“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
– Matthew 6:21
I come to the Overflowing with Thanksgiving 2020 Stewardship campaign with a heart full of gratitude for so many things that have changed in the last year. We have an updated sanctuary. We received a major gift to reduce our mortgage debt. We are beginning to live into a new mission statement. We are seeing signs of new life throughout the church. You have contributed faithfully and generously to make all this possible with your time, talents, and financial resources.
We are turning a corner toward greater financial health! We would like to grow to use the General Fund—with funds repurposed from paying the mortgage—to primarily invest in our staff, rebuild ministries, and catch up on deferred maintenance. With these goals in mind, we are asking you to prayerfully consider the following for Stewardship Commitment Sunday on November 24:
- If you give regularly, will you pledge and increase your giving?
- If you aren’t currently giving regularly, will you consider beginning to pledge and giving on a regular basis?
- If you pledge and give on a regular basis, will you continue your faithful support of our church?
- If God has blessed you financially with the resources to give a special one-time gift over and above your pledge, will you consider doing so?
This month’s On This Corner features long-time congregants Paul and Jane Davis who share their story about pledging and giving. You’ll read how they’ve approached giving through different seasons of their 40+ years at First Pres.
We truly are Overflowing with Thanksgiving! Your generous giving will help us continue to rebuild First Pres in 2020.
In gratitude for being your pastor,
Interim Senior Pastor