November 22, 2020
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and our church is no exception. With the generous support of our congregation, we are managing through this period.
Importantly, we are looking forward. November is our time to receive the anticipated level of your financial support for our ministries for 2021. Our theme for the stewardship campaign is “What Really Matters?” Throughout this pandemic, we have all learned that some things where we focused our attention and resources turned out not to be that important. Others turned out to be especially important. While HUMC has been impacted by the physical closing of our building for the most part, we have continued to do our work across the congregation and in the greater community. As we share our plans and aspirations for 2021 over the coming weeks, we hope you agree on the central importance of faith and HUMC in your life and make a commitment to sustain and enhance our ministries. We will culminate with Pledge Sunday on November 22.
Our commitment is to continue to care for our congregation, increase our outreach to the community, and grow the church as we enter the coming year. As we all are conscious of practicing safety protocols in these difficult days and will have worship online on Pledge Sunday, November 22, we are recommending completing your pledge card online.
Where possible, we are encouraging our faithful givers to become sustaining donors to HUMC by having your pledge payments automatically deducted from your bank account on the weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis that you prefer. This service is free of charge and allows your donations to be received by the church without any delays or interruptions. There is a place in the online pledge form to indicate this method as your preference. If you prefer a different method to share your confidential pledge for 2021, please simply text, call, or email me.
Please be as generous as possible as you consider “what really matters.” That amount is different for everyone—so, please give at a level that feels right to you in accordance with Jesus’ encouragement to give cheerfully and out of the abundance that God has given to each of us.
Chair, Stewardship and Finance