You will receive a letter in the mail inviting you to pledge to the church in 2016, along with a pledge card for you to fill out. During Sunday's service we will come forward and offer our pledge cards. If you cannot be with us on Sunday, you can bring your pledge card with you to another service, mail in to the church in the included envelope, or make your pledge online.
A "pledge" is a promise to give a certain amount of financial support to First Baptist Church over a certain period of time. A pledge means we are being intentional about giving and becoming generous. Everyone is encouraged to participate and any amount is accepted. Pledges remain anonymous and nobody will ever ask you how much you are pledging.
Children will also contribute to Commitments Sunday. During the service they can offer their own Pledge Cards (when appropriate) and will offer works of art as expressions of their time and talent.
In addition to pledging for the upcoming year, we will welcome six new church members on Sunday. Come welcome them into the community and introduce yourselves!
And finally, as was mentioned, the season of Advent is upon us. At 11:15 AM, after worship this Sunday, we will make Advent wreaths in the chapel. Please join us in constructing your own wreath so you will be ready to light candles at your own table.
The wreaths are a gift to you and come from Homeworkers Organized for More Employment (H.O.M.E.) - where our students traveled to serve this past July. Those who would like to contribute to the cost of the wreaths may make a recommended donation of $20.
As you can see, there is a lot going on and upcoming at our church! As Fall colors fade into Winter nights, our corner of Beacon and Centre is a great place to be.