For Such A Time As This
Powering the ministry of NDPC
September 24, 2018
Who knows whether it is not for such a time as this that you have come to royal estate? (Book of Esther 4:14)
Dear Church Family,
The time has come: our annual opportunity to reassess all the ways we give to the life and ministry of NDPC. For each of us in different ways, North Decatur Presbyterian Church has been a place that has fostered core values of love, compassion, and justice in a world that feels resistant and often antagonistic to living these fundamental truths. These values form the center of our identity as individual children of God and as a community known as the “body of Christ.” In such a time as this, where divisiveness, brutality, and domination persist, we must find strength in each other’s kindness, faith and courage. Our action in the world must continue. Our hope must flourish. Our wisdom and our investment in the next generation deepen. Our honor for our elders and our compassion for the vulnerable strengthen our shared vision. Our care for creation must be cultivated. Our voices speak truth together.
Today we ask you to consider that at such a time as this, the things we are doing as a community of faith are making a profound and life-giving impact on our individual lives and on the lives of those around us.
Now, in order to shine our light as bright as this time necessitates, we need the resources, both financial and corporeal, to fuel the flame. And so we ask you to consider the impact we can make in this time of too much meanness and too much despair. With God’s help and with our offerings, we are truly making a difference, day by day, year by year.
HERE’S WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO:
First of all, pause and pray. Give thanks for the many gifts you have received from God. Ask God for guidance in how you, as a member of this community of faith, can most faithfully contribute our ministry.
Just as important, make a Time and Talent commitment for the year.
Let us know what you’re good at and where you feel you can plug in. You can enter your preferences through your member portal, or download a copy and fill it out.
Dedication Sunday is October 28th! We are already tallying incoming responses, and we want to add yours as soon as we can.
During the next few weeks…
Pray with gratitude and hope for the work God is doing through NDPC.
Listen for news during our worship services about the impact of our ministries.
Watch for stories in our weekly newsletter about opportunities for giving and service.
Share this opportunity with those around you.
For detailed instructions to create your pledge online, go to this Webwalk page. You can also access the online pledge via your mobile app through the Give section. For instructions on how to download the Churchlife App to your mobile device, go to these instructions.
Thank you for everything you have already given, and thank you for generously sharing your resources to help fuel our holy flame.
Together in faith,
Your Stewardship Team
Laurie Carter, Ellen Gadberry, Jill Jacques, Jack Kittle,
Rick Neale, Larry Mosley, Sallie Owens, Susan White