Pledges apply to a fiscal year.  If you become a member prior to June 30, you pay the prorated amount of your annual pledge for the remainder of the current fiscal year.  Beacon conducts an annual Stewardship Campaign to update pledges for the coming fiscal year.   You will be asked to choose an annual, semiannual, quarterly, monthly, or weekly schedule for planning purposes.  Pledges may be paid anytime during the fiscal year until your pledge has been met.  Some members like to take advantage of a tax break at the end of the year, others like to make regular payments they can budget on a monthly basis.  Regardless of your chosen schedule, your payment is always welcome.