Welcome to our Stewardship Campaign 2021 page!
Our campaign, Faith Comes Alive, is based on our Mission Statement:
Responding to God’s love through Jesus Christ, we welcome all, nurture relationships, grow in our faith together, and connect with and serve our community and the world.
On this page you will find:
- written and video reflections on where CPC is now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and where we want to be in 2021; and
- an on-line pledge form (going live on Sunday, October 18, 2020).
We invite you to visit this page regularly for weekly content updates.
Where we want to be, and what we’ll be doing at CPC, will require your continuing financial support. We ask for your prayerful consideration not only of this commitment, but also of shifting your donations to e-giving.
Through your generosity and faithful support, we can fully envision how Faith Comes Alive at CPC! We thank you in advance.
FAITH COMES ALIVE in 2021
The Biblical story of Samuel can inspire us to serve God and others with all our strength – meaning our time, talent, testimony, and treasure. To be great stewards we need to serve and share what we have to offer.
Today we begin our campaign to support the budget for next year. Our Stewardship Committee will be bringing you a plethora of information items about CPC’s needs and your opportunities to help us meet those needs.
In this video, Laura Janik introduces our theme, and next week we’ll begin our 4-part video series on stewardship and our church Mission Statement.
In today’s Moment for Stewardship, Allison Cagley relates the stewardship campaign to the first part of our Mission Statement – Responding to God’s love through Jesus Christ, we welcome all. Look in these eParish Notes for the whole statement.
Eugene Peterson translates Paul’s statements in Romans 15:7 as “So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!” That’s a challenge now in the pandemic, but we’re working on it. With your financial contribution, we’ll continue to be a welcoming congregation in 2021.
In John 13:34-35, Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”.
In the Minute for Stewardship today, Patty Peterson discusses the stewardship campaign and the second part of CPC’s Mission Statement – Responding to God’s love through Jesus Christ, we nurture relationships. She shares that even this year there are many examples of our church being “nurturing”. Next year, with your financial assistance, we will continue to support and encourage each other and our neighbors.
In 2 Corinthians 5:7, Paul wrote, “We live by faith, not by sight”. Eugene Peterson translates that as “It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going”.
Lynette Ledesma, in today’s Minute for Stewardship, discusses stewardship and the third part of our Mission Statement – Responding to God’s love through Jesus Christ, we grow in faith together. She relates how “together” has looked different this year, and that it might be somewhat different in 2021. What won’t change, however, is our commitment to continue to grow in faith with each other. Your financial contributions will help us do that.
In 1 Peter 4:10, Peter wrote, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
Tim Farley, in today’s Minute for Stewardship, discusses stewardship and the fourth part of our Mission Statement – Responding to God’s love through Jesus Christ, we connect with and serve our community and the world.
You, faithful members of the congregation, have allowed CPC to “serve” this year in some different but creative ways. In 2021, with your continued support, we want to build on that creativity, reach out, and serve even better!