Your Decision to Give
As we have faced our challenges and opportunities for giving and service, we have been faithful to God’s guidance. Many showed generosity during our Capital Campaign, increasing giving in order to fund specific projects and improvements. Now, we are called to move forward as Christ’s disciples engaged in ministry, a call that relies on your support and generosity.
We are grateful for what you have already done. As we look toward 2016, we are asking you prayerfully to consider increasing your pledge toward our mission and ministry for the coming year. Here are some suggestions that may be of assistance to you as you pray and seek how to respond as God desires:
- Calculate your current pledge as a percentage of your income. Consider increasing your gift by 1%.
- Increase your giving by $10 a week ($500 annually) or $20 a week ($1000 annually).
- Pledge the amount you have been giving during our Capital Campaign to general giving, or to our Maintenance Fund.
Enclosed you will find more information, including our Stewardship brochure, a Narrative Budget, and a pledge card. It is my prayer that this will be of help to you as you decide what it is that God is calling you to give.
As generous stewards, we can make a difference in our community, our nation, and our world, for the sake of Christ. Let us continue to serve the Lord: eagerly, fearlessly, and generously!
Grace and Peace,
Marthame Sanders, Pastor
“God can accomplish anything through us – far more than we can ask or imagine!”
Ephesians 3:20 – The Message