We are planning for the future during October. It happens about the same time each year. Church of the Cross asks you to prayerfully consider your gift for 2017 so that in turn we may plan for a productive and promising year. It is exciting that we are a family church and a program church all rolled into one church - quite a nice amalgamation of qualities to have in this day and age. We are large enough to have varied and quality programs, yet we are small enough that we know each other and want to spend time together.
In the same way, let your light shine before men,
That they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
The Stewardship Committee will be mailing a letter and pledge card to our members in early October. As you contemplate this decision for 2017, do so knowing that we are impacting our community; we are committed to mission, not only with our hands, but also with 20% of our budget; we are helping raise another generation of young adults who will serve their God with compassion and caring attitudes; and that each committee carefully monitors our programs for effectiveness while being good stewards. Stewardship Sunday will be October 30, I look forward to your responses.