Fall Stewardship Letter

Dear

Once again we are enjoying the beauty of God’s creation all around us as the transition is made from Summer to Fall, and then from Fall to Winter.

We live in such a beautiful part of the country as the Autumn leaves fill the trees with brilliant colors making the hills look like gigantic multi-colored flowers!  Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear

I wanted to take a few moments to send a letter to encourage each and every one within our congregation to pause for a few moments and consider our level of service within the church.

Of course, I realize there are some here who are brand new attendees and perhaps still trying to decide if this will be your “home church”, and that is understandable. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Friends,

I greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Many of you have watched as I have, the disaster that has unfolded in the State of Texas.  Words such as “epic” and “unprecedented” are being used to describe an event many of us have never even imagined we would see unfold in our lifetime.  Some have said that it is not just a 100-year flood, but that it’s in the 500-800 year range.

It has been heartbreaking to watch as families are escaping the flood waters (not all have escaped), with just a pair of shoes and a back pack to take with them to the nearest shelter where they will receive much-needed assistance at least temporarily.  Children look at their surroundings in bewilderment, but to be quite honest, adults are doing the same thing. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Present and Former Friends of FCC,

In October, First Christian Church will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary!  To celebrate 100 years of the Lord’s faithfulness, we would like to extend an invitation to a special celebratory service to be held on Sunday, October 23rd, and then to a luncheon where we will spend time in fellowship as a body. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Congratulations on Election Victory

Dear Mayor White,

On behalf of the staff and congregation of First Christian Church, I want to congratulate you and wish you all the best on your recent election victory.

We are living in tumultuous times, and it takes great courage and sacrifice to be willing to step forward and lead as we navigate these rough waters.  Our prayer for you as a congregation is that you can not only lead by example but also surround yourself with those who would give wise counsel. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Friends and Family of FCC,

Sunday, September 15th is our annual church Homecoming Service and on behalf of the entire pastoral staff, I would like to invite you to join us.

We celebrate Homecoming each year, taking the time to look back over the blessings of the past year and forward into the future with anticipation for what the Lord is going to do in the year to come.  It is also a time for those who have been a part of our church body in the past to “come home” and join us to celebrate their time as a part of our congregation.  Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Michael,

On behalf of the congregation of FCC, I want to congratulate you on 20 years of service to the church as a member of the Church Board.

As a body, we have been blessed with your wisdom and dedication to the church, serving faithfully and always reaching above and beyond what is asked of you to help further the message of the Gospel.  You have been instrumental in helping the church to remain good and faithful stewards of the money that has been entrusted to us, as well as helping to appoint and send missionaries who have taken the message of the Gospel around the world. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Happy Birthday to Elderly Woman

Dear (FIRST NAME),

On behalf of the staff and congregation of First Christian Church, I want to congratulate you and wish you the happiest of days on your 95th birthday!

It is said that with age comes wisdom, and as a church family, we have been so abundantly blessed with your wisdom and insight over the years.  Your rich history and faithful testimony are a source of great joy and blessing to us here at First Christian Church, and we want to take the time to honor you on your special day!  Some of the highlights of your time here with us have included: Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Senator Rogers,

Please accept my congratulations on your recent election victory.

You have accepted a position of leadership in a very tumultuous time.  As Christians, we are called to be “salt and light” to the world around us, and I want to encourage you to take this mandate seriously as you make decisions that will affect not only how we live today, but how our children inherit the world that we are to leave them. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Invitation to Fill a Pew Sunday

Dear Church,

Next Sunday, September 17th, is our annual “Fill-a-Pew” Sunday and we are so excited! This is a wonderful opportunity to invite your unchurched family and friends to a service designed especially to reach them.

We will have a guest speaker, Pastor Michael Jones from Over There Christian Church, and our worship team is putting together a wonderful surprise that we know will encourage and uplift your hearts as well as present a clear Gospel message to our guests. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!