To Give Ourselves Freely…
November is traditionally our pledging month, where congregants let the church know how much they will be giving financially in the next calendar year. These pledges are important – they lead the Elders in budget planning. Just a friendly reminder: follow up on your pledges. They are all important to us. And, perhaps it’s not too early to begin thinking about next year’s pledge.
In the Spring, the Nominating Committee meets to come up with a slate of new board members for the upcoming years. I want to thank those people who have agreed to serve the church in this way and to encourage those of you yet to be asked to agree to serve. Serving on a board can be a rewarding and uplifting commitment.
In mid-June we held an all boards dinner to lift up those currently on boards, those going off, and those coming on. It’s an impressive group and is hosted by the Elders. It’s one way of thanking those who choose to serve this way and also an excellent time for fellowship and education. This year’s speaker at the all boards dinner was Gary Schulte, our NH Conference Minister. I encouraged all board-related folks to attend.
There are countless volunteers who serve the church not on boards but through various volunteer activities. Perhaps this is most noticeably seen during our huge Christmas Market with a Difference when we have more than 100 people volunteering. However, there are many unseen volunteer heroes who help out – those in the office, for example, answering phones and carrying out administrative tasks and those who put together the News & Views every month.
CCDC runs by the good graces of its congregants. You might ask yourself (as I do), how can I help carry on the important work of this church?
All my best,