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Contribute to the mission and ministry of Christ Church Philadelphia.

Giving to Christ Church

In this time of great disruption, without regular worship services, we must rely on our faithful givers mailing in contributions, or using an online method.

May we all give out of thanksgiving, rather than obligation.  Even though many of us are facing hardship, might we all share the abundance entrusted to us.  In the words of the great spiritual director Henri Nouwen: “Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.”

Ways to Give:

Donate Securely Online

You may make a gift through our secure website via to give a tax-deductible gift directly to Christ Church. Follow the instructions for a one-time or recurring gift from a bank account or debit/credit card.

Automatic Bank Draft

You can also set up a regular check from your bank account to Christ Church through an automatic Bill Pay. Choose Christ Church in Philadelphia as a payee, with the address 20 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. Here, you set the amount of your gift and a recurring schedule, e.g., weekly, monthly. With this option, the bank sends your financial commitment on a regular schedule so the church will benefit from the regular cash flow.

Send a Gift via Mail

Please send your gifts and donations to:

Christ Church
Attention: Cecilia Wagner
20 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Our mission for giving

At Christ Church, we are marked for mission – always giving ourselves away to the world around us.

Worship is the heart of all we do. It is the source of our strength, the assurance of our salvation, and our gift of beauty to the world. Christ Church is an oasis of uncommon welcome. Each Sunday we say, “Whoever you are, we welcome you, as you are,” and as a congregation we embody this welcome every day of the week.

We seek each Sunday visitor to leave inspired and grateful for sharing with us what is sometimes easy to take for granted. Around 250,000 people are welcomed to the church, Neighborhood House and Burial Ground each year – we give ourselves away by welcoming in. We see it just as clearly when we welcome a new neighbor to The Bridge, the LGBTQ fellowship, the Sages, or Parents @ the Kitchen Table.

The membership of Christ Church has a joyful and solemn duty – we are its stewards, paying Christ Church forward to future generations, a future Philadelphia. a future world. As we are called to worship, welcome, and nurture, we are to provide the means to make it happen.

Timothy Safford, Former Rector

A Stewardship Message

I once knew a priest whose personalized license plate simply stated: Become.

Become is a good word for Christ Church. What will Christ Church become in our coming years? We all answer that question as we make a financial pledge to Christ Church.

Christian stewardship calls us each to revere God’s creation, and to use our gifts rightly within it. Christian stewardship asks, “Have you gained the treasure entrusted to you in a godly manner? Does the money you have, and the way you’ve acquired it, honor the creation and the gifts God has bestowed upon you?”

As members, we are the stewards of Christ Church. We, right now, allow Christ Church to become what God calls us to be: a place of inspiration, of beauty, of comfort, of hospitality and welcome and of love freely shared with all, wherever they find themselves on the journey of faith.

What will become of Christ Church? What an honor it is to share with you in the answering of that question.

In gratitude,
Timothy Safford, Former Rector

“Personally, I am relieved to not pledge. But does that mean I am not going to give? Am I not going to respond to God’s blessings with both joy and sacrifice? Of course not! To not give to the mission here would be impolite, like showing up to the wedding without oil. We do not know what we’ll give, but will invite God into every day, every latte, every choice about cable and clothes. To respond to God in joy through gifts of thanksgiving will require a reordering of every priority in our lives. We will do this work each week in each month of the new year.”

—Timothy Safford, from a 2014 sermon