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Thank you for your support to make our Canvass so successful this year!  

 

 

Please help fund our 2022-2023 church year.

We are entirely self-funded.  Our annual pledge drive supplies about 75% of our funds.  Without our pledges, it's not possible to create a budget for the coming year.  Our pledges fund:
  • Fair pay and healthcare reimbursements for our staff
  • Lifespan Faith Formation and Music Programs
  • Maintenance of our beautiful and historic building.  Next year will be our 368th!

We love our staff, and we are a caring, responsive and giving congregation.  In a time of unprecedented uncertainty and fear, our timely and generous pledges last spring, proved our commitment to our staff, to our faith and our values, and to our stewardship of First Parish.  For 2022, our Standing Committee, working with our Treasurer, has set a canvass goal of $286,000.  This goal will fund a budget that includes:

  • A salary increase of 5% for our hardworking staff 
  • An increase in healthcare reimbursements for our staff
  • Funding for our streaming, multi-platform worship services
The Canvass Team expects to receive about 120 pledges this year.  Divided equally to meet our $286,000 goal, that's a monthly pledge of $200 for each pledging household.  Some of us are not able to give that much.  Some of us are able to give more.  All pledges are appreciated!
Just like last year, we’re doing online pledging again this spring.
  • If you prefer a paper pledge form and the US Postal Service, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a paper form.
  • If you want to know how much you pledged last year, or have any other canvass-related question or comment, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for answers.
  • If you're new to pledging and wondering how it works, or how much to pledge, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your questions.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is you pledge drive information center.
Ready to Pledge?

 Click here for our online pledge form:  https://fpchelmsford.breezechms.com/form/2223canvasspledge
or use the mail-oin form: Pledge Form