As I write, this Thursday is Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for your generosity. This church can only fulfill our mission of “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” through your gifts. In fact, when you become a member of this FUMC of Bowie, you make a promise to support this church through your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness (UMH 48).
This Thanksgiving, as you prepare to give thanks, remember that everything we have comes from the Lord. We are asking everyone who is a member or a regular attender, those who call this your church home, to fill out an Estimate of Giving Card. In response to God’s love and as s concrete expression of your faith in and commitment to Christ and his church, we are asking you to take on step up. Everyone who fills out a card will receive a gift. For those who have been giving, we have a gift of a FUMC coffee mug. And for new givers, you will receive a Wesley Study Bible.
Again, thank you for your generosity. “Run the race!”