Dear Friends,

As I reflect on my short time here at Bethesda-by-the-Sea, I am in awe of the love that you all share for this beautiful church. Your generosity of time, talent and treasure is truly inspiring!

Lighting the Way, the 2024 Annual Campaign, is well underway and I wanted to share an update with you. First of all, thank you to everyone who has already pledged to support Bethesda’s ministry in 2024!

To date, over 70% of you increased your pledges this year. Which is proof that you believe in what is happening here and want to stand behind it.

We also have 45 new pledges, a tangible sign that Bethesda is growing and people are excited to join us on our journey. 

We are just over 50% of the way to our goal of $3,000,000 and 400 pledges. If you have not yet made your 2024 pledge, consider this a reminder.

Easter is quickly approaching, and we plan to recognize those who have pledged to support Bethesda. Please submit your pledge before March 20 to have your name included in the Easter leaflets.

To make a pledge you can:

  1. Send in your pledge card by mail, drop it in the collection plate on Sunday, or deliver it to the parish office.
  2. Pledge online at
  3. Send me an email at
  4. Call me directly at 561-853-0959

Please remember that a pledge is an estimate of giving that helps us plan for the year ahead. This number can always be adjusted if circumstances change. If you have any questions about pledging or making a gift to Bethesda, please reach out to me at any time. Thank you for supporting Bethesda-by-the-Sea!


Carole Ann Vaughan

Director of Stewardship & Fundraising