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Through God’s grace, we are the hands and feet of Christ to each other, sharing in worship and the study of the Word, serving our neighbors as ourselves, and praying with and for one another.

"My philosophy of generosity to the church is this: giving is a voluntary response of gratitude. As a Christian, giving to the church is quite simply an irresistible and tangible expression of gratitude for the limitless generosity of God in Jesus Christ"

~The Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill, rector

Find out how your gifts are Changing Lives for God in Christ by reading our most recent quarterly generosity report.

Memorial Gifts

Legacy Gifts

As the year draws to a close, please remember that any year-end gifts that you wish to have credited to the 2022 tax year must be postmarked or made online by December 31, 2022. If you wish to drop a check at the church, it must be received by 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 29.

End-of-year Gifts

Your gift to the General Operating Fund supports all the ministries of St. John the Divine. It funds our programs and our outreach tithe, pays our staff, and 'keeps the lights on'. You may also make the following gifts:

  • Memorial gifts in honor or memory of a loved one. Make your gift here, being sure to put the name of your loved one in the memo area.
  • Flower dedications in honor, memory, or celebration of a loved one. Fill out this form to submit your dedication, then make payment here, being sure to put your dedication in the memo area.
  • Legacy gifts that will continue to support St. John the Divine after your passing. Learn more about Legacy Giving here.
  • Nau Fund gifts will be matched each year through 2024 (up to $200,000). Your gift to the Nau Fund will enable us to address strategic needs outside our existing annual budget. Make your gift here.

Generosity Staff

Louise Symmes

Director of Generosity

After graduating from Duke University with a degree in management sciences, Louise worked for a healthcare consulting firm and Johnson & Johnson. She and her husband, Will came to St. John the Divine in 1998 and raised their sons here while serving in many volunteer capacities. She eventually moved into non-profits and was Executive Director of The Guild Shop for almost ten years. Her experience in nonprofit interim executive directory work brought her "temporarily" into the role of Director of Generosity here at St. John the Divine, where she has served since 2018.

Jenny Wong

Senior Accountant

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