Say You're In


More seasonal members of St Paul's are returning to Key West and the Lower Keys. We are delighted to welcome you home!

Our Sunday attendance will continue to increase week by week through Christmastide and on into the season of Epiphany. That means that weekly giving will increase, and that is good news.

The fact of the matter, dear ones, is that we need weekly giving to increase year round. To that end, I am appealing to all of you, whether you are year-round or seasonal members of St Paul's, to please pledge for 2024. Becky and I encourage you to join us in pledging and in tithing for the new year that is just around the corner.

Say that you're in for another year of mission and ministry in Key West and the Lower Keys by pledging to support all that is done in Christ's name and on your behalf week by week.

We have had very lean budgets since before my arrival in June 2021. The budget committee is proposing another very lean budget for the 2024 calendar year. Even so, operational costs continue to increase, and overall general giving has remained relatively flat. 

So many of you have created online profiles in our new giving portal. Thank you very much. That is making a great difference in terms of regularity of gifts received. If all of us pledge and make our gifts regularly (even automatically) through the giving portal, we will be in much better stead in terms of day to day operations costs.

Please complete the pledge form linked here to say that you're in. We send you many Advent blessings and much love.

2024 Pledge Form

Padre's Blog A la Mote
Posted by The Very Reverend Donna S. Mote, PhD

Our 34th rector, Dr Mote, was installed by Bishop Eaton on Saturday, June 5th, 2021.  Prior to joining St Paul's, she served as the Vicar of ATL (Episcopal Chaplain to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport).  With Bishop Robert C. Wright she authored, The Go Guide: 10 Steps for Innovations in Ministry from Luke 10. Beginning in 2016, Donna served on the bishop's staff as Missioner for Engagement and Innovation in the Diocese of Atlanta, to consult on, coach, strategize, support, promote, and provoke innovations in ministry in Middle and North Georgia.  She was also Chaplain to the Georgia State Defense Force and the 76th Support Brigade.

Donna earned degrees from Shorter College (BA), Southern Seminary (MDiv), and Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion (PhD) and completed Anglican studies at Sewanee: The University of the South. Donna was raised up for ordination by the parish of St Bartholomew’s, Atlanta. She is an Associate of the Order of St Helena.  Donna is married to Rebecca England, and they have two sons, Anderson and Jordan.

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