“Different people have different motivations to give,” explained Pastor Jeff. “Some may be motivated by a sense of obligation, by a sense that it is their duty to share. Others may be motivated by a sense of thanksgiving; having experienced great blessing, they give thanks by sharing. And I’m sure there are other motivations for giving.
“This year, we’re encouraging people to think about what our church stands for, what we’re seeking to do in the community, and to get behind that mission financially.”
The theme, “welcome. grow. serve.” comes out of the congregation’s slogan and mission and purpose statements in the bylaws. These three words are the bases of the sermons on October 26, November 2, and November 9. If you miss any of the sermons, check them out on the church’s website.
The campaign will culminate with Pledge Sunday, November 16. Members and friends are encouraged to present their financial pledges for 2015 during the worship service that day and to stick around for a special soup and salad luncheon following worship. (We will be making a big pot of soup and providing bread and dessert. We are asking for anyone who is able to bring a salad of some sort to share.) If you cannot be present on November 16, please mail your pledge in before that date or pledge online at the church’s website.[Updated on 29 October 2014]