A Guideline for Giving: How Much?

Categories: Stewardship

"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God gave you."

- Deutoronomy 16:17

Our goal remains to increase our giving to strengthen our ministries, expand our services and meet our parish regular operating expenses.  Here at Annunciation, our giving goal of $1 a week per $1000 of annual income ("half-tithe) recognizes that many families give to other causes. It also takes into account the single person on a limited income to families with double incomes. The logic is simple and scriptural: those who have more are able to give more.

You are invited to identify your current household income on the following chart and determine your personal giving goal.


Household Income
Weekly Gift
Annual Gift
$250,000 $240 $12,500
$150,000 $144 $7,500
$100,000 $96 $5000
$80,000 $77 $4000
$60,000 $58 $3000
$40,000 $38 $2000
$30,000 $29 $1,500
$20,000 $19 $1,000
$10,000 $10 $500