Dear Holy Covenant Family,
This week we begin our stewardship campaign, the time in the life of the church when we pledge our financial giving for 2011. My hope and prayer, as I said in Sunday’s Sermon, is that we use this opportunity to evaluate our finances as a whole. Giving not only strengthens the ministries of the church but also draws us closer to God. After all, we know that “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above…” (James 1:17)
When you give to Holy Covenant, you enable the work of our ministry to change lives. Did you know that 100% of our church finances come from the gifts of our congregation? It is because of your generous giving that we are able to widely share God’s love. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all the ways you give to our church family! As we begin this time of stewardship, please be in prayer for our church and for the ways you are called to give to its ministries. If you’ve pledged before, please prayerfully consider stepping up your pledge for the coming year. If you’ve never pledged, please prayerfully consider making a pledge towards the life-changing ministries of this church. Your pledge to Holy Covenant for 2010 will ensure that we can continue to transform lives through seeking God, loving ALL people, and changing the world.
To get started:
*Visit our resurrected, secure, on-line Giving Site: http://www.holycovenantumc.org/giving/
Here you’ll be able to read frequently asked questions about giving, pledge on-line, and set-up recurring auto-debit payments.
*If you prefer, fill out a paper pledge card that you receive in worship and place it in the offering plate by Nov. 21st.
*Read Holy Covenant’s blog, where congregants will be writing about why they give during the Stewardship season: http://www.holycovenantumc.org/get-to-know-us/blog/ Save it as a favorite and check back frequently!
Join me in giving to this Spirit-filled congregation as we continue God’s work of transforming lives. Don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or would like more information. You can also contact Chris Shickles, stewardship chair, and Nick Taylor, finance chair.
Join us on Sunday morning for Blessing of the Animals, or in the evening for an animal-free service, and think about who you can bring with you!
Grace and Peace, Kate