We desire to raise up our eyes, hands, hearts and voices to God in praise and thanksgiving for what He has done. As we draw closer to Him, it becomes more and more apparent that everything we have is His. This, in turn, increases our desire to share what He has given us for the cause of the Gospel!
‘Rising up’ naturally leads to ‘Reaching Out.’ Acts 4:20 “for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” We live in a growing community that has a growing need for the Gospel. As we continue to reach out and share, we want to be prepared to welcome those that hear and answer God’s call of salvation!
As we ‘Rise Up’ and ‘Reach Out’ we believe God will bring those to us that will need to be ‘Welcomed In!’ Jesus told his disciples that he was “…going to prepare a place for them…” and our desire, as much as we are able, is to have a place prepared for those that God is calling to NLICC! A great way to reflect that is an open seat at our table of worship!
Dear New Life In Christ Church Family,
Think of the places you feel most welcome. Of all the messages you receive when you show up there, the most welcoming places communicate “we have a place for you here.” This is as true at New Life In Christ Church as anywhere else. In fact, we have a calling to hospitality for the sake of growing God’s kingdom.
This desire to welcome people in has motivated our session and deacons along our “Rising Up … Reaching Out … Welcoming In” campaign to build a balcony. After two years of praying and planning, we believe this is an essential step for providing space for our congregation to grow with our growing community.
We prayerfully ask for your support in reaching our $750,000 goal, by considering a 3-year pledge, as we look to complete this project together. Completed pledge cards can be dropped off at the church office or dropped into the collection plate on Sunday – we are asking that all pledges be in by 19 February.
“Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us – to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever, Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
Yours in Christ, NLICC Stewardship Campaign Committee
Pledges as of 8 March: $762,124!