It’s the beginning of Lent. In Mark’s article last week, we were reminded that people sometimes give something up or take something on as an act of spiritual mindfulness during this time. While we think of these practices during Lent, the Stewardship Ministry thanks you for honoring them last fall during our annual Stewardship drive.
How did this happen? First of all, many of you decided last fall to give up something like a new book or a fall mum plant to support the church’s Growing Hearts & Minds campaign. Then many of you followed the Lenten practice of taking something on as you increased your support of our church’s ministries.
As we begin Lent, we see that your generous pledges and contributions are enriching a vibrant Christian Education program with a coordinator position. Your giving provides for Syrian families who have settled here and a hot meal on the South Side of Chicago. Your contributions help create fellowship for visitors and friends over coffee or a meal. Your time and effort provide care for our beautiful historic building and gardens. Your participation enhances meaningful worship on Sunday mornings through preaching, prayer, and music.
We look forward to continuing the practices of giving something up and taking something on to support the mission and ministry of our church. Thank you for your generosity!