2022 STEWARDSHIP

&

ANNUAL APPEAL

 In 2022 we will begin the celebration of our 250th year as a community of faith in Atkinson. Our history is rich with disciples made, worship lifted up, people comforted and taught, but, perhaps most importantly, service to our members, our community, and indeed the world.

 

The past two years have contained challenges that our forbearers could not even have imagined, and yet, we have not only survived, but thrived! Our shift to online worship, our Teams continuing to find ways to get things done and engage our community, hosting additional 12 step group meetings, virtual fellowship, support for the food pantries, the Socks, Gloves, and Hats drive and so much more proved your generosity and resilience.

 

Which brings us to our budget for next year. It’s time to ask you for your estimate of giving for 2022 so we can responsibly plan the year ahead. The theme for our anniversary celebration is “250 Years of Service.” The need for what we can accomplish together has never been greater, and the cost to do it never higher. There is so much good we can do together that none of us could accomplish on our own.

 

The world asks: “What does a person own?” God asks, “How does a person use what he or she has been given?”

 

Your pledge, your commitment to The Light on the Hill has never been more critically needed. We ask that you complete the pledge form below by December 27th. Please be as generous as you can in your gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure.

 

Thank you for all the ways you support our shared ministry and missions!

Other ways to give

God’s Word calls us to obediently “tithe” (give 10%) of what He gives us, to do His kingdom work. “Offerings” given to God are gifts above and beyond our tithes. Tithes and offerings are vital to the health of Our Church and provide for all the areas of ministry and outreach.


OUR GOAL IS 100% PARTICIPATION in giving to the Generous Future.


That might mean being lavishly generous or simply sacrificial…like sacrificing a fast food meal once a week and giving that cost to the Generous Future fund. What you give should be decided between you and God, and ask that you give in some way from a worshipful heart.

Prayerfully consider:


2 Corinthians 9:7-8 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart what to give, not reluctantly of under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”


We are asking that you prayerfully support and sacrificially give to fulfill God’s vision for the future of our Church. Come along side and be part of the next phase of our miraculous story, and prepare to be blessed.


Thank you for partnering and investing in the ministry of Our Church and in our community as well as giving to further God’s Kingdom!