To properly develop a Statement of Faith (otherwise known as a budget) for the congregation to discuss and vote on at our Annual Congregational Meeting in January, we will be conducting a Pledge Campaign between now and January 9th.
Members will be asked to prayerfully consider what they feel called to give to Faith Church through regular tithes in the coming year. We know circumstances change and it can feel overwhelming in uncertain times such as these to make a commitment. We simply ask folks to take time now to consider what contribution they believe they can make and place that information on the Pledge Campaign forms that will be made available both at the church and via email.
Most churches do this as an act of due diligence, since otherwise we are left guessing what income we will have and crossing our fingers, hoping we will have enough to meet our needs. Following a Biblical model, many Christians tithe 10% of their gross income to their church. Others feel able to do more.
The ickyness that often comes up for folks when talking about money need not be (didja watch the Amanda Palmer video, yet?). We are not asking so we can build a huge new facility or cars or boats or creature comforts. We do not use this money to serve us, alone. We use it to feed us and then help fuel our going out and serving others.
We are asking so this unique church, this place where all are welcome, this congregation that works for justice and peace and wants everyone to know they have a safe place to come where a spiritual family will love them can remain open and reach even more people.
So be watching your email, social media, and worship guide announcements for your chance to help us reach our goal of 90% of our members completing cards for Faith Church’s very first Pledge Campaign and commit to what you feel God calls you to provide.