Dear Celebration Family,
“Be The Church” is the theme of our annual Stewardship Appeal. At Celebration, we do not define our church as a physical building. People make our church, people who come together to worship, serve, and build community.
Together as a community, we embody the love and grace of Jesus Christ in all that we do. We commit to being a welcoming and inclusive space for people of all backgrounds and beliefs. We provide a place for people to ask tough questions, explore their faith, and grow in their relationship with God. This is what it means to “Be The Church.”
Thank you for the financial support you are currently providing to help Celebration make a big impact in this small part of the world we occupy. As people of faith, we know that all we have comes from God. Through our grateful response, we can do more to bring faith and hope to a world that needs these things more than ever.
In the weeks ahead, you will be hearing more about the exciting ministry plans for 2023. Temple talks, mailers, letters, and a brochure will inform your household of the congregation’s mission plans and goals for the coming year.
Celebration is on a mission to Celebrate Christ, Care For Others, and Serve the World. Through noisy offerings, worKships, and donation drives for our ministry partners, we know we do our best ministry when we all pull together and give in radical generosity.
As part of our Stewardship program this year, you will be invited by letter to consider beginning or increasing your offering for the coming year. Please pray about this request and where God may be leading you in generosity and courage.
Then, on Be The Church Sunday, February 05, we will return our pledges and commitments (“Statement of Intent”) during the worship service. You are also welcome to mail your Statement of Intent or complete it online if you will not be present on Be The ChurchSunday.
Thank you for being part of this vibrant congregation. Continue to pray for our common work together as we Celebrate, Care, and Serve.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Ryan Dockery