"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21
Dear Friends of the Parish,
Wow! Who would have thought we would begin a stewardship letter with the word “wow!” For such a commonplace word, it certainly expresses how we feel about All Saints as it has navigated through these extremely turbulent times.
We have been Zooming for eight months and our small, physically distanced in-person worship has been going on for nearly two months. Our leaders, our staff, and all of you have made it possible for us to stay firmly connected and support one another.
Now is the time of year when we need to ask you for your financial support. As you can see by the logo above, our stewardship theme this year is “Heart Work,” and indeed it is.
Coronavirus has impacted our operating budget in ways that we could have never imagined or anticipated. Our building use revenue and fund-raising activities have been seriously curtailed. And that’s all the more reason for us to deeply appreciate every parishioner who has kept his or her pledge up to date, and/or made additional donations when possible, in addition to their offering their time and talent as readers, ushers, and officiants.
Sunday, November 22, is Dedication Sunday. For some of us, discretionary income has actually increased since we have not been eating out as much and we have not had to purchase as many new clothes … well, for Zoom, maybe, a few new tops! Pledging validates the power of All Saints in our lives. If you have never pledged before, try
it this year!
Our 2020 annual giving campaign yielded $188,248. Our hearts would soar if we could build that to $200,000! You may fill out your pledge for 2021 below.
Many people are enjoying the convenience of online giving. We would encourage you to do direct deposit through your bank. Download the Automatic Pledge Payment Authorization form below.
If you have any questions please contact our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-777-1816.
Please know how very grateful for your generosity!
God Bless, stay strong, stay well, and let us, together, radiate with heart work.
Gail Arnold, Co-warden
Sue Spencer, Co-warden
Even as we work to wrestle down our deficit, our collective spirit soars in hope and love as we seek to serve, invite, welcome and embrace, and to put our faith in action, loving God by serving others. We can accomplish all this because of your support and generosity.