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But as for you, return to your God, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.
  -- Hosea 12:6

As the Stewardship Committee read Hosea, we asked ourselves: What does it mean to “return to your God?”  What does it mean to return to the most divine and truest parts of ourselves?  We invite you to use these questions as a starting point to guide and help you discern what you are able to pledge and give for 2021.

We believe that in order to be faithful stewards of our many gifts within this church, we need to also be faithful stewards of our own lives.  It is both/and!  When you review your own personal finances, what are your financial goals for yourself in this time of your life?  How do you “hold fast to love and justice” in your own household budget?  For many of us, our income and expenses have changed in the midst of the changes of this year.  Has your income changed?  Which expenses are higher?  Which are lower?  What are your priorities for 2021?  

As we “wait continually for God,” we are called to invest in our common community of faith.  That investment comes in our time and energy, as well in as our financial gifts.  We may not be in a position to increase our financial gifts because of a loss of income or increase in expenses, but we may be able to be a liturgist online or in person.  We may realize our schedules are too packed to give more time, but we may be able to give more financially.  However we give, we are investing ourselves in our community of faith, returning to God.

As you prayerfully reflect on how much you can pledge for next year, we invite you to:

However you give, we are blessed to be on this journey with you, and look forward to including your pledge or gift in our planning for our ministry in 2021.  Once you’ve responded, watch for our thank you in your mailbox!

The Stewardship Committee & Friends
Stephen Weller, Susie Longfield, Robb Morgan, Nancy O’Connell, Chris Reynolds,
Jaz Buchanan, Karen McArthur & Dan Smith
Make your 2021 Pledge now
Upcoming dates, with links to the meetings:
Sunday, November 8:  9:30am The Call to Give: Pledging & Giving
Sunday, November 15: 11am Stewardship Sunday: The Parable of the Talents
Sunday, November 22: 11am Thanksgiving 
& Pledge Dedication Sunday
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