What is God calling US to do?
When God told Noah to build an ark so that Noah and his family (and the animals!) could survive 40 days and nights of torrential rains, Noah didn’t question God. He just started building. As a congregation we need to think about what is God calling US as a congregation to do, and how we can get there. This fundraiser has a number attached–and it’s a big one: $40,000. This is the amount that we as a congregation committed to raising when we passed our 2016 budget at the annual meeting. But this fundraiser isn’t just about numbers, it’s is really about mission. It’s about allowing us as a congregation to be financially ready to do what God is calling us to do.
Help Achieve Our Goal
Together, we can be ready. With a little bit from everyone in the congregation we can get our ark built and be ready for whatever God calls us to do. If everyone gives something over the next 40 days we can meet our goal. Kids, can you share some of your allowance and dig into your piggy banks and give $.25 per day for the next 40 days? Grownups, can you brew your own coffee at home for the next 40 days and give that $5 per day to Good Shepherd’s mission instead? It will take everyone coming together for 40 days, examining what God is calling YOU to do, and participating in order for Good Shepherd Church to be ready for what God is calling us to do together.
We will kick off our 40 Days Fundraiser during worship on July 30 and 31, 2016, and we will celebrate our success on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2016. We’ll measure our progress with a Noah’s ark sign in the Narthex.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor John or Pastor Carl-Eric or Finance Committee co-chairs Bill Angerman or Jen Woodford.
Thank you for taking the time to prayerfully consider what you are able to do over 40 days to help us be ready.