Your donations make a difference through Worthington Presbyterian Church
This year, our congregation has been blessed with the fruits of your financial gifts, as recently witnessed by members during our Moments of Generosity during Sunday worship, including:
➢ Dick Posey, on pastoral care during his family’s time of need in the death of a grandson.
➢ Linda Barber, on growing up at WPC and raising a family in our church.
➢ Drew Sheppard, on his impressions of a mission trip to Montana de Luz orphanage in Honduras.
These blessings were made possible through your thoughtful giving. To continue serving the church’s mission, we ask you to consider increasing your generosity in 2018, as we’ve reached a pivotal point in the life of our church. In 2016, your Session faithfully added two part-time pastors (Betsy Rice and Wayne Morrison) to better serve the congregation, especially during life’s most fragile moments. We also hired a full-time youth director (Brian Edwards) who has brought vision, energy and spirituality to a ministry previously staffed part time. We believe that WPC is now blessed with a devoted all-star team of pastors and staff who are helping us respond more fully to God’s call for each of us in this time, in this place.
Our experienced leadership team and resulting robust church programs have incrementally grown our financial needs. We’ve covered these added costs partly through the extravagant generosity of several members who made additional three-year pledges in 2016; these financial commitments end in 2018. To reach fiscal sustainability next year and beyond, our average household giving needs to continue growing.
On Dedication Sunday, November 12, please bring your pledge card to worship and join our celebration of God’s generosity in our lives. If you can’t attend, please drop off your card in the church office or mail it to the church if you can’t attend that day. Or, you may set up online giving through easyTithe (link to easyTithe directions page on GIVE page).
Why make a commitment for 2018? Most importantly, it’s a spiritual practice that deepens faith and relationship with God. In addition, the church needs to set a 2018 budget. The more of us who commit, the more accurate the budget. God calls each of us to do good, be rich in good deeds, and be generous and willing to share. “For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.” – II Corinthians 8:9
Please plan to join us during the next month as we learn more about the joys of living generously.
Your Stewardship Committee:
Linda Barber, Jenny Farber, Michael Farley, Doug Haddix (chair), David Isler, Brad Montgomery, Julia Wharff Piermont, Jeff White