Do all the good you can…in all the ways you can.
Our annual Stewardship Campaign is once again upon us. We will kick-off the first Sunday in October and ask you to make your commitment of time, talents and yes, treasure the last Sunday of the month. Join us for a luncheon after Worship on Pledge Sunday! Your response is the foundation for the church’s ability to continue to Do all the good we can…in all the ways we can.
As you likely know our church faces financial challenges. In response we are setting two specific goals to address this concern. First we are setting a goal to have a minimum of 80 pledges – about 20 more than last year. Our second goal is to have total pledges of $150,000 – about $50,000 more than last year. I’m asking every church member to pledge and give; without this support we will not reach our goals and therefore fail to Do all the good we can…in all the ways we can. You have responded in the past and I know you will again!
Rodney White, Stewardship Committee Chairman, 253-0460
FCC Stewardship Committee
Rodney White, Chair; Roger Dubord; Bob Evans; Sally Evans; Lois “Sug” Grant; Bob Greer; Beverly Larson; and Rev. Skip Macaulay, ex officio
noun |stew·ard·ship | \ˈstü-ərd-ˌship, ˈstyü-; ˈst(y)u̇rd-\
: the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something
1: the office, duties, and obligations of a steward
2: the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care <stewardship of natural resources>
Here we are referring to being responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. We see stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; although that is an important element of Christian stewardship. It is also about contributing our time and talents through volunteering for our church’s ministries and missions.
FCC Financial Picture
Two nearby presentations illustrate our present finances and a third presents the results of the September 10th Financial Workshop.
The one titled “FCC Financial Picture_final_8.21.16“ was presented at a recent church meeting. It is an overview of our Endowments and how they fit into our overall income budget. The second titled “Operating expenses” looks at how we spend our annual budget. This is based on the 2016 budget.
The financial workshop is detailed in a presentation titled “First Congregational Church of Bristol – Financial Workshop”.
Our church is involved in many missions! Your help is needed to continue our work for Christ.
You are invited to review the linked Opportunities for Service listing and find area(s) of interest.
Simply print it by clicking the image to the right, add your contact information, circle the opportunities you wish to learn more about and return to the church.
Mail it, drop it in the offering plate or e-mail it to the church office: email@example.com
The Church Has Left the Building – October 16th, 2016
Annually in October, we hold The Church Has left the Building morning of community service.
After a very brief service we will divide into groups and depart the church for a variety of service projects.
Some past projects include work at Coggeshall Farm and Herreshoff Marine Museum, cleaning windows of local businesses, and even surprised families by paying for the washing machines and dryers at a local laundromat.
You are encouraged to participate!
You should receive a pledged card in the mail in late October.
Pledge Sunday is October 30.
If for some reason you do not receive a card or have misplaced it simply download and print from here.