They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green;
in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.
2024 Annual Giving Campaign
WE ARE a welcoming community called to be an enduring beacon of faith, hope, and love to all.
WE SEEK to fulfill God’s will on Earth by gathering believers and seekers, providing sanctuary, ministering with the community, being a force for reconciliation, and serving as a source for transformation in ourselves and in the world.
The Falls Church is a parish of The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. We broadly engage our members and community through worship, formation for all ages, children, youth and family ministries, the Day School, and outreach. Our prayers, presence, and financial gifts are representations of not just our individual membership, but our discipleship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God has blessed us all with an abundance, and we are blessed to be able to give back to the church from that abundance.
In 2023, The Falls Church’s $1.2 million budget supports the operations, programs, and missions of the church. Of this amount, staffing comprises 54%, building and grounds (including utilities and capital expenses) 24%, and Mission & Outreach and Diocesan Support 21%. To cover the difference between expenses and revenues, the parish will draw $280,000 from the Dayspring Fund, our primary reserve account. We cannot continue to rely upon the Dayspring Fund to balance the budget; this reliance is unsustainable.
It is our hope and prayer that individual parishioner support will increase this year and in the years to come in order to allow The Falls Church to continue and grow our robust worship and ministry activities.
In response to God’s generous love, and with gratitude and thanks for the joys and abundance we find in The Falls Church, we invite you to:
Make a financial pledge, and if you are able, increase your giving over last year. If you have not pledged in the past, prayerfully consider making a pledge for 2024. (If even the 119 who pledged in 2023 gave $6,300 in 2024 (and many give more!), the reality of a balanced budget would not only be possible, it would be within reach. Imagine what would be possible with the addition of those who pledge for the first time!)
A pledge is a statement of how much you intend to give back to God, in thanksgiving, over the course of the calendar year 2024. You can pledge online through REALM (www.onrealm.org/thefallschurch) or return your pledge card in the offering plate or by mail. Making your pledge by November 19 allows your Vestry to plan and budget appropriately for the coming year.
Prayerfully consider how you can give of your wisdom and works through the ministries of The Falls Church. The Falls Church offers a variety of ways to serve the church and our surrounding community. You can sign up online through REALM or return your pledge card in the offering plate or by mail.
Each and every pledge—no matter the amount—helps us reach our goal, and it is vital that each of us participates in the fiscal component of our life together, in gratitude for the blessings that surround us every single day. We also encourage you to discuss with your children that they, too, can pledge to the church and contribute to its mission.
Our campaign concludes with a Celebration of Giving on Sunday, November 19.
We will make an offering of our wealth, wisdom, and works by:
• placing our pledge cards in the offering plate during both services, and
• joining together outdoors to pack food for our neighbors in need through the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible community! Together, we are building the Kingdom of God, spreading the love of Jesus, and living into our mission of being an enduring beacon of faith, hope, and love to all.
By clicking the button below, you can make a one time or recurring payment.
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The Falls Church Episcopal
115 E. Fairfax Street
FallsChurch, VA 22046