I hope you heard Rev. Lance Marshall and Dr. Mike Marshall share the exciting news on Sunday morning about current giving here at FUMCFW. Total giving — giving that supports designated ministries, programs, Next90, and partner organizations — is up an amazing 30% in comparison to 2019. Thank you! First Church’s response should not be surprising, because after all, that is part of our DNA – putting discipleship into heartfelt action.
Are you aware that in March when the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, there were some changes regarding charitable contributions? Here is some information that could help you understand what the new law says.
In those famous words of songstress Ella Fitzgerald, “Summertime and givin’ is easy.” Okay, so those are not the exact words to Ella’s song, but I am sure she would be fine with me taking the liberty for the benefit of our First Church ministries and programs.
Because of your discipleship, First Church remains financially strong, even with empty pews on Sunday mornings. I witness God’s love in action on a daily basis as disciples in our First Church faith community come together primarily through technology to share your individual gifts of time, talents, and treasure!
I hope you are participating in the many online opportunities provided by First Church! I certainly found comfort and reassurance when I watched First Church’s worship services this past Sunday. I cannot begin to count how many times I have recited the Affirmation which begins, “We are not alone; we live in God’s world.”