WHY I GIVE

Donna Kinney

In 1962 Sherm (Sherman) and I moved to the North Shore. We wanted to join an Episcopal church and believed that joining and supporting a church in the community where we lived was important. We came from a very small Episcopal Church and were amazed at the size of Christ Church. We wondered how we would get to know other parishioners and if there were groups we could join. It wasn’t long before we were asked if we would like to lead the high school youth group. As educators we decided this was the way to begin our journey at Christ Church. What a great way to begin and what a journey this has been!


Over the years I’ve served on many committees, taught Sunday School and been on Vestry three different times. Our three children were baptized and confirmed here. Additionally, my grandson also grew up here where he enjoyed the children’s choir and youth group.

Christ Church was so supportive of my family when my husband passed away twenty-one years ago. The chapel was his favorite place and during his illness we spent time there. When he couldn’t attend church, communion was brought to him. I was even able to have his calling hours in the chapel.


Christ Church has so much to offer. There is something here for everyone.

This place has been my home for many years. I love my dear friends in my Bible Study group. I don’t know what I’d do without them. I feel so supported by this group of caring women.

I’ve seen the church face many challenges over the years but wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I have received so much, both emotionally and spiritually, from Christ Church. I feel it’s my duty to give back to this wonderful place of worship. 


Scroll down for more information on how to make a gift to Christ Church. 

Giving Options

Sharing the resources God has entrusted us with is an important part of our ministry and mission.  Thank you for your gift!


Three ways to give:

  1. Click the button below to make a one-time or recurring gift via our secure online donations system.*
  2. Set up electronic payments directly through your bank.
  3. Give cash or by check.

Online Giving  

Online giving is built into our existing church database, Realm, so all your contact info, up-to-the-minute giving history, and pledge management is in one spot.


Set Up Your Annual Pledge

  1. Log in to our church database here.*
  2. Click “Giving” in the left-hand menu, then the blue “+ Give” button at the top.
  3. Enter your pledge details (e.g. amount, frequency, start/end dates, credit/debit card).

*If you haven’t already set up your Realm account: 

  • Update your contact info and upload a photo - this helps put faces with names!
  • Click the lock icon and change your privacy setting to “Everyone in Our Church” so other parishioners can look up your contact info like a regular church directory. (Pledge/payment information is not viewable.)


If you have any questions about making a gift to Christ Church, please contact the church office at 978-468-4461 or administrator@christchurchhw.org.