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Letter from the Stewardship Committee
Dear Emmanuel Family, October 1, 2023
We begin our Stewardship Campaign with the theme of “Rooted in Abundance” and its reminder to us that we are inspired to give because so much has been given to us. This is not transactional – we do not give in proportion to how we feel we have benefitted or suffered – rather we give because of the love we have experienced in the story of our faith. We have explored trees, roots, flowers all as metaphors for the way we dig deep into what nourishes us to transform that goodness into work, service, and joy in a world that needs us.
We are grateful that you have called us to lead this annual process of telling the story of our abundance and our gratitude. Every gift matters this year, and each gift will be accepted and brought to the altar. Please bring your gift by October 29th and we will bless our gifts before God and our community.
As you fill out your pledge cards, you’ll notice that one side is about your financial promises for the year, your wealth. The other side is dedicated to how you might want to share your works and your wisdom. Beyond staffing committees, our work of wisdom is about unlocking creativity to grow our mission, collaborating with other people, institutions, and churches to serve more of our neighbors, and how we form generous, grateful hearts through our education programs. Our works bring us opportunities to volunteer for service and to pitch in to help make things better. And we have many opportunities to roll up our sleeves and unlock our creativity.
This year, as you pray about your commitment to our church, please tap into that nourishing structure of faith and generosity shown to us by an extravagant God, a patient Shepherd, and a gathering Spirit who call us to extend our networks and share our gifts with the world. Thank you for your generosity and your prayerful consideration of your pledge to Emmanuel.
In gratitude, The Stewardship Team
Paul Davidson, Karen Harrington, Vic Hellman, Suzzane Jewett, Dean Seitz, Margaret Seitz, and Rev Rhonda Wheeler
Pledge Card - Please click here for a copy of Emmanuel's Pledge Card for 2024.
For on-line giving, please use the "Virtual Offering Plate" located on the homepage of this website.