Stewardship

Campaign for 2022 – “Building a Culture of Generosity”

Generosity is all around us, but sometimes we must look for it. In the feeding of the 5,000 story in the Bible, significant generosity happened once the child shared (John 6:9). That is how it is here. Once we begin to share, we will see that God has blessed us with plenty.

Building a Culture of Generosity is the theme of our fall stewardship appeal. This theme points us to the generosity that we have witnessed around Immanuel over the last year, but also points us to know that we can grow into this in even more profound ways.

When the pandemic began in March of 2020, many of us worried there would not be enough. Our ministry remained strong and in fact, many of us recognized just how critically important this community is to our faith.

Our grateful response in generosity helps to demonstrate to us and to the world around us that in fact God has provided us everything and we have enough, even enough to share.

In the weeks ahead, you will be hearing more about generosity. Newsletter articles, bulletin inserts, mission moments, letters and more will be used to share this story and our hopes for an even more robust ministry next year. We’re also excited about a generous challenge gift that will motivate our growth in generosity.

So, in the coming weeks, please engage the materials. Pray about how you can become more generous. Then, on intent Sunday, October 31, please bring your intent card with you to declare the generosity that you intend to share with this congregation.

Thank you for being part of this exciting congregation. Pray for our common work together as we continue to reach out with the good news of God’s love.

Click 2022a Stewardship Commit Card_Fillable_FINAL for a downloadable Commitment Card for 2021-2022. We will be offering our Commitments on Sunday, October 31, 2021 (Reformation Sunday) during the Sunday Hybrid Worship. You may bring a hard copy of your Commitment Card to in-person Worship, or send the electronic card to giving@immanuelevanston.org.

 

 

Temple Talks!

Read or watch some members of Immanuel’s community and their thoughts about how to build a culture of generosity.

Click below to read about Parker’s take on SHARING….! As told to Dad…

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Laurie Stivers’ Temple Talk

Elizabeth Stegner’s Temple Talk

Charly Yarnoff’s Temple Talk