How can I support my church, its missions, and its legacy?
Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, urging them to display the generosity of the people in Macedonia. He recognized the Macedonians for pleading for the privilege to serve and how they exceeded expectations. We really need to know what is expected of us, before we can actually exceed expectations. So, we are unashamedly asking for everyone to consider how they can help increase our intentional giving in the next year by approximately $31,000.
If each of our current giving families or individuals upped their intentional giving by:
Just $7.50 more each week next year, $25,000 less would be withdrawn from Endowments;
At $15.00 each week, an additional $50,000 would offset a projected 2023 deficit;
At $22.50 more each week, well just think of what missions we could accomplish.
As we get new members, and as people who were not able to contribute this year can begin to make regular contributions, only heaven knows the limits as we exceed our expectations.
How do I go forward with my support?
As you consider your Intentional Giving for next year, talk about it with others in your family and your friends in church. Stretch your contributions as you feel called to do. Remember that this is considered an estimate of giving. As we look forward to a new year, a new minister, and many new opportunities to serve, be courageous, be generous, and trust that God will be here for us no matter how the year shapes up. Pick up a 2023 Intentional Giving card in the church, print from our website or request one by calling the Church Office. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Yours in Christian Love,
Jim Bahre, Your fellow traveler in Christ
Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew is the Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations for the SNEUCC.