All In - 2016 Stewardship Campaign
From October 25 - November 15, First United Methodist Church will conduct our “All In” stewardship campaign for 2016.
What does it mean to be ALL IN?
"It (the Gospel) doesn't cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go 'all in,' a term that simply means placing all that you have into God's hands. Pushing it all in. And that's where we get stuck -- spiritual no man's land. We're afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It's not true. The only thing you'll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: God won't hold out on you." (Mark Batterson)
Sunday, October 25 - Love
God's love know no bounds. NONE! God loves us beyond measure and we must in turn try and reflect this same love into the world. If we are fully committed disciples who are "all in," then we are called to love those who our God loves (everyone).
Sunday, November 1- Grow
On November 1, All Saints Day, we will give thanks for those who have gone before us and helped us to "grow" in our faith. We will celebrate their dedication and commitment that brought us to where we are today. If we are "all in," then we should be helping a new generation grow into being disciples of Jesus Christ.
All Church Dinner - On Sunday, November 1 at 6:00 pm, we invite everyone to attend an all-church dinner. The meal will be catered by Judy Dodd. Come for a night of music, food, and fellowship.
Sunday, November 8 - Share (Commitment sunday)
This Sunday, we commit again financially and otherwise to serve God through the ministries of First Church. We pray that our commitments honor God and equip us to serve our neighbors.
During all worship services, you will be offered an opportunity to prayerfully commit your gifts to God for 2016 in our worship services.
Sunday, November 15 - Serve
Scripture continually challenges us to go beyond our walls and our comfort zones and out into the world to serve our neighbor. Today we will challenge ourselves again to go to all corners of the kingdom to serve God and our neighbor. In particular, we need to focus on our neighbors that can easily be overlooked and challenge ourselves again to look with "kingdom eyes" so that we see those that the world often overlooks.
Thank you for being part of the First United Methodist Church family. May God's blessings be on you now and in the coming year!