With Cheerful Hearts
On behalf of the 2012-2013 Stewardship Committee and the larger St. Columba’s parish family, we want to thank you for your past support. Your pledge makes a difference. We do not say this lightly. Without every parishioner contributing, St. Columba’s will not be able to continue the wonderful ministries or maintain the buildings and cam- pus that have become our parish home. Now more than ever we are all dependent upon each other and our parish needs all of us to make a commitment for the coming year.
Our goal for 2013 is $525,000 and 150 pledging households. We can achieve this goal with the prayers and commitment of each household. Your pledge now is more important than ever before! Your sharing of the gifts and blessings God has given you allow God's mission to spread further into our community and make real the love and hope that comes from the Good News of Jesus Christ.
During the last several months, we’ve heard story after story of how giving has become a joyful act and not simply an obligation. That is the full sentiment captured in our campaign slogan that comes from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians: "Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work" (II Cor 9:7-8). With cheerful hearts and acknowledging the abundance of God we share our time, talent and financial support for the sake of the Gospel and the mission of the Church. Your pledge and support make possible all that goes on daily in our parish.
Together, we can make a each discover what a joy it is to give in the Name of Jesus Christ and to share in the spreading of the Good News of the Gospel. You may pledge electronically this year by using the link below. All pledges are confidential, known to the parish treasurer alone. Our campign's Ingathering Sunday is October 30. Thank you for your support and being good stewards of the blessings God has given us!