Let's Spring Forward Together
Dear Church Family,
We have some tremendous things happening in the life of our church. Our recent community event, Ice Up South Highlands, was our largest yet. Over 2,000 people experienced the fun and connection with our church. We have some wonderful missions opportunities to do important work in Guatemala and Ethiopia in the coming months. Our students are preparing for their Spring Break mission trip to New Orleans. Summer plans are coming into place for children and youth. Through Vacation Bible School and summer camps we will have the opportunity to influence the lives of hundreds of children with the gospel. We continue to contribute sacrificially to mission work around the world.
I do want to present a need to you regarding our church. Our budget year runs through the end of June, and we are now beginning the process of preparing our 2017-2018 church budget. With four months left to go in this budget year, we have some catching up to do! Our contributions are at 86% of the budget. Our staff and committees are working hard to keep our expenses down, but we need to make progress in catching up with giving in order to continue doing the things God has set before us in worship, missions, discipleship, and ministry. Please consider and pray about your part!
If you have not been in the practice of regular giving, this would be a wonderful time to start. We have online giving options through our church web page. My family set up recurring gifts through our bank's bill payment service so that our tithe goes straight to the church without dealing with checks or incurring fees. In addition to enabling ministry, your giving brings spiritual blessings. This month we have everyone's least favorite time change as we "spring forward." Let's use the month of March to "spring forward" in our giving together. It makes a difference in your life, in your church, and in God's mission around the world.