Oct. 2010--Renewal Campaign Update

Posted by: Chelsea Badeau on Mon, Oct 25, 2010:

Our campaign, “Renewing the Spirit, Restoring the Buildings,” is in full swing. It was launched on September 12th with an after-church reception organized by Kathy Shaifer, Mary Moorhouse and friends – thank you to all who made that such a delicious and festive occasion. We are now asking members and friends to prayerfully consider two pledges between now and October 31st, “Celebration Sunday.” The first pledge, the 2011 stewardship pledge, supports mission and ministry in the coming year: worship, music and Christian education programs, the outreach programs of REACH and Elder Diner, as well as benevolence giving, our Deacons' ministry, staff salaries and building utilities. The second pledge, the renewal/capital campaign pledge, supports restoration of our buildings: tower repair, roof replacement, pointing and stonework. The second pledge is for a period of three years.

Our campaign, “Renewing the Spirit, Restoring the Buildings,” is in full swing.  It was launched on September 12th with an after-church reception organized by Kathy Shaifer, Mary Moorhouse and friends – thank you to all who made that such a delicious and festive occasion.   

We are now asking members and friends to prayerfully consider two pledges between now and October 31st, “Celebration Sunday.”  The first pledge, the 2011 stewardship pledge, supports mission and ministry in the coming year:  worship, music and Christian education programs, the outreach programs of REACH and Elder Diner, as well as benevolence giving, our Deacons' ministry, staff salaries and building utilities.  The second pledge, the renewal/capital campaign pledge, supports restoration of our buildings:  tower repair, roof replacement, pointing and stonework.    The second pledge is for a period of three years.

Active members and friends have received a letter, brochure and FAQ sheet to help them discern what they will be able to give.  A Renewal Committee member will be calling to request a visit, and we hope everyone will accept!  This will be a chance to learn more the campaign and ask questions.  You will not be expected to make a pledge on the spot and they can be wonderful conversations.

 Finally, every week we’ve been hearing Moments for Mission from members of the congregation on different aspects of our Vision Statement, and inviting people into ministry and stewardship.  After Celebration Sunday, we will be reaching out to extended family and friends and community partners.  We have much to be thankful for as we lift up the many ways the Summit Church touches the lives of so many people and proclaims God’s love for all.  


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