Growing Generosity from Generation to Generation
Stewardship Appeal 2020
French Creek Lutheran Church is a generous congregation committed to sharing faith from generation to generation. The founders gathered together to establish a place to grow in faith and share Christ with their children, grandchildren and descendants they would never meet.
Over 150 years after its founding, the congregation continues this mission today. Children and youth experience the love of God through worship, Sunday school, camp experiences, confirmation and mission trips. Parents, grandparents, and other caring adults support one another in community as they raise their children in faith and wrestle with the challenges of life. Congregation elders share their wisdom and talents with the faith community and find strength and comfort in fellowship.
In response to God’s generosity to them, the people of French Creek give generously to continuing ministry in the valley and to neighbors in need. The congregation has supported missionaries, shared generously when disaster strikes, trained lay leaders, supported seminarians, given to community needs, and maintained the beautiful building and grounds entrusted by previous generations. This spirit of generosity continues.
In the coming year French Creek will strengthen its impact in exciting ways. An additional $15,000 in gifts and offerings in 2020 will empower this church to:
SUSTAINING MINISTRY EXCELLENCE
Hear and live the good news of Jesus Christ
- Through improving communications and coordination and by increasing the support of the work of volunteers and staff.
- Through increasing generosity to share ministry and ministry partners.
DEEPENING COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS
Welcome everyone to worship God
- Through improving the collaboration in worship planning, music and art, and by inviting members to share their gifts in worship.
- Through encouraging and celebrating community-building events hosted by French Creek.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS
Spread it from generation to generation
- In the congregation – through realigning ministry and pastoral priorities to better serve this area.
- In the world – through increasing support of faith growth opportunities at camp, summer youth mission, and other learning