Dear Church Family,
The season of Thanksgiving is upon us, and there are many ways for us to offer our gratitude to God. Generosity is our most tangible means of expressing thanks. In the spirit of the familiar hymn, “Because I have been given much, I too must give.” Giving of ourselves, our time, our energy, and our material blessings is a beautiful expression our thanksgiving to God. When we are generous, we become channels by which God can love people, care for this world, and spread the good news of Jesus Christ. At the same time, our own generosity impacts us, showing us that if our basic needs in life are met, then we really do have enough. And when we have enough, then God calls on us to be generous with our resources so that the various needs of the church and the world can be met.
On behalf of the Stewardship Committee, we invite you to express your gratitude to God in the next year through your generosity. The theme of our stewardship emphasis this year is, in fact, Gratitude & Generosity. They go hand in hand. As the old song goes, “You can’t have one without the other.” If we are truly grateful, then we will naturally be generous. Such generosity will look different for each of us, depending on the circumstances of our lives. Some can give much while others can give only a little. What matters most is that we let our generosity spring from our gratitude to God, trusting that if we give gratefully and sacrificially, God will continue to provide for us.
Included with this letter is a stewardship pledge card — an opportunity for you to make a commitment to grateful generosity to God and to the church. Take time to prayerfully consider how you will practice gratitude and generosity through the ministries of our church this year that are supported by our budget of $1.88 million. Then, be sure to submit your pledge through the offering plate in worship on Commitment Sunday, November 13, or any time through the church office. Conveniently, you also have the option of pledging online at www.fbcrome.com.
God has been so generous to us. Let us be grateful, and may our gratitude to God lead us to be more generous followers of Christ.
Grateful for you,
David Brooks John Wilson
Pastor Chair, Stewardship Committee
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“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”