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Make Your Commitment Now: 2020 Commitment Online Form

Thank you to our witnesses, panelists, and all those who attended “Supporting Our Mission” forums in October. There was rich and meaningful sharing about the impact our ministries are having on our members, in our community, and beyond.

One panelist noted:

I spent time reflecting on my remarks and the experience helped me further clarify my understanding and appreciation of this faith community, i.e. the continuity between mission, community-building, and stewardship concerns.
-Mary Johnson

We also heard from ministry leaders about their vision and priorities to continue Supporting Our Mission in 2020:

  • Strengthen our children, youth, and family ministry with a full-time minister.
  • Support our growing spiritual life groups and fund more adult education opportunities.
  • Relaunch our children’s choir and support our bell choir with additional staff.
  • Extend our outreach work with the Farmers Market, advocacy, and social justice.
  • Practice our values by raising staff compensation to meet recommended livable wages and competitive benefits.

St. John’s ongoing impact relies on you — our parishioners — to commit time, talent, and financial support, to sustain the ministries that improve the lives of our members and the communities we support. We invite you now to make a commitment to participate — through your time and your money — in our vision and mission.

Complete a commitment now on our website here, or find a card in your pew or from an usher and place it in the offering plate on Sunday.

Make your commitment before the next vestry meeting, on November 18, to make sure your contribution is part of next year’s budget.

As we have heard, our open doors and welcoming spirit impact not just the person who walks through them, but everyone whose lives they touch. For us to sustain this generosity of spirit and excellence in ministry, we need for all of us to contribute what we can.

In gratitude,

St. John’s Stewardship Committee

In giving to St. John’s, you support ministries that improve the lives of our congregation and those we support within and beyond our walls.  All contributions combine to make our goals possible.

St. John’s is a “body” of faith that manifest God’s work and influences via worship, music, fellowship, community, outreach, youth, and adult education. I support SJE for that body of faith that nurtures me and brings me closer to God. It is a special community and I see the benefits my contribution makes in every event, every Sunday, in every parishioner.
– Tricia Durst

After my husband and I were married here, it dawned on me that the programs, small groups, and other offerings at St. John’s require a tremendous amount of support. That support comes in the form of the staff’s care and labor, volunteering of time and talent by the members of St. John’s, and financial support of those who are able. I knew I wanted to volunteer my time to at least one of the programs at our parish, but I also knew that I could not provide support to all that St. John’s does unless I made a stewardship pledge. My pledge reflects my desire that all who come to our community can find a small group or program that speaks to their needs.
– 
Kevin Seitz-Paquette

 

Make Your Commitment Now: 2020 Commitment Online Form

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