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Wednesday
Dec122012

Stewards of the Gospel: God Is Still Speaking… Through Us 

And [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” – Mark 16:15

For Christians, being stewards of all life is grounded in the gospel where we find the meaning and purpose of our lives. The word “gospel” comes from the Greek word meaning “good news:” the great announcement by Jesus of what God is doing for humanity.

A church that is alive with the joy of God’s love made known in Jesus, experiencing God’s intended shalom, is commissioned by Jesus to share that joy. In hope-filled worship we sing it; then go out to proclaim it. The church is filled with this spirit as we anticipate the celebration of Christ’s birth. As we say with the evangelist, “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7), we claim our vocation as stewards of the gospel. We cannot keep it to ourselves.

As centers of hope and transformation, local churches celebrate the good news through the seasons of Advent and Christmastide by sharing it and by honoring those who have served the church through giving to The Christmas Fund.

Thursday
Nov152012

Stewardship Update

Dear Members and Friends of RBCC

As of this writing, we have just completed our Stewardship Sunday phase of our annual Pledge Campaign to garner Operating funds for the mission of our Church. We wish to graciously thank all of our Congregation who have turned in their pledge cards for 2013.  It was an inspiring sight to see individuals and couples coming forward to deliver pledge cards. Also inspiring was the fact that many of you who responded have been able to increase your pledge over last year.   

The amount gathered so far is approximately $168,000 based on 80 returned pledges.  According to our records, usually we receive approximately 165 pledges, not all on Stewardship Sunday.  We need, according to our latest budget forecast approximately $315,000 in pledges to sustain our church operations, so as you can see we are barely half way there and our needs are still for another $147,000 in pledges.

So this is a plea to those of you who are still considering your pledge for the coming year.  Our Church needs your support.  You are always in our prayers, and welcome whether your monetarily support us or not, but please, if you are able, return your pledge card as soon as possible, and search your hearts for a way to increase that pledge.

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