Several weeks back, I received an email from a member alerting me that a final payment for the couple’s Next90 Phase I commitment was in the mail. Not only did this gift reflect their strong endorsement of the upcoming building campaign, but she was also hopeful that the gift would increase the dollars raised to date by members past the million-dollar milestone (which it did) and serve as encouragement for fellow members to remain active in supporting the building campaign during the pandemic.
As of this writing, more than 43% of our church members’ Next90 contributions have come in since March 15th — the first Sunday that all church activities went online and pews went empty.
How wonderful that so many in our First Church family have taken up this role of supporting Next90!
We can be encouraged by the faithfulness we find in each other,
both your faithfulness and mine. ~Romans 1:12b
Another opportunity for you to demonstrate your enthusiasm for Next90 will happen on Sunday, September 13, at 1:00 pm. Please make plans to participate in the congregational vote through the virtual Zoom Church Conference. Additional information and details on how to join in will be sent out in late August.
I am grateful to be a part of FUMCFW where we have so many cheerleaders who are encouraging us through their faithful giving.
I am grateful to be a part of a faith community where our disciples take pride in being a part of a growing, energized downtown church that has been in this significant location for over 90 years.
I am grateful to be in the company of likeminded individuals who share the mutual vision for our next 90 years of transforming lives in and outside our beautiful walls in the name of Christ.
Together Through Christ,
Director of Stewardship