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.
Stewardship Season 2021-22 is upon us.
It’s been a challenging 18 months to say the least and now is the time to renew our connections: a belief in something bigger than ourselves that helps us stay connected – to the Earth, other human beings, and to God. While these are times of great uncertainty and anxiety, we continue to share common challenges, struggles, and celebrations. We are excited to be back in our church, albeit on a constrained basis but this gives us hope for a strong future. It’s a time to give thanks for what we have, trust in each other, transform to become our better selves, and to renew our faith.
We challenge you to think boldly about the love that HCC can put out into the community and the world. We are self-funded, so our combined pledges determine the scope of our services. We are committed to the philosophy of faith-based giving –giving that isn’t based on dollar amounts but on what works best for each individual or family with God’s help. We would love as much participation as possible, regardless of amount, whether that be $500, $5,000, or $15,000 for the year. We would just like everyone to participate. If you have pledged in the past, we would like you to consider increasing your faith promise especially since we hope to welcome a new associate pastor this year. Our goal is to receive 150 pledges. So, we humbly ask that you consider giving back to this wonderful home that has given and continues to give to us. As the saying goes, many hands make light work.
— If you would like to make a donation, you can do so below
Special gifts and offerings
— 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 below.
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.