Last Sunday was commitment Sunday. I want to say thank you to everyone who turned in a pledge card. Currently, we have 10 pledges totaling just over $50,000 dollars. If you have not yet submitted your pledge, you can mail it in or drop it in the offering box any Sunday.
10 households represents a very high percentage of our average worship. I'm proud of our community for practicing this discipline. Giving back to God is important for maturing as a disciple; it reminds us that we are dependent on all God gives and a part of a larger community of support.
Monetary giving represents one way to commit to God. As United Methodists, we talk about belonging to a church as pledging to support the community with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Our More than Enough campaign is the beginning of a conversation about how we can offer ourselves to God's work in 2023. Thank you for your investment in the hope of Grace's future. Between now and the end of the year, we will expand this conversation to consider how we can grow in welcome and hospitality so that more of our neighbors find Grace as a place to meet and walk with Christ.
I know that I say it often, but I am excited about what lies ahead. Grace has been a tremendous blessing for my family and me. Like you, I am eager to share that with others. We stand on the edge of possibility; what's ahead is sure to be an exciting season.
If you've not yet seen the State of Grace 2022 report, I encourage you to take a look. It and our other stewardship resources will stay up for a few weeks at Stewardship 2022 | Grace In The Heights