Last week we announced, Renewing Faith, the start of an exciting time in our congregational life. The capital campaign seeks to engage every household of Faith in promoting the healthy future of our church. In the next few months, there will be great opportunities to discuss the campaign’s purpose, to discern our part in it and to share in the excitement about our future together.
You can find information anytime at http://faithlc.org/quick-links/renewingfaith
As a first step in this time of discernment, consider the RenewingFaith name and logo. It all resonates with the spirit of this Easter season and the very signs of newness in faith and congregational life. The logo and theme are meant to name the very character of what God is doing in and through the life of the church today.
Look around and notice those things that are full of promise, and fresh beginnings. Spring growth itself serves as a great reminder of the Spirit that daily lifts us up toward service and love in the world. Stories of faith across the generations too point us toward the creative movement of God’s grace underneath the many expressions of ministry here at Faith Lutheran and the wider church.
Think about how our congregation is filled with energetic staff, invigorated membership, and vibrant ministries—making this the right time for our Faith community to renew our promise to serve the needs of those within and outside of our congregation. Attention to unfinished space, maintenance, debt reduction and sharing with others will only help us further flourish in our mission as the church.
Let the RenewingFaith campaign remind us to continuously ask God to make a new, fresh, and resilient spirit within us so that we can serve with willing and generous hearts.
Your Capital Campaign Team
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”