OUR DISCIPLESHIP WITHIN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
As we begin the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church 2018 Stewardship Campaign, THANK YOU for your generous and faithful giving this year. Last year’s very successful stewardship campaign received 99 estimate of giving cards totaling $242,840.00. The increased number of cards reflects the importance we as a congregation place on giving as part of our faith journey.
This year we are focusing on the “ACROSS THE STREET” part of our church mission statement: “To learn and grow as followers of Jesus Christ to serve others and transform lives here, across the street and around the world.” Our community is not unique in needs to serve and opportunities to witness. Just watch the news with all its stories of crime, floods, fires, earthquakes and other suffering. There are also many places in our nation where poverty quietly lives and those people need our support and witness also.
Our financial contributions enable us to have this beautiful facility (where we worship and hold various functions), our pastor, and our great support staff. Also, our commitments support a robust mission program, providing financial, material and witness support to people across the nation.
Enclosed is an Estimate of Giving Card. We are invited to use the card to indicate our financial commitment for next year and if we would like to participate in any new ministries (Please include name and envelope number). On the back of the card please note any changes to personal information so we can update church records.
All of us are invited to prayerfully consider our commitment to our Havre de Grace Church over the next four weeks. On Commitment Sunday, November 18, we are asked to please put our commitment card in the offering plate. If we cannot attend worship that day, we can put our card in the offering plate any other Sunday or mail it to the Church Office. Finally, please know these cards are only seen by those individuals entrusted with the financial operation of the church.
As we prayerfully consider our estimate of giving for 2019 we remember Jesus’ words in the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 19-20): “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Thank you for your commitment to Christ’s ministry through Havre de Grace United Methodist Church.
Jim Carroll, Chair
Finance and Stewardship Committee
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