At St. Bart's we recognize that the act of giving as part of each person’s spiritual development.
In addition, being a pledging member of the church demonstrates a person's willingness to commit to financially supporting our community.
The conversations about stewardship and abundance continue year-round as we discern God’s call to give.

If you'd like to become a pledging member or make a one-time donation, please contact Mike Hefty, our Pledge & Income Bookkeeper.
Mike can be reached by calling the church office 503-644-3468 or by emailing

A pledge is a statement of intent to financially support the ministries of St. Bart's.
In our tradition, this is an important spiritual practice that acknowledges your gratefulness to God and your support of your community.
When you budget for your giving, you make conscious choices about spending your money in ways that reflect your faith and values.
Receiving your pledge allows our Vestry, the church’s governing board, to plan wisely on how to use our resources in support of the mission and ministry to which God has called us.
The Vestry creates an annual budget based on the total amount pledged to the church.
While plate offerings are important to the parish, your pledge lets the Vestry plan more accurately for the ministry we can accomplish.

Determining the amount of your annual pledge is between you and God.
However, as you make this important decision, reflecting on your faith and values is beneficial.
Additionally, the only way we are able to support the ministries of St. Bart’s is through pledges like yours.

A tithe is 10% of your income.
At its General Convention since 1982, the Episcopal Church has affirmed the tithe is the minimum standard for giving and encourages its members to tithe or be working toward a tithe.
A tithe may sound like an unattainable goal to begin with, but if you start with a certain proportion of your income and increase the percentage each year, you will be tithing in a short time.
You could start with 5%, a half tithe.
Another option is 2.5%, which is equivalent to pledging the first hour’s pay of a 40-hour workweek.

Every pledge, every amount matters.

Where you start or whether you tithe on your annual or gross income is not nearly as important as simply making your first pledge. Every pledge makes a difference, regardless of the amount.

When giving online, your information is held securely by Vanco Payment Solutions.
This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions or payments.
You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled.
Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be canceled.
If you have any problems or questions related to this, pledging, please contact our Income Bookkeeper & Pledge Bookkeeper, Mike Hefty,
Mike can be reached by calling the church office 503-644-3468 or by emailing

Shop at Amazon - Earn Money for St. Bart's
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of any shopping you do at
How to sign up:
Before you shop, go to and sign in using your regular Amazon account.

Search for St Bartholomews Episcopal Church (note: there is NO punctuation) and click on Portland, OR

Remember for future shopping trips to go to, not so that your purchases will count towards Amazon’s donation to St. Bart’s.

Now you are good to go. You’ll see St. Bart’s name at the top of the webpage.

Earn Money for St. Bart’s—By Shopping!
We've been able to earn close to $1,000 in past years because of families who have linked their Fred Meyer Reward Cards to St. Bart’s.
Your participation really does help make a difference.
You can help us continue to earn money by signing up today!

Sign up by going to and search for St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church or number PK353

Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St. Bart’s earn a donation!

You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do right now.

If you don’t have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer Store.

For more information, please visit