August 16, 2023
To: Trinity Family & Friends
From: Personnel & Finance Committee
Re: 2024 Stewardship Drive and Kick-Off Dinner
The Personnel & Finance Committee is sponsoring our Stewardship Drive for 2024, and we are starting earlier than in past years. This will allow Session more time to make any final adjustments to the 2024 budget that may be needed when our end of year giving and spending for 2023 are close to completion. Generous giving and conservative spending this year make us hopeful that we won’t have to dip into reserves to cover expenses for the remainder of the 2023 budget year.
Our Stewardship theme this year is “More for 2024.” More building of community, more work toward social justice, more embodiment of God’s love . . . and just a little more money to carry it out. To that end, we are inviting you to complete and return the enclosed pledge card as soon as possible, but no later than October 8, 2023. This is essential to determine our total available funds for the upcoming year, and please know that your pledge commitment is not binding if your circumstances change. The reverse side of the pledge card is an opportunity to indicate possible interest in serving on one or more of our church committees. Committee service is one of the most important ways to build community here at church.
With this letter we invite you to our Stewardship Dinner on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We’re planning this dinner as a social event to kick off our stewardship drive, and we hope you will attend. There will be a drawing for some well-chosen gifts, and anyone who brings their completed pledge card to the dinner (or sends it to us in advance) will be eligible for the drawing.
Thank you for your commitment to Trinity, and please join us on September 7th to make “More for 2024” a reality.
Erica Blasic, Tom Hedgecock, Johnnie Midyette, Catherine Morrissette, Laura Spedding, and Jim Voelker