Your financial gifts this year have allowed WPC to continue growing its service to the congregation, Central Ohio, and the world. Your generosity has contributed to higher giving in recent years, building on the generosity of generations of WPC members. Members have heard about the fruits of your offerings during Moments of Generosity during Sunday worship, including:
These blessings did not happen overnight but were made possible through the thoughtful giving of generations of WPC members, including faithful Christians like you. Our financial needs have grown incrementally due to robust church programs and creation of an effective, experienced leadership team: Pastors Julia Wharff Piermont, Tom Rice, and Betsy Rice; Parish Associate Wayne Morrison; Children’s Ministry Director Jenni Whitford; and Youth Ministry Director Brian Edwards. We’ve covered these added costs partly through the extravagant generosity of members who made additional three-year pledges in 2016. Those extra financial commitments – approximately $50,000 this year – end in December. To continue on a path of fiscal sustainability while continuing to grow as a vibrant congregation that embraces the gospel of Jesus Christ, our average household giving must continue to grow for our church to serve future generations.
On Dedication Sunday, November 4, 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. Or, you may set up online giving through easyTithe (details enclosed).
Why make a commitment for 2019? Most importantly, it’s a spiritual practice that deepens faith and relationship with God. In addition, the church needs to forecast a 2019 budget. The more of us who pledge, the more accurate the forecast. God calls each of us to do good, be rich in good deeds, and be generous and willing to share. “One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” – Psalm 145:4. Please join us during the next month as we learn more about the joys of our generations of generosity.
Your Stewardship Committee: Linda Barber, Jenny Farber, Michael Farley, David Isler, Megan Leitnaker, Brad Montgomery, Julia Wharff Piermont, Jeff White (chair)