2024 Stewardship Campaign

You can pledge for 2024 online right here:
2024 Online Pledge Form – Church Center

2024 Stewardship Packet – Download PDF

On behalf of the St. James Finance Committee,
thank you for your consistent support.

Dear Friends,

It is with great appreciation that we launch the 2024 St. James Stewardship Campaign. As many of you know, this last year has been full of change. We continue to grieve the loss of Marina McLeod. Our reliance on her financial knowledge and leadership was evident to all involved in our church’s finances. We will forever be grateful for her commitment to St. James.

We are also grateful for the heroic work that Pastor Seth and Sharon King provided during the past year. They worked hard to stay on top of our finances and keep Session fully informed. Avlon Financial continued to support us while in transition, moving our books to QuickBooks Pro. Avlon reviewed all aspects of our financial accounts to ensure we had accurate data to transfer.

In April, the Personnel Committee approved hiring Katie Dunne as our new treasurer. Katie has extensive experience with QuickBooks and has developed reporting structures for Session. Her help has been invaluable. Our most recent reports indicate that St. James is in a healthy financial position.

On behalf of the St. James Financial Committee, I thank you for your consistent support. Your gifts have allowed us to maintain our ministries and outreach activities. In 2023, we were able to support our staff with more competitive salaries and benefits.

Your pledges for 2024 will allow us to plan responsibly for the coming year. As we look to 2024, we desire to maintain our stance as a place known for compassionate service— services provided by

St. James extends beyond our members and regular attendees. Our outreach impacts those in need throughout our community and beyond. Your gifts not only support our church but also earth care, housing, disaster relief, racial equity initiatives, support for the LGBTQ+ community, Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Coalition, and more.

We look forward to partnering with you in continuing God’s work through our church. Together, we can make a difference in our community and our world.


Andrew McLaurin, Lindsay Anderson, Pam Gibson, Ray Dellecker
St. James Finance Committee

Our Call

Your pledges and contributions make possible all of this and more. Thank you for taking the time to reflect on how you will be able to support St. James’ mission in 2024.

Please consider a commitment to our pledge campaign
and return your pledge form by Sunday, November 26.

Have questions? Contact our Finance Committee chair, Andrew McLaurin (email), or our church administrator, Sharon King (office@saintjamespres.org).

Pledging & Giving online

Along with pledging online here, http://www.tinyurl.com/StJames2024, gifts can be made to St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. You can also give online here.