Becoming the Beloved Community: 2020 Generosity Appeal
“We are God’s beloved children now; what we will become has not yet been revealed.”
(1st John 3:2a)
Christ the King is a community made up of generous people. Individuals and families at CtK give generously of their time, their energy, and their money in order to support the ministry we share. As a congregation, we are also very generous—from SUNNY lunches during summer vacation, winter coats before the first snow flies, fresh produce for the food shelf from the community garden, as well as financial, emotional, and spiritual support to partners as near as Cristo Rey and as far away as Nduli, Tanzania! Christ the King places a high value on sharing from our abundance with one another and with the world around us.
Over the course of the next few weeks, Christ the King will focus more intentionally on our generosity, and specifically on how we as members of the CtK community offer financial support for the many and varied ministries we share. In worship, as well as through direct mailing and email messages, you will be hearing about the ongoing ministries we continue to support, as well as some new initiatives God is calling us to imagine. You will be challenged to consider how your own level of giving reflects the gratitude you feel towards God, as well as your engagement in Life at CtK. I invite you to join me in prayerfully considering all the ways we live out our shared values of Engaging Worship, Nurturing Faith, Growing Compassion, and Building Community.
At CtK, we believe that we are God’s beloved children, blessed to be a blessing to one another and to the larger community. We also know that God has not yet fully revealed to us all that we are becoming as a faith community. As we begin our 60th year of ministry as a congregation, we trust that God’s grace is still inviting us, that Jesus’ love is still uniting us, and that the Holy Spirit is still empowering us to trust, follow, and serve.
May God bless us as we continue to be formed in the community God is still revealing among us.
Thanks for being a part of this generous community!
P.S. Intention of Giving forms (i.e., Pledge Cards) will be mailed out soon. CtK’s 2020 Generosity Appeal will culminate with the collection of completed Intentions in worship on Commitment Sunday, November 17th.