Christmas Pastoral Letters

Church Absence Letter – Criticism Theme

Warm greetings!

I wanted to take a moment to send this note to let you know that we have missed you at Church lately.

I certainly do understand that life gets busy quite quickly. Work schedules in addition to our family responsibilities sometimes be a real balancing act for daily lives.

There is just something about taking a break from all the things that clamor for our attention and spending time with the church family on a Sunday. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Church Wall of Thanks

Greetings in Christ!

As we draw closer to the Holiday Season in which we celebrate a time of thankfulness just prior to remembering and appreciating the birth of our Savior, we thought it would be nice to observe the Thanksgiving season in a unique way.

During the month of November we will dedicate space on one of our walls in the church foyer as a “Wall of Thanks”. On this space we will hang paper, and we are asking each and every person who would like to share a thought, testimonial or drawing of what they are thankful for by using the supplied colored pencils to share. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Church Letter of Thanks to Worship Team Member

Greetings in Christ!

Perhaps this letter seems a bit random, but I wanted to reach out to you as one of our worship team members to let you know just how much I appreciate your ministry here at (name of church).

I can’t imagine what it would be like to attend church without the beautiful sound of music filling the atmosphere with praise to God. Whether that sound is on the various instruments or vocal expression, there can be little doubt that such talents and gifts are a wonderful enhancement to all that takes place in service. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Appreciation Letter for Faithful Service to Church- Resigning Associate Pastor

Dear (FIRST NAME)

“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
— Jeremiah 3:15

As pastors, we take on the shepherd’s role. It’s our job to seek after the Lord so that we are fed with His knowledge and understanding in order to lead His people.

For INSERT NUMBER of years, you have helped shepherd our church. You have worked to carry out the message and wisdom of Christ to our congregation. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Appreciation Letter to Long Time Adult Sunday School Teacher

Dear (FIRST NAME),

Pastors and teachers both assume the awesome honor and responsibility of providing adults with deeper insight and understanding of God’s Word. As we both know, this job is satisfying, demanding, and challenging.

Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
–Proverbs 9:9 Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Appreciation Letter to Retiring Church Choir Director

Dear (FIRST NAME)

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
— Colossians 3:16

For years, you have helped bring the message and wisdom of Christ to our congregation. Through thoughtful planning, you have carried forth the good news of each season through the choir’s songs. Your musical direction has lifted the hearts of our people, inspired them to walk more closely with the Lord, and enhanced our weekly services. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Dear Edward,

On behalf of the staff and congregation of First Christian Church, I want to take the time to say Thank you for your devotion and service to the FCC over the years.

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 although you are no longer able to join us on Sunday mornings, we want to make sure that you know just how loved and appreciated you are. Some of the highlights of your long and dedicated service include: Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

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Thank You to Church Board Member

Thank You to Church Board Member

 

Dear (First Name),

On behalf of the congregation of FCC, I want to take this opportunity to say Thank you for your willingness to serve as a Church Board Member during this upcoming year.

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 Kingdom of God. Your passion for bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world is evident in everything you do, and we are so blessed to have your experience and wisdom as we seek new ways to reach out to our community and our world. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

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 and/or copy 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 and/or copy full text!