SUBJECT: Estimates of Giving for 2022
DATE: October 15, 2021
DEAR FRIENDS OF ST JOHN,
This year has been another year of adapting to the requirement of an uncertain world. Normally, this time of year, we would be having a Stewarship emphasis, and you would be given the opportunity to make your estimates of giving for 2022 in one of our services. The Finance Team would like to thank you for your willingness throughout 2021to mail your offerings to the church, by bringing it by the office, or by giving throuhg one of our online electronic methods. You have remained faithful throughout 2021, and, thanks be to God, our ministries have continued to reach out, sometimes in creative ways, into the communities we serve despite the restrictions and disruptions caused by the pandemic. We have also been able to continue to maintain our staff and the physical structure because of you.
With many of our families still unable or unwilling to risk attending an in-house service, we are asking you to prayerfully consider making an estimate for 2022 on the form below by November 12. You can also text me or call me at 423-991-4835. This will assist us greatly in our planning for next year. As always, your estimate will remain private.
Your 2022 envelopes will be available between November 15th and the end of the year. I would encourage you to come by and pick yours up. If you cannot, we will try to get them to you so that your 2022 gifts can be properly recorded, just let Teri know. We also encourage you to explore electronic giving, either through your banking institution or through one of the options detailed on our website, stjohnumc.org/giving.
You folks have been amazingly patient and faithful throughout 2021. We pray that god will continue to bless you and your families. Thank you once again!
Rick Williams, Chair, Finance & Stewardship Team