Sharing our Gifts
Growing in Gratitude
Thanks to your ongoing support, Winnetka Congregational Church remains a vibrant and vital faith community. We are blessed. The Spirit is alive at WCC and growing. Growing deeper as we recognize God’s presence in our midst. Growing wider as we reach out to others and share our many gifts through mission and ministry. Growing Together. Growing in Gratitude.
To fund our ministries requires broad commitment and participation. Last year’s stewardship campaign received an outpouring of support. Let us build upon this momentum.
- Total Required Pledge Income $1,000,000 ( $960,000 received last year )
- 200 Required Pledging Units ( last year 188 )
- 82 pledges increased last year by an average of 42%
- Average 2017 Pledge $ 5,100
- Average Pledge Increase needed to reach our goal – $ 200
During this season of stewardship, we ask you to pause and reflect on what WCC means to you. WCC is not immune to the challenges facing the broader church. Through our collective efforts, we must continue to grow our membership as well as offer our financial support. Please consider reaching out to family, friends, and neighbors and asking them to visit on a Sunday. Personal outreach and communal worship are our most powerful recruiting tools.
We cannot remain passive, enjoying the legacy of those who came before. To remain the vibrant, growing congregation that we envision we must continue to invest in our future. We sow today what we will reap tomorrow. Please open your hearts, sow generously and consider increasing your pledge. Annual Giving is our largest and most important source of funding. It enables us to budget, plan and support our diverse ministries. Your pledge matters greatly.
Our faith journeys may be quite different but God has called us together here to this place at this time to become our Church and live out Christ’s message and mission in our lives, our community, and the world. How blessed we are in so many ways and how much more awaits us.
Let us continue to walk together as a vibrant faith community, bound together by our Covenant and accountable to God and one another.
Please pledge by October 30th