It is halfway through the summer so I thought I would take this opportunity to give you an update on our Summer of Giving program. I am blessed beyond words to report that we as a church have increased our giving this summer and are really starting to develop a culture of Stewardship here at Centenary UMC.
In 2014 during May thru the first half of July members and friends of Centenary UMC weekly giving was $18,623.31. So far this summer, in the same time period, members and friends of Centenary UMC have increased their stewardship in the form of financial support of tithes and offerings to $25,460.37! That is a 37% increase this summer so far! Praise be to God!
But that is not all! In addition, offerings received by CUMC specifically to help pay apportionments have significantly increased as well! During the above mentioned time period in 2014 CUMC received offerings of $239.50 to go towards apportionments. In the same time frame so far this summer we have received $1,534.00, a 504% increase. Can I get an Amen?
We are halfway towards possibly the best summer ever in terms of not only Stewardship but also increased attendance during worship here at Centenary UMC. Let us continue to be a blessing to Jesus Christ and His church by continuing to attend worship whenever possible and continuing to financially support making disciples of Jesus Christ here at CUMC this summer.
Continue, brothers and sisters, to faithfully give as you have prayerfully discerned you are called by God to in terms of both quantity and quality. This may very well be the first fall in quite a while where we can focus on our mission and fall programming instead of communicating about and asking for your help with a financial short fall….and I think God would be just as happy about that as you would.
Peace, Grace, Love and Hope, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.