A message from Transitional Interim Minister, Hank Anderson:
As a church, we have been blessed with a legacy of significant ministry to our community and to the world in the name of Jesus Christ. And, though we are amid transition, our ministry continues. As I have reminded the congregation several times in recent weeks, that ministry includes:
- Reaching out to community groups including Parkside school, Bent school, Carle BroMenn Hospital, and regional alternative schools.
- Opening the doors of the church to a variety of community organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, NA, Fibers of Love, a Bridge club, Seedling Theater and more.
- Our small groups continue to meet, and more are being planned in the coming weeks.
- A Transition Team is hard at work guiding us through the interim process.
- We are looking ahead to a new season of ministry and vitality.
All of this is being done in fulfillment of our mission:
To invite and welcome all to the Lord’s Table, to strengthen our spirituality with God and one another through prayer, worship, study, and fellowship, and to serve our community with compassion.
With all the above in mind, I am asking you to consider your financial support of First Christian Church during 2022. We have exciting opportunities ahead, but we need your continued support to take advantage of those opportunities. Your response to this request will help us better plan for the ministry of this church for the coming year.
Please use the form below to fill out the Stewardship 2022 Response Form. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
2022 Stewardship Campaign Pledge Card
Thank you for supporting First Christian Church through time, talents, and financial giving. This page is intended to help you choose the best method of financially supporting FCC regularly or as a one-time gift.
- Check or cash
- Electronic Funds Transfer (automatic checking withdrawal)
Our Stewardship Ministry’s Mission Statement: We provide opportunities to support the ministries of First Christian Church which seek to do God’s work in the church and beyond. Offerings are used to support local and global ministries, meet church expenses, and provide emergency assistance for our neighbors in this community and all over the world.
The principals by which we make our offerings:
- Joyfully (2 Corinthians 9:7 – Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver.)
- In proportion to income (1 Corinthians 16:2 – On the first day of every week each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come, no collections will have to be made.)
- Generously (Psalm 37:26 – They are always generous and lend freely, their children will be blessed.)
Our offerings do not end with money, but are also realized with the giving of the talents and time God has given us.
“While the ministries we are called to do not happen outside the active presence of God’s redemptive activity in this world, certainly, the transforming life and ministry of the church is also utterly dependent upon all church members remaining faithful to a personal and corporate life of stewardship; a radical relinquishing of our selves, completely, to the generous possibilities of God in this world.”
— The Rev. Warren Lynn, Minister for Christian Vocations, at Disciples Home Missions, A General Ministry of the The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from www.wellfedspirit.org/stewardship
Acts 20:35 – In everything I did, I showed that by this kind of hard work, we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”