Posts with the category “stewardship”

2023 Christmas Appeal
by Kelly Phillips on December 14th, 2023
"My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” (Luke 1:46-47)These words of Mary, which we read in worship this week, remind me of you and how you and our congregation are living out the Gospel message.First, this letter is one of appreciation. Your gifts to the ministry of Community UMC this year have magnified God in so many ways. A few highlights include:Celebrating one f...  Read More
2023 Easter Offering
by Kelly Phillips on March 30th, 2023
Dear Church,See, I am doing a new thing!    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?I am making a way in the wilderness    and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19)God is always doing a new thing and we are especially aware of God's creative presence during the Easter season. As springtime blooms around us, our hearts respond, opening to the wonder of God's creation. We marvel at its abundanc...  Read More
2022 Christmas Offering: Community Benevolence Fund
by Kelly Phillips on December 15th, 2022
Dear Church,One Sunday after worship, a young man and his family came to the church seeking help. They were migrant farmworkers trying to get back to their home in Arizona after the harvest. Their van needed new tires, which they could not afford. It was not clear who in Coeur d'Alene could help meet their need, particularly on a Sunday afternoon, and they were not sure where to turn for help, so ...  Read More
2023 Giving Campaign: Look for your mailing!
by Kelly Phillips on November 3rd, 2022
2023 Giving Campaign: Look for your mailing! If you are on our mailing list, you should have received or will receive soon your 2023 Giving Campaign mailing. This mailing includes a pastoral letter, narrative budget, and 2023 estimated giving card. You can also access digital versions of these items below or pick up a print copy at the church. Estimated giving cards can be returned to the church b...  Read More