January 8, 2019
Dear CLC Members and Friends:
“Welcoming Others, Growing in Grace, Sharing Christ’s Love” is the theme for our stewardship appeal this winter. We shifted the timing of the appeal by a couple months in order to be able to share finalized plans with you for our major 2019 initiatives.
In the weeks ahead you will be hearing more about exciting ministry plans for 2019. Newsletter articles, bulletin inserts, mission updates, letters and a brochure will inform you of our congregation’s mission plans for the coming year. Our two key initiatives include adding Director of Children and Family Ministries and caring for our facility.
Together we are here for good. Together we are on a mission we can fulfill, as we all do our part and give generously in support of this vital work.
As part of the Stewardship program this year, you will be invited by a second letter to consider increasing your offering for the coming year to fund our regular ministry and to consider a second gift that can be made over an 18-month period for facility enhancement and some seed funding to new ministry initiatives. Please pray about this request and do your best to respond generously as the Lord leads you.
Then, on Sunday, February 3 and again on Sunday, February 10 we will observe Stewardship Sunday by presenting our Statements of Intent during the worship services. You are also welcome to mail your Statement of Intent to the church office if you are not present on these Sundays.
People from whom a response has not been received by February 10 will receive a reminder call to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to present their offering plan for the coming year.
Thank you for being part of this exciting congregation. Pray for our common work together as we continue to reach with the love and grace of Jesus.
Pastor Joseph Vought Pastor Annabelle Markey
John White Mike Kalas Sherry Yates Sherry Fitzsimmons Tom Fitzsimmons