Our fall stewardship campaign, “Abundant Gifts, Overflowing Joy,” supports the 2018 church budget. We can be good stewards by planning how we give back to God our days, our worship, our talents, and our money. Sharing God’s abundant blessings is a way to experience overflowing joy!
Download the narrative budget and pledge form today, and turn your pledge into the church office in early December to help us plan for 2018.
During worship on November 26, 2017, we prayed over our pledges during worship. You can read the prayer and the scriptural promises below.
Abundant Gifts, Overflowing Joy: Prayer of Pledge Dedication
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. In celebration of a year of gifts, and in overflowing joy, we commit ourselves for the year to come.
The Lord says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
We pledge our time to seek the peace of the Holy Spirit, and to strive toward holiness, that ordinary moments of our daily lives may become extra-ordinary. God is our refuge and strength.
Let us devote ourselves to teaching and fellowship, to breaking of bread together and to prayer.
We pledge our worship to Jesus Christ. We will honor the Sabbath with glad and generous hearts, in communion with our brothers and sisters, and in prayer for our community.
When we serve the least among us, we serve Christ.
We pledge our hands and our hearts to the mission and ministry of the church. We will be present and active, expressing our living faith, responding to God’s love by loving our neighbors tangibly.
As we excel in everything else – in faith, in speech, in eagerness, in love – let us excel also in generosity.
We pledge our financial gifts to the support of the church, returning a portion of our blessings to God in service to the kingdom. May our abundant joy be reflected in our overflowing generosity. Amen.
Romans 8:28-39; Psalm 46; Acts 2:42-47; Matthew 25:31-40; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7