You Belong - 2021 Giving Campaign
Dear Friends and Members of First Lutheran Church,
The last year and a half has been very challenging to so many. Experiencing the pandemic and the shutdowns associated with it may have left many feeling alone or isolated. The church is a community that brings the isolated and alone together. There are many Biblical references to our being “children” of God (2 Corinthians 6:18; Romans 8:14, Galatians 3:26). As children, we belong to our loving God and to the fellowship of believers here at First Lutheran Church.
Belonging is a special thing to consider. In your belonging, you are cherished by the Father, loved as brothers and sisters of Christ Jesus, and warmed by the Holy Spirit. You are also connected to a vibrant and active fellowship of believers here at First Lutheran, and, although the last year and a half has been so challenging, your participation in the fellowship as we move forward is the subject of this year’s Stewardship Program. This year, we celebrate that indeed “You Belong."
In our belonging, we help shape each other and have an impact on our surrounding community. Over the three weeks of the annual Stewardship program, we will discuss and learn about our belonging and our impact.
As always, we ask that you express your intentions to give financially to the mission and ministries of First Lutheran. Please complete a commitment card to help our church’s leadership team plan for next year’s budget and ministries of service. Please return this card on or before that last Sunday of Stewardship (October 24). We are so very grateful for the generosity of our members and friends of First Lutheran Church. Our hope is that your generosity will reflect your sense of belonging to our loving Father and your fellowship of believers here at First Lutheran.
In Christ’s love,
The Stewardship team ~
Pat Clifford, Chair