This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. We will together bring forward our commitments for the 2020 mission and ministry of GRACE Church. It is so humbling to watch God at work in you – as you bring your commitment cards down and place them in the baskets. The act of making our commitments is such a tangible expression of our unity and our shared commitment to Jesus and his work in our church and our mission to the Lehigh Valley.
Typically, we do this in the Fall for the next year. This year, because of the SHINE capital campaign, we are doing this in January for the 2020 year. If you are on our mailing list, I hope you have received a 2020 commitment card in the mail. No worries if you didn’t – Commitment cards will be available on Sundays. If you cannot be at services on Sunday, I hope you will make your financial commitment online NOW – Click here.
I continue to be grateful for your generosity and all that we get to do together because of your giving. I am praying that our giving will continue to grow as we live into our exciting future – for the next generation, for the city of Bethlehem, for men and women and boys and girls to find and follow Jesus. I challenge you to prayerfully consider increasing your giving and investment in God’s work at GRACE. It is so important for our ministry budget to be strong in this strategic season.
Sunday, I will continue our series…. “Your Best Life” with… BE RICH. You can’t live your best life without having a plan for your money. As uncomfortable as talking about money can be, Jesus talked a lot about it. 11 of his 39 parables talked about money. On Sunday, we will have a look at why he talked so much about money – and the answer might surprise you.
Join me in praying that God will move in all our hearts as we present our commitments this weekend.
Dr. Marnie Crumpler, Senior Pastor