“We are one. One Bread. One Body. One World. This simple and profound idea will frame our year together as a community. Our bodies hunger for food and for mystery, and Jesus is the meal that brings us around the table to eat, in community as one hungry body. This is my body, which is given for you. When you trace the word Eucharist back through the old French and the Greek, you’ll find that it means grateful." - Bonnie Whitehouse & Anna Teeples, Stewardship chairs
St. Augustine’s Chapel needs your support. While we greatly appreciate every donation, it is your pledge, a commitment to a monthly, weekly or annual gift, which allows the board to make the financial decisions necessary to run the day to day operations of the chapel.
The annual stewardship campaign happens every fall. You can click here to make an online pledge anytime. You can also request a paper pledge card and place it in the offering on Sunday or mail it to: St. Augustine’s Chapel, Attn: Peggy McMurray, Box 6330B, Nashville, TN 37235. To receive a paper pledge card, please contact the Chapel at : 615-322-4783.
The majority of our budget for 2018 (approximately 75%) pays our clergy, staff, and musical leadership. While we are grateful for the many people who volunteer, we could not operate without the staff who devote so much of their lives to St. Augustine’s.
Monies donated to Thistle Farms/Magdalene, CCJ, Escuela Anne Stevens, Holy Cross Hospice and Larkspur don’t show up in the Chapel budget because these are separate legal entities with their own financials. We are certainly a mission centered church and we appreciate your gifts to these organizations. Instead of having ten percent of our budget given to “outreach,” we have founded these separate organizations which together are able to raise more than 10 times the chapel budget.