As members and friends of First United Methodist Church, we have the joy each fall to reflect prayerfully on how we will financially support the ministries of our congregation in the coming year. Our 2023 financial stewardship campaign, “Journey to Generosity,” will be the focus of worship services on two Sunday mornings: October 30, when we will gather on the front lawn for Outdoor Worship, and November 6, All Saints’ Day. What wonderful settings to remember how blessed we are to be together and how those who have gone before us were faithful with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
Our Finance Committee has set our goal for this campaign to fund our 2023 general budget at 250 Estimates of Giving for a total of $1,200,000. To achieve that goal, we must work together, each of us sharing a portion of the gifts God has generously provided to us. Our church leaders have turned in their Estimates Of Giving, and we are thrilled to announce we are already at 35% of our campaign goal!
Together, we can support all of our ministries and programs for next year. In order for that to happen, each of us will need to make our own Estimate of Giving for 2023. And so, we are asking everyone to:
- Pray about your financial support for next year;
- Spend time examining our “An Overview of Church Finances” booklet, available at fumcor.org/give (contact our office if you would like a paper copy);
- Call or email our Office of Business and Finance if you have questions about our current financial situation or your past giving; and
- Please turn in your 2023 Estimate of Giving card on or before our Commitment Sunday on November 6.
You may provide your Estimate of Giving by going to our church website (www.fumcor.org/give), returning your completed card via mail, calling/emailing our Finance office, or bringing the card with you to worship on November 6. Please contact one of our pastors or our Business and Finance Office if you have questions about the campaign. Help us continue the ministry of FUMCOR and expand our outreach in the name of Christ by making your Estimate of Giving toward our 2023 budget.