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“New Name, Same Spirit”

 

Our 2023-24 Stewardship Commitment Campaign theme - “New Name, Same Spirit” – is a profound reminder that while our church’s name has changed, our spirit, commitment, and core tenets have not.

 

To that end, our five commitments as members of FMC Marble Falls:  Prayers, Presence, Witness, Service, and Gifts are more important than possibly at any time in our church’s proud past.   Through these commitments, we faithfully uphold our membership vows.   More importantly, they assist us in fulfilling God’s calling to be faithful stewards of His blessings and opportunities that have been gifted to our earthly lives.  

 

This note is to offer our gratitude on behalf of your church for your commitment to financially support the ministries we feel God has set before us.  We appreciate your faithfulness because your commitments will help our church plan for and carry out our 2024 ministries.  As we launch our Stewardship Campaign in October, we are thankful for the ongoing commitments we have received. 

 

If you have not yet completed your 2024 pledge, we encourage you to consider doing so prayerfully.  To paraphrase 2 Corinthians 9: 6-7, “each one must give as they decide in their hearts, not reluctantly or under obligation because God loves a cheerful giver.”  

 

Your commitment will not only shape the financial planning process, but it will also help fund the ministry programs across all age groups for 2024.  Please continue to pray for the future of our church as we seek God’s direction.   With your commitment, FMC Marble Falls can continue to Lead With Love For Christ.  If you are interested in making your Stewardship Campaign pledge now, please click HERE (hyperlink to Giving Page).  

 

Yours in Christ,

Tim McMurray

Stewardship Committee Chair

 

NOTE:  FMC Marble Falls is a Qualified Charitable Organization (QC0), allowing contributions from an IRA or 401k.  Members of our congregation who are required to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from their IRA/401k would benefit from this change by using part or all of their RMD for pledging or other contributions to FMC MF.  To be eligible, the financial institution holding your IRA/401K must write the check and send it directly to the church.  If interested, please contact the financial institution holding your IRA/401k.  You may also want to check with your tax preparer for additional rules that may apply to you.

What is Stewardship?

Christian Stewardship refers to the responsibility that Christians have in maintaining and using wisely the gifts that God has given us. God calls us to be good stewards of ALL we are given – creation, relationships, our bodies, our talents, money and other material gifts of all sorts.

 

Stewardship is more than just giving money to the church, the Bible says disciples of Jesus Christ should give back from their resources, which include not only treasure, but time and talents.

 

We, as United Methodists, vow to be faithful with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness—all part of holistic stewardship.

Why do we give?

"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace about to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." - 2 Corinthians 9:8

"We want people to give because generosity is part of being a complete disciple of Jesus Christ. It's part of our spiritual growth to experience the joy that comes from generosity."

     - Rev. Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship for the General Board of Discipleship.

Stewardship Campaign 2023-2024

Sunday, October 1 - Prayer

Sunday, October 8 - Presence

Sunday, October 15 - Witness

Sunday, October 22 - Gifts

Sunday, October 29 - Service / Pledge Sunday

Throughout the campaign, we will have special videos, guest speakers, testimonies, and unique opportunities for each person to discover how God is calling them to be generous in each area we, as followers of Christ, are called to in holistic stewardship.

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