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"And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." - Ephesians 5:2

Your gifts make all of our ministry possible. Emmanuel is grateful for the contributions which its parishioners and friends have made during this year and in the past.

Giving is primarily a spiritual decision, reached after careful and prayerful thought—about feeling and showing joyful thanksgiving for God’s grace. Stewardship is a glad offering of a portion of our wealth to doing God’s work, knowing that we can give generously and not suffer want ourselves.


We welcome one-time gifts, pledge payments, memorials & honorary gifts by check, credit card, or ACH transfer. For additional ways to give, please see contact the Church office. Thank you for supporting Emmanuel’s mission.


Plate Offerings

Plate offerings are a time honored way to give. The offering plate is passed during most services. These gifts can be done with cash or a check made payable to “Emmanuel Church.” Offerings made in honor or memory of a loved one or an event are welcomed.


Pledging is a decision to commit to a goal of giving a portion of our resources and sticking to it. A pledge is disciplined giving, a commitment with a purpose. It can be made by letter or email at any time, and of course through the annual pledge card mailed out in the fall. Those who pledge may receive offering envelopes by which they can give their donation spaced out over the year.

Capital Giving

Capital giving is giving that goes to meet capital expenditures that cannot be met through the normal annual parish budget. We like to say, “Capital giving builds spaces, annual giving fills them.”

Planned Giving

Planned giving refers to giving decided now but realized later. Typically it is giving that is specified in a person’s will or through a trust  contingent on a specified event. In order to frame the giving in the best way, you should contact the parish office as indicated below. In addition to gifts by cash and check, the Planned Giving section also discusses ways of giving appreciated securities, annuities, and distributions that can benefit both Holy Communion and the donor.

You can send a check in the mail to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

PO Box 875

Chestertown, MD 21620

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