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.
Givin’ is easy at First Church. Simply click here to make an online gift or send your check to FUMCFW, 800 West Fifth Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
This is my annual summer blog in which I remind FUMCFW disciples the importance of continued giving to our church’s vibrant ministries during the summer months when families normally are heading out of town for relaxation and fun. This year many of you may be doing “staycations.” You may think a reminder to continue your giving during this time of year unnecessary since – for the last three months – you haven’t been on our church campus and yet your generosity has remained faithful.
While we typically see a decrease in giving during June, July, and August, during the month of May, giving at FUMCFW was sustainable, but slower than usual.
Church activities, however, are not slowing down. Because of you, our ministries are ongoing in exciting ways:
- For our children, Mister Mark, Ms. Janice and Ms. Mary are in full summer mode as they put final touches on our online programs including Summer Jam happening this week, Sacred Spaces weekly prayer time for kids and families, weekly Together Time with Mister Mark and Gracie, and Vacation Bible School in July where our youngest disciples-in-training will discover the strength of God’s power and God’s Kingdom as special knights empowered through the armor of God.
- Adult and family activities are also abundant with four Sunday morning worship opportunities and Family Sunday School. During the week there are on average 11 other adult activities with some happening 5 days a week. Many Grace Groups and Adult Sunday School Classes continue to gather together online. And of course, the youth ministry team – Kat, Matt, Chris, and Brenda – are in ongoing communication with FUMCFW teens as well as coordinating 5 weekly youth activities.
If like me, you feel truly blessed by First Church’s online ministries and programs, please also, along with your recurring gift or monthly 2020 commitment payment, consider making additional gifts to the annual Ministry Fund during June, July, and August as a way of expressing your appreciation.
We are so grateful for your steadfast giving and ask that you continue to make giving a priority as we gear up to enjoy summer at First Church! Thank you again.
Together through Christ,
Director of Stewardship