Stewardship Message 02/04/2024

A Message from George Purnell, Our Stewardship Chairman

Dear Friends:
I bet you have been noticing how our church has entered a period of spiritual renewal. We are all so grateful to have our church family back together after a period of disruption last year. Maybe you are like me… I had almost forgotten that the Holy Spirit of Jesus was right there with us the whole time, but now I am in full realization that we were in His hands all along. What a great feeling it is to be a part of this church family, where all of us are committed to strengthening and growing our mission together to serve our Lord Jesus.
This coming Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday is really going to be super at FUMC. After our worship service, we will have lunch together, just like it should be! Our luncheon fellowships are always a joy, and if we look what happened in Acts, it should be no surprise.

Luke told us how it was at Pentecost in Acts 2:42:

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.

Later in verse 46 Luke says that “they shared their meals with great joy and generosity”. This sounds like FUMC West Point to me!

This Sunday, “Souper” Bowl Sunday, we’ll share a meal of soup and salad (and desserts, of course!) and no doubt it will be a joyful occasion. We’ll also exercise our generosity with an opportunity to complete a commitment card for our 2024 stewardship giving. Pretty much every member of our church has a renewed attitude of “what can I do to support our church family’s missions?” I know you feel it, too. This Sunday is our time!

I hope to see you Sunday. Bring your commitment card which you will receive in the mail, but more importantly bring YOU ! Our church family has so many resources, so many God-given gifts, and so many opportunities to serve. It indeed will be a joy to fellowship with you. See you there!

With heartfelt gratitude,
George Purnell, Stewardship Chairman

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