. . .. we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us:

Romans 12:5-6

We are inching our way toward our goal of everyone’s making a pledge for the operations of the church for our 121st year. I mentioned in October when we started this year’s in-gathering that throughout time and across geography and despite the size of the church, it takes about $35 per person per week to run a church. I also suggested that our gifts are not all so equally divided out. Some give more, some give less. This is the way it has been from the beginning. St. Paul noted it in his letter to the church in Rome. Some contribute this way, and others that way, but all of it is a commitment to a community and a way of being in that community that has nothing less as its goal, than the peace of the world.

If you have not made or pledge and would like to, please either call the office or drop us a note and we’ll help you do that. Barring that, the Board of Finance will be making phone calls in the coming weeks to check in with you. This is important, and your generous pledge — everyone’s — is vital to our ability to be a thriving church with a beautiful building, a talented staff and wonderful music and vigorous outreach.

Thank you for your gifts!

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