Why do you give to your church?
We each have different motivations and capacities for giving of our time and resources and every gift and pledge is gratefully received.
We are all truly blessed. We share a strong faith with each other. We celebrate the joyful events in each other’s lives and comfort each other in times of trial and sorrow. We welcome everyone and anyone to join us, and we change the lives of people in our community – especially people who may never set foot in our church – simply because they have no one else to turn to, and we are here, and we count ourselves blessed.
Our church has ministered faithfully for more than 135 years – not because members have given year after year out of duty, obligation, guilt or fear. No, this church, our church is still here, still strong and vibrant, because generations and generations of members have counted themselves blessed and out of gratitude, have supported the mission of First Christian with generous gifts of gratitude and joy. Now it’s up to us.
In worship, fellowship, Bible Study groups, service opportunities and more, we’re growing as an extended family. Your generous gift will continue to build the web of caring and community for all. As you count yourself blessed, please consider increasing your pledge for 2019 and beyond.
The deadline for receiving pledges is Sunday, July 7. Please use this time to reflect on the many ways you can count yourself blessed and then give gratefully, generously, and joyfully in support of our ministries in 2019.
Dennis Sanders, Pastor