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Rejoicing, Reunion, and Renewal - 2021 Annual Commitment Campaign

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?    The Baptismal Covenant, p. 305, The Book of Common Prayer

Click here to read the campaign brochure.
Click here to print a pledge card.
Click here to watch an introduction to the Rejoicing, Reunion, Renewal Campaign from the Stewardship Committee chairs.

This year's Stewardship Committee has started working on the 2021 campaign "Rejoicing, Reunion, and Renewal." Rejoicing for the January arrival of our rector-elect; Reunion as we plan to regather in our beautiful worship space; Renewal as we rededicate ourselves to loving one another and our neighbors.

The committee members are Warren McFarlan, Co-Chair and Solomon Owayda, Co-Chair; Jonathan Foot, Marie Johnson, Suzanne Owayda, Kate Reynolds, Peggy Roll, and Jane White.

As we reflect upon this past year and think about our future, we must consider how blessed we are as a community. Many of us have professions that allow us to work from home; we have talented parishioners who very quickly set us up with on-line streaming of our services and, as difficult as it has been for our young families, many have the resources to stay safe and teach their children from home. We have a new opportunity to welcome our rector-elect and to provide the foundation for a renewed life of worship together.

The formal Stewardship announcement will be Sunday, October 25, with an overview by Warren and Solomon and our Stewardship packages will arrive in the mail the following week. Our in-gathering on Sunday, November 22 will not look like our typical in-gathering but there will be opportunities to pledge by mail, pledge and give online, and a special time on November 22 to drop off your pledge cards and briefly visit with your Wardens, socially distanced and outside at Epiphany. We look forward to a very successful stewardship season.

Have you considered using an IRA Charitable Rollover to fulfill your annual commitment to Epiphany?

The IRA Charitable Rollover provides you with an opportunity to make a gift from funds that would be subject to multiple levels of taxation if they remained in your taxable estate. Under 2015 federal legislation, you can use your IRA to make a gift to a charitable institution, including Parish of the Epiphany. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can request that your IRA administrator to transfer your gift directly to Epiphany and exclude the amount of the gift from your gross income for income tax purposes.

By making an IRA charitable rollover gift, you can:

  • Satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution
  • Avoid federal and, in many cases, state income taxes, and
  • Create an immediate and tangible impact on Epiphany.

Some things to remember:

  • Gifts from traditional and Roth IRAs must be made directly from the account administrator to Epiphany. The funds cannot pass through your hands.
  • Other qualified retirement plans such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s are not eligible.

To make a gift, simply instruct your IRA administrator to mail a check, payable to Parish of the Epiphany, direct it to Suzy Westcott, Financial Administrator, Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church Street, Winchester, MA 01890. Please make sure that your IRA administrator includes the following information in the memo line of the check, or in an accompanying letter: your name, the designation of your gift (specify 2019 or 2020 pledge payment), and a notation that this constitutes a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA.

Please contact Suzy Westcott with any questions.

Rejoicing, Reunion and Renewal

Click here for a testimonial from Solomon Owayda and Warren McFarlan

Click here for a testimonial from Bill Rutnam

Click here for a testimonial from Gloria Korta

Click here for a testimonial from Jennifer Khudairi

Click here for a testimonial from Brett Johnson


             Click above to access the ACS system.
                You will be prompted to login.

Instructions to Pledge Online:

First, make sure you have your login user name and password handy, create one on the 3crowns.org home page if needed

  • Visit 3crowns.org and click on “Pledge” in the upper right corner of the home page to pledge online
  • Scroll down and click on the button entitled “Access to On-line System”, this will bring you to the ACS on-line pledging system
  • Provide your Epiphany user name and password in the indicated boxes
  • Click on button entitled “Pledge Now” in lower right hand corner of page
  • Enter the total amount you plan to pledge for the year
  • In the box to the right entitled “Select a Fund” choose item labeled “Pledge” (top of the list)
  • In the next box to the right entitled “Frequency” choose “Once a Year” – please note you can still pay your pledge however you like (weekly, monthly etc)
  • Change the date in the date boxes to reflect the 2021 calendar year (Jan 1, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021)
  • Click on the button entitled “Save” (lower left corner) to complete your pledge

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Location & Contact

70 Church Street
Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: 781.729.1922


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