2023 Intention to Give
Can you even imagine Pastor Caryn standing up in front of this congregation and saying, “Don’t bring any more offerings. We have too many.”? But, that’s what Moses told the Israelites when they were excited about building the Tabernacle.
It would never happen here, because we, at First Christian Church, would never turn down a gift to help fund mission possibilities. And our Mission Statement does challenge us “to be outrageously generous in time, talent, and money”.
Our theme for this year, faithful, hopeful, loving, reminds us of how God has blessed us in rich abundance. We have always been a congregation that is committed to putting faith into action. We have been faithful, giving to our many missions, now we are being called to be hopeful that this year, when the needs are so great, we might grow in our giving. And finally, God is calling us to be loving as we move into a new future.
Through our Newsletter articles and Stewardship Stories during worship, you have learned more about how our budget for mission and outreach is used. But what makes our church more exciting is how these monetary gifts for mission enable each of us, whether we are physically able build a Habit for Humanity house, or work in the kitchen to provide meals for hungry, homeless families, we can be mission workers by bringing some nonperishable food, a backpack for hungry children to take food home for the weekend, a stuffed toy for scared and sick children and so many other ways.
Our church makes it possible for all of us to be MISSION PEOPLE. God has done and continues to do remarkable things through us and with us – things that matter in our community and beyond. As you prayerfully consider what it means to be FAITHFUL, HOPEFUL, AND LOVING Disciples, we hope you will find that you can grow in your in your financial commitment to First Christian Church.
Thank you for walking alongside us in our journey of faith.
Your Stewardship Team
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