs and vital technology. It funds more than 2/3rds of the Cathedral’s annual operating budget enabling our common life and outreach in the community.
In 2023, we look forward to increased opportunities to serve our neighbors, transform our hearts, embrace one another, love our planet, enrich our minds, worship together, and share the Gospel of Jesus. It is your gifts of time, talent, and treasure that assure our church will continue to be a vibrant expression of God’s love for the world.
To fully and responsibly fund the 2023 budget, the Vestry anticipates the Cathedral will need $3.7 million in parishioner pledges.
Your support enables the Cathedral to care for those within our parish and beyond our walls in ways that make a real and direct impact. Please consider a gift that can truly make a difference.
We are hopeful to have all pledge commitments returned by Loyalty Sunday, November 13. We invite you to join us as we renew our commitment to our beloved Cathedral in time, talent, and treasure.
Your clergy, staff, and Vestry stand ready to meet the ever-growing needs of our community. Thank you for your support.