November 2, 2022
By Kevin Baaske, Stewardship Chair
Dear Friends at St. James’ Church,
May this letter find you and yours well and staying healthy.
Our Fall stewardship campaign, “Growing Faith Through Generosity,” was launched on October 23. Leading the annual campaign is never easy, but it has its own rewards. One of those is to witness the power of how your gifts fund the mission and ministry of our church in the community. Please prayerfully consider the importance of St. James’ in your life, and how you can be a part of ensuring that our church continues to support, form, and serve future generations.
We are living in a critical moment for ministry as we continue to search for the “new normal” in the pandemic era. Each household has had a different financial experience of the pandemic, and this year’s turbulent market and inflation has been rough on all of us. Even so, I am inspired by the ways you made and continued to make your financial gifts to sustain our ministry. God has blessed us with many gifts and Christian Stewardship is about committing to use those gifts wisely.
This includes generously giving of our time, talents, and resources. There are many financial needs, and your support is integral to our ability to fund our operations, care for our neighbors, and plan for the future. Every gift is a miracle, a chance to change the world. And every gift is Love, the kind of love that protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres.
If you are currently pledging to St. James’, thank you! If you have not pledged before, please consider doing so. Every gift of wealth, works, and wisdom goes toward our ministry and mission, and yours is essential to us.
On behalf of the Stewardship Committee, I ask that you pray with us as we launch our annual gathering of gifts and gratitude, and consider how you will financially contribute towards the ministries of St. James’. Together, we can grow our faith through generosity.