I am happy to report that the response to the Smoke Rise Baptist Church Stewardship Campaign, Step Up, has been excellent. As of March 30th, 229 pledges have been submitted: 165 families have increased their pledges, with an additional 16 families pledging for the first time. Over 50 families have pledged to move above and beyond a 10% tithe, accounting for an increase of $194,739.08 over their giving last year.
We are off to a strong start toward covering our 2016 Ministry Plan and developing new programs that will impact our community. SRBC families are stepping up, so that we may step out into our community.
This is a very exciting time to see God’s dreams for our congregation realized. Along with your commitment to Step Up, we ask for your continued prayers for our church as we begin to write a new chapter in our history. We are grateful for God’s faithfulness to our church and eager to follow God’s calling for our congregation.
If you have not turned in your pledge, it is not too late. Step Up pledge cards remain available in the church office.
Chris Allison, Chair