As your pastor, I am always seeking ways that our congregation can make an impact on our community and world. In a time when many people hunger for authentic community, I believe a vibrant faith family is the best way to foster strong relationships with the Lord, and one another. Answering Our Call Of The Lord is an opportunity for our faith family to come together to transform our ways of doing ministry to reach new disciples of Jesus Christ and grow our community outreach for future generations. Through our sacrificial gifts we hope to: retire our remaining debt of just over a million dollars, restore our deteriorating bell tower, reach new disciples by allocating funds to start a multisite ministry and respond to a global health need by offering a tithe to United Methodist hospitals in Sierra Leone.
Grace & Peace,
In the coming weeks you will be receiving various communications from our Capital Campaign team:
In early March, you will get our Vision Brochure, describing the four areas of focus for this campaign, and a prayer reminder card, to help you remember to pray daily regarding the campaign “Lord, what do you want to do through me?”
Beginning March 11th, the Capital Campaign prayer team will be contacting members of our congregation through phone calls and/or email to invite you to join us in praying “Lord, what do you want to do through me?”. They will also be asking how we can pray for you. Our prayer team looks forward to connecting with you.
Beginning April 8th, our Sunday morning sermons will focus on how you can Answer the Call of the Lord through gratitude, ministry, prayer, faith, sacrifice and commitment.
The church will email you daily with a 21-day devotional guide to help you focus on prayer and conversation with God.
Presentations will be made in small groups regarding the campaign.
In early April, you will get our Detail Brochure, answering some frequently asked questions.
We will have a self-guided prayer walk throughout the church.
On Sunday, April 29th we will have a Celebration Event in the church parking lot, to generate enthusiasm for what God will do with our congregation.
On Sunday, May 6th we will gather to offer our three-year commitments to support the vision of the campaign.
Finally, May 20th – June 3rd we will offer the first portions of our three-year commitments as declared by God in the Old Testament, as our “first fruits”.