By John Avignone, Stewardship Committee Chair
At our June meeting with AHCC leadership present, the Stewardship Committee decided to re-launch the Annual Stewardship Campaign.
Our decision followed a healthy discussion where members shared feelings and concerns about Matt
Laney’s departure, the importance of transition time and hopes for our future.
While Committee members voiced the need for reflection and healing, we also recognized our need to come together as a congregation, to move forward, and to create a solid financial foundation for the ministries of AHCC.
As of June 30, 2017, 244 member households have pledged nearly $600,000 – about half of the $1.2 million needed to sustain our core ministries for the new church year that began July 1. To continue these ministries – worship, pastoral care, spiritual growth and spiritual fellowship, outreach, music and arts – we still have far to go.
While we are thankful and fortunate that non-pledge giving has increased in recent years, non-pledge gifts cannot be the basis of our budgeting process.
To those members who have submitted their pledge, we THANK YOU for your faithfulness at this time.
To those members who have not pledged yet, please help us build a foundation for the future by renewing your commitment to God’s church today.
Now more than ever, we are all called to be “faithful stewards of God’s grace.” Look for our re-launch mailing and pledge card in July, or login to the member portal and pledge online.
If you have any questions regarding your pledge, please contact Deb Holden at the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.216.9833.
Thank you for your consideration – and for your faithful stewardship!