This year, in our Stewardship Campaign, Smoke Rise was challenged to “Respond to God’s Calling.” Our goal was for each member to pledge to support God’s work in our church. I am pleased to report that so far the response has been fantastic.
On Pledge Sunday, 223 families pledged to financially support Smoke Rise in 2015. This number represents nearly one hundred more families than this same time last year. We are even more excited to report that 25 of these pledges (more than 10% of the total) were made by those who have never pledged before.
Although our focus was on participation, we are pleased to report that these pledges totaled $1,152,000, an increase of nearly $400,000 over this time last year.
Thank you to everyone who has already pledged. Your giving will allow Smoke Rise to accomplish wonderful things through missions, ministries, programs and outreach efforts. Lives will be touched and transformed because of your generosity.
Please know our pledge campaign is not over. If you were unable to attend on Pledge Sunday and have not pledged, there is still time. If you feel led to increase your pledge, you are always welcome to make an adjustment. Pledge cards are available in the church office. You can mail the cards in or place them in the offering plate at any time. Please prayerfully consider how you can give to support God’s work at Smoke Rise.