These three simple phases clearly state God's goals for us as
Christians. Loving God and loving our neighbor is something we can
do alone but changing the world often takes a community. Our small
community – Trinity Parish – has been working hard the last few
years at changing the world.
It's important to keep that in mind when we begin to think about
stewardship. In order to change the world we need first to have a
solid foundation at home and that's what your pledge donation has
done. It has provided Trinity with the ability to be a stable and self-sustaining
In past years it has been your generous response to outreach
campaigns which has made it possible for Trinity to reach out its
hands in love to those in need both here at home and in other parts
of the world.
This year we would like to challenge ourselves to think about
our parish budget as an additional source of outreach funding. We
would like to allocate a portion of our pledge income to add to your
support of existing and new outreach initiatives.
We are beginning this year's Stewardship Campaign on
November 10. It will end on Ingathering Sunday, November 24, the
day on which we return our pledges. Early in November you will
receive a letter outlining our needs in the upcoming year and a pledge
form to offer your financial commitment to Trinity.
During the next few weeks spend some time if you can
prayerfully considering how important this small community is to you
and how your donation can help this community change the world.