Although the fall seems far away, the Stewardship Team is excited to share our plans with you. Since we are in a time of transition at FCC, we decided the old pledge campaign model was a bit tired and could use some fresh new energy. So, we’re giving it a new look!

Instead of receiving an appeal letter this fall, you will receive an invitation to our Home Gatherings in October. Held in a church member’s home, a short presentation will be offered for 10-12 people, followed by time for questions. We look forward to hearing your thoughtful comments and ideas about where we’ve been and where we are going, including what you love about FCC and how you feel when you pledge to support our ministries. The gatherings will be personal and casual, providing an opportunity for meaningful conversation.

We need your help! To organize the gatherings, we will need 12 to 15 hosts to open their home for 1 ½ – 2 hours and 1 to 2 hosts to hold meetings at church. The times will vary
between evenings, daytime, and weekends to accommodate all our members. Each host may choose the most convenient time for them.

As host you WILL be responsible for:

  • Providing simple refreshments, such as coffee and cookies
  • Telephoning the folks on your list (arranged by neighborhoods) to personally invite them. Prior to your call, they will have received a written invitation naming you as the host, so they will be expecting your call.

Hosts will NOT be responsible for:

  • Making any kind of presentation. A Stewardship Committee member will be conducting the presentation and handle the conversation and questions.

We plan to honor our tradition of celebrating our giving on Consecration Sunday, which will be held slightly earlier this year, on November 5. We invite you to prayerfully consider embracing our Annual Campaign’s new model by offering to open your home to your church family – and to God’s Spirit moving within and around us.

Please contact any committee member with questions or to sign up!

FCC Stewardship Committee: Clark Compton, Kim Dorr, Lynne Hellesvig, Dean Kokjer, Jean Stover