During the next few weeks we will be focusing on stewardship. This word unnerves many of us since it implies financial giving. Indeed, funds to support building operations, staff and programs are a perpetual need for any church. However, stewardship embodies considerably more than fundraising.
Stewardship entails caring for what God has given us--- which includes the gift of life, as well as our loved ones, friends, livelihoods and church family.
During stewardship campaigns we often reference the biblical principle of tithing - striving to give back 10% of our earnings. As fruitful stewards of Fairview Evangelical Presbyterian Church, we are called to contribute beyond the monetary realm. Giving freely of our time and talent is essential to our ongoing ability to grow in the Lord and support Fairview and its community outreach goals.
As we joyfully move forward to a new and exciting phase in the life and work of Fairview, it is important for each member to step up support for our congregation. Last year we spoke of “growing in the gap”, now we are seeking to move forward to expand our focus, our mission, and our resources. In order to accomplish growth we will need each member’s time, talent and financial support.
To move faithfully forward it is important to continue to regularly attend worship, participate in bible study, small group and church activities. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join our Fairview family. As members we need to sustain and expand our financial support as well as give freely our time and talent.
The stewardship campaign will begin November 18 and conclude with Consecration Sunday, December 9. On that Sunday we will present our 2019 financial pledges. It is through your pledge commitment that we are able to make prudent financial decisions for our congregation.
Thank you for your faithfulness!
2018-2019 FEPC Stewardship campaign