Financially, Hingham Congregational Church is entirely self-supporting. Without the generous gifts of everyone who participates in our community, we could not have the thriving life we now enjoy. Good stewardship involves financial support of the church. This support comes in many forms, for example —

Annual Stewardship pledging

— The pledge is our yearly commitment by each member of our church community to support the church by donating a prayerfully-discerned portion of our annual income. Pledging is the basic building block of financial stewardship at HCC.


  Our theme this year is “Celebrating Our Past, Committing to Our Future”. The Bible verse providing spiritual guidance is Jeremiah 29:11 NRSV “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”
The past year we have celebrated and reflected on the strength and presence our church has been for 175 years. Now we are looking to the future and how we can be here for another 175 years or more. The past several years, our church has had a deficit budget. For the coming year, the Stewardship Board wants to be honest and realistic with the congregation regarding the financial needs of the church. We are faithfully requesting that the total amount pledged be increased by 15% in order to have a balanced budget. We can achieve this increase by individually increasing our pledge amount or by increasing the number of pledges that are made by those who have not committed previously or by those who are new to our congregation. Your decision on how much to pledge will remain a private conversation within your household guided by reflection with God. Pledges can be made by pledge card which will be mailed out at the beginning of November, online through the website, or by using the QR code in the bulletin. In the spirit of a future with hope, we rely on our congregation to fulfill the commitment to our financial needs.

Karen von Loesecke
Stewardship Board Chair


— If you would like to pay towards your pledge or just make an offering to the church, you can do so securely on-line.

Special Gifts 

— Every year we invite special gifts for special occasions such as a youth mission trip, or a gift the church wishes to make to an external project in collaboration with another group or church. You can make a special gift to one of these causes either at church or on-line. If the area is now shown you may click “other” and provide the name.

Planned giving, bequests

— HCC has been the beneficiary of many generous gifts in the past. Each generation has a responsibility to the next. Therefore, we are honored when our members and friends leave gifts to the church in their wills. This kind of giving extends our good stewardship far into the future. If you would like to include Hingham Congregational Church in your will and need some guidance about this matter, please contact the church office.

Recurring Pledge Payment

— Set up a credit card or recurring bank payment HERE.