Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but our Stewardship Committee has already been giving thanks for our congregation’s generosity. You have “Stepped Up” in support of the SRBC Ministry Plan while also giving to the Refresh Capital Campaign. During the first six months of this budget year, you have given $54,000 more than this same period in 2015.
This amazing blessing has helped us to Dream New Dreams and Connect with our Community through new mission work at Clarkston, new ministry to youth at 5th Quarter events, and new outreach to the community through the Grace and Addiction Seminar with Dr. Terry Ellis. At the same time, you have given over $540,000 to the Refresh Campaign, enabling us to complete a beautiful playground, enhance our exterior stucco, and address much-needed maintenance needs. As we approach Advent 2016, we have so much to celebrate at Smoke Rise!
“Celebrate Giving” is the title of our year-end stewardship emphasis. Last year during Advent, we were reminded that our gifts should be meaningful. If we spend less on stuff, we can actually give more to what really matters most. The gifts we give to Smoke Rise during this season enable our church to touch and transform lives with the good news of God’s love and grace throughout the coming year.
Our Celebrate Giving Goal is $500,000. All offerings and gifts collected from November 15th – December 31st will help us to reach this important goal. Prayerfully consider what God is calling you to give this Advent Season. Let us all give with gratitude.