Dear Brothers and Sisters,
When uncertainty strikes, often times we turn our attention towards the church. The church is a place of support, a place of family, a place of comfort. Even though we may not be in the buildings, the church continues.
Just as the church continues, so do the church's expenses. The Executive Committee has made the firm commitment that we will continue to pay our staff. Other regular expenses continue, and new expenses arise as we move into this uncharted digital world.
We would encourage everyone to continue to give at whatever level they feel comfortable and appropriate at this time. There are a variety of ways to give. You may mail a check to the church as we continue to collect the mail. You may also set up an automatic payment from your bank account and have that sent to the church.
As Chris+ quoted a parishioner recently: "At this time it is not smart to buy stock but it is always a good idea to invest in love."
We pray that we will soon be back together physically, but until then we can still "Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God."
In peace and prayer,
The Executive Committee