Dear Friends of Grace,
As I write this, the heat of summer is hanging on with a vengeance, delaying the inevitable fall colors and welcome cool temperatures. The seasons are definitely in transition. In much the same way, Grace is also in a period of profound transition. We’re celebrating our 150th Anniversary; a monumental milestone, to be sure. We’re also welcoming a new Intentional Interim Rector as we continue the search for a new rector. Amidst all this change, we have a great deal for which to be thankful. Our friends and family. This beautiful community we call home. The chance to celebrate our faith together. And, perhaps most importantly, the opportunity to impact the lives of the hungry, homeless and hopeless.
Hence our Stewardship theme: A Grateful Harvest. A time to reflect on those gifts in our own lives for which we’re grateful. A time to consider how we can best share these gifts in the service of others. A time to commit to actively give of our “bounty” to impact the lives of our church community, the greater community and the world.
Over the next few weeks, you will hear compelling stories of those who have committed to being stewards of the ministries here at Grace. You’ll learn of the journeys that have led them to stewardship and their personal reasons for supporting the important work we do. During this time, we invite you to reflect on these stories and consider your stewardship commitment. Commitment Weekend will be October 21st and 22nd. During this weekend, we’ll offer our pledges during worship and commit to our work together in sharing A Grateful Harvest.
With gratitude for all God’s blessings,
For the Stewardship Ministry Team