Dear Christ Church family,
In our ever-changing world, we long for some things to remain stable and consistent. The presence of Christ Episcopal Church along Kings Highway has served to comfort parishioners for well over three centuries. Happily, this has not changed, despite the uncertain times in which we currently find ourselves. Our church stands as a vital reminder of God’s presence in our lives. We find comfort in this stability and consistency, especially now when our hold on life as we have known it may seem somewhat tenuous. But our church endures, we can count on its presence in our lives; and for this we are truly grateful.
As we move from Summer into Autumn, we begin to look closely at how we can express our gratitude through our stewardship. Christ Church’s position as a bastion of love, a haven of peace, a safe place for spiritual enrichment and a launchpad for God’s mission cannot be taken for granted. To serve these roles, the church’s financial health is essential; and the autumn is when we take this into account.
One of the ways that we show our gratitude is by pledging our financial support of the church. It is my hope that you will join me in being generous to God and God’s mission in the world by being generous to God’s church. If this spirit of gratitude inspires our giving, I’ve no doubt that every individual and every family will undergo meaningful, thoughtful and prayerful discernment in determining what their annual contribution to Christ Church should be; and that these contributions will result in the church’s strong financial health.
In peace and gratitude,