Building to Serve Update

Dear Family,

In 10 days, on

Sunday, March 19, we will make our commitments to the “Building To Serve” campaign as we bring our yellow commitment cards to worship with the goal of raising $1,000,000, over three years, towards the expansion of our facility.  You should have received the commitment card in a packet of information that you picked up from church or that was mailed to you last month.  Cards will be available at church this Sunday and next Sunday if you need one.

I am very excited to tell you that several leaders in the church are actively supporting this campaign by the fact that they agreed to make early commitments to the campaign as a way to encourage all of us.  This was demonstrated last Saturday, March 4, when 34 families in the congregation met at the church and turned in their commitment cards early.  We added up the commitments on the cards and the total came to over $456,000!!

This means that 34 families out of 250 families in the church (about 14% of the congregation) committed almost half of our goal.  I thank God for their generosity and their willingness to make an early sacrificial commitment to this campaign.  Just imagine now how God will use the rest of us to meet or even exceed our goal of $1,000,000.  Imagine being able to fund this entire expansion through our sacrificial gifts.

I realize we cannot all give the same amount, but as you have heard me say many times this campaign is about “equal sacrifice, not equal gifts.”  Therefore, every gift is important and has great value.  I have learned that when we all bring our gifts to God and trust Him to provide for us that He can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.

Please pray over the next 10 days how God will use you and your gifts to support our “Building To Serve” campaign.  I encourage you to pray the campaign prayer and to use the Lenten devotional booklets that were written by members of the church.  (If you did not pick up a devotional booklet at church, more will be available this Sunday.)

If you have any questions, please contact the church at any time.  As we prepare for worship this Sunday, please remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.

In God’s Service,

Pastor Bill