In the beautiful autumn of every year, we kick off our annual Stewardship campaign at White Memorial. While the conversations surrounding Stewardship are faith filled and inspiring, do we absorb into our hearts the true meaning of Stewardship? We often express our gratitude to God for his many blessings and for our beloved church and its ministry, but how often do we claim God’s promises as the greatest blessings of all? During this year’s Stewardship season, we will be sharing God’s promises each week. We invite you to join our committee and staff to set aside a few minutes and ponder each precious promise from God. It is our hope this time of reflection, prayer and enlightenment will open our hearts and minds to greater generosity…generosity of gratitude, generosity of financial resources, generosity of time and talent.
Our theme this year is "a time to be generous as a response to God's promises" based on Proverbs 3. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Honor the Lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
We hope you will consider “honoring the Lord with the first fruits of all your crops”. God’s promises deserve our generosity. God’s church deserves it also. With a budget that is a little over $5,000,000, we are asking for you to please consider participating in the ministry of White Memorial Presbyterian Church by making a commitment to the 2018 Stewardship Campaign.
We know that stewardship is not just one season, but a year round response that recognizes that everything is a gift from God. We know that stewardship is a response to God's love and faithfulness, not only financially, but in how we spend our time. We ask that people give their first fruits proportionally and with joy in response to God's love.
Stewardship season officially begins September 24, 2017 and will run through Dedication Sunday which is October 22, 2017. We have great hope that you will be a part of this special time.
Making a commitment has never been easier. You may pledge online or, print and return the commitment card. You may pay your pledge online or make a gift by check, bank draft, stock gift, credit card or text.
Every single gift (no matter the amount) is vital to our church. Please make your commitment today! If you have never made a pledge before, we ask that you commit to support the life and ministries at White Memorial in 2018. If you currently pledge, we thank you, and ask that you renew your pledge and consider increasing it for 2018.
Should you have any questions about the campaign, the Church's operations or budget, please feel free to contact any committee member or pastor. We’re confident praying God’s promises together will lead us to greater generosity and shared ministry.
The 2017-18 Stewardship committee:
Brooks Jordan, Co-Chair
William Silverman, Co-Chair