Stewardship Time Again
Stewardship Time Again
Can you believe it?!  It seems like we do this every year.  That’s because we do.  (LOL)  
Some folks don’t like stewardship campaigns as a means to drum up support for the church budget, but I think it’s a good practice.  It’s a good exercise for Christian disciples to take some time every so often to consider where they want to place God and his work as a priority in their life.  You see, stewardship isn’t just about finances.  It’s also about how we spend our time.  We talk a lot about tithing our money (and we’re going to give you an opportunity to make a financial pledge for 2021), but what about tithing our time.  What would it look like for you and I to tithe 10% of our time each day/week/month/year to the work of the kingdom?  I encourage you to think about how such a practice would benefit the kingdom of God, and you, too.
Now, back to finances.  I want to begin by saying a huge THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to our congregation.  In the face of a pandemic, a move to virtual worship, Zoom calls for Sunday School Classes and other meetings, etc., you have been extraordinarily faithful in your financial support of the ministries of Front Street.  I have to admit that back in March I was scared about what our finances might look like in August or September.  But all is well.  We are right where we should be at this time of the year, and it’s all because of you!  Thank you!
As we look toward our 2021 Budget, you have hopefully already seen the summary that we published.  The 2021 Budget is largely the same as the 2020 Budget, only about $5,000 lower.  Together we can do as good a job supporting it as we did this year.
We will have our 2021 Stewardship Campaign from November 8-22.  The theme for this year comes from the book of Esther, and is For Such a Time as This.  By now you should have received a letter and pledge card.  Please place the pledge card somewhere you can see it and pray over it for the next couple of weeks.  We will celebrate Pledge Sunday on November 22. 
On Pledge Sunday (November 22) we will have the opportunity to communicate our pledges for 2021; and, this year you have a couple of options on how to do that:
  • You can bring your pledge card to worship, if you are comfortable attending in person.
  • You can mail your pledge card to our Financial Manager, Tammy Page, in the church office (PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216).
  • You can deliver your pledge card to the Church Office Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • This year there is a new option.  You can enter your pledge online.  This online method has the same blanks to fill in as the paper pledge card.  When you hit “Submit” after the final question, it will send the information directly to our Financial Manager, Tammy Page.
As we look toward the future, I pray the Lord would bless each of you
as you negotiate this strange time in which we live.  And I pray that the Lord would continue to bless us together, as a church, as we seek to be faithful in how we live, give, and love.  For it truly in the name of Christ, and for such a time as this, that we have been called.
Grace and peace,


Last Published: November 10, 2020 2:17 PM
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