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The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing.

                                                -- Isaiah 35:1-2

When we think of deserts, we think of sand, windswept landscapes, sand, scorching heat, and more dry sand.  We may not think of plants and flowers blossoming. But they do -- because of very deep roots that tap into their unseen source of life and nutrients.

With our prophet Isaiah, we bear witness to the seemingly impossible made possible. The many saints in our lives have done this, too, haven’t they? They tilled the soil with love and then planted seeds of hope in dry land. They watered the plants with grace so that roots could grow and justice could blossom despite the odds.

In what sometimes feels like an impossible year, we, too, have opened our hearts and ears to hear God’s call to us as a church.  We have discovered new ways to do ministry and to be in fellowship digitally.  We have stretched our technological capabilities to welcome old and new friends from far beyond our local area.  We have grown in community and given abundantly. 

Your generous participation and support makes all this possible.  Did you know that our annual giving has increased by over $100,000 since 2018?  It is with great joy and deep gratitude

that we celebrate what we have done, what we are doing, and what we can do in our future together.  This week, we invite you to:

May all of this ground us in our call to give as a community -- today and in the coming week as we prepare to offer our pledges and gifts for 2021. 

The Stewardship Committee & Friends
Stephen Weller, Susie Longfield, Robb Morgan, Nancy O’Connell, Chris Reynolds,
Jaz Buchanan, Karen McArthur & Dan Smith
Rev. Kate Layzer on our giving to the church:
Upcoming dates, with links to the meetings:
Sunday, November 1:  9:30am The Call to Give: Our Proposed 2021 Budget
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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