As the Stewardship Committee Chairman for 2018, I would like to invite you to join us in God’s Great Project. Unlike the rubble found by Nehemiah when he returned to Jerusalem, we do not have to start over to rebuild our temple. First United Methodist Church has been a blessing to Lubbock and the South Plains for 125 years by creating a grace-filled environment where Jesus Christ transforms lives. Each and every person involved in the church has committed a portion of their time and gifts to help continue God’s Great Project and make an impact on God’s community and I invite you to continue this great tradition.
Stewardship is more than a tithe that one gives each week at the church or electronically. Stewardship is defined as “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care”. The church has been entrusted to our care. It is our duty to honor the stewards before us and the next generation in caring for our church. I invite you to review the brochure that is provided with this letter. In the brochure, you will find a brief overview of our church and some of the ministries it provides. Our church is unique in the scope and breadth of its ministries. As a parent, the amazing work our children’s ministry does with our children truly is amazing. The lessons and impact this ministry helps lay the foundation for our children growing into grace-filled Christians in this world. Other ministries, such as Second Helpings and Music, are community treasures that are renowned and respected. As you read the brochure, look for ways you can connect and grow in our church. Commitment Sunday will be on October 29th, 2017. Leading up to Commitment Sunday, you will have the opportunity to listen to people share their stories of faith and generosity with the church. I hope these brief messages will demonstrate how our church has created an impact in people’s lives. As you reflect on your giving for the upcoming year, I challenge you to look at what FUMC has done for you in your life and how you can help those continue the grand tradition of First Methodist Church Lubbock.
2018 Stewardship Campaign Chair