Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“Stewardship as Discipleship”: It sounds good, but what does it mean? As we enter the stewardship season for ECC, we are challenged to go deeper into the roots of what brings us together as Christians as a whole, and within the ECC community. As we pursue a path of shaping ourselves to be better disciples and stewards, the combination of both allows us to answer God’s call in a more profound and personal way.
Stewardship is something most people know: Time, Talent, and Treasure and how these resources are shared to benefit your community and church. Whereas Discipleship takes this a step further, reminding us to hear Christ’s call, take it into our heart, and shape one’s life in imitation of Him. They mean different things but are like two sides of the same coin, intertwining beautifully and powerfully to guide us and remind us to live our lives to the fullest, and closer to Christ’s teachings.
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13
As fellow Disciples of Christ, we ask that you prayerfully consider the gifts of treasure when completing the enclosed pledge card. We are mindful some may not be able to support our church financially to the extent they would like. We are grateful for what you can provide. If you are able, please consider giving more and sharing in providing the resources needed for a vibrant church and ECC community.
Please return the completed pledge card or make your online pledge by 10/25/21 so that we may receive it in time by Consecration Sunday on October 31st.
We thank all of you that have so faithfully given in the past. Your generosity and kindness are an inspiration and go a long way in helping to create a confident future for our church family.
Your ECC Stewardship committee, Bryan Forst (Chair), Rev. Joanne Myer, (IIM), Penny Gates, Cassie Miller, Jol Sprowles