"A Future with Hope" 2022 Pledge Campaign
Greetings, grace, and peace!
This congregation is a gift, to us and to the community, for more reasons than we can count. But perhaps the greatest blessing of all is that St. Francis is a place of homecoming and hope, a place we come together to hear the good news, again and again, even in the midst of crisis, and where we can build "a future with hope".
Stewardship Sundays will take place in November and December this year. On those days, we will seek to meet the challenges before us by gathering up our 2022 pledges electronically and through the mail. Your financial support means more now than ever to keep the creativity, generosity and commitment of our St. Francis community alive and thriving in the year to come.
Before then, we hope you will think about your own situation and reflect on how generous you can be in investing in our future. We must continue to find new ways to hope, new dreams to dream, new forms of love, gratitude and delight - new ways of being the church.
At last, we are able to be together again, some of us in our beloved Celebration Center, others of us on the internet. No matter how we choose to "be together", it still will take us having generous gift commitments that we can count on to bring back furloughed staff and ensure safe resumption of activities where we gather.
Now more than ever, we need to reach out and lift each other up. Now more than ever, we need to find new ways to build "A Future with Hope." Now more than ever, we need to be the church! The church was made for times such as these: not times of ease and tranquility, but times of difficulty and struggle.
For all that we've already accomplished together during these challenging times, and for all that we will accomplish together in the future, thank God and thank YOU.
With Appreciation, Your Stewardship Team: Paula Van Ness David Osollo, Sue Gemoets, June Webb-Vignery, John Everhart, Linda Van Pelt, and Peggy Schlosser
"I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For surely i know the plans I have for you, says God, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."
+ Jeremiah 29:10-11