Seeking God Together
Supporting St. John's Church for 2023.
I spent 15 years as a youth worker - 6 as a lay person, 9 as a boarding school chaplain. One thought persisted as a strategy for successful youth ministry. It came from an old, but beloved youth ministry curriculum once in use here at St. John’s and broadly across the church, the Journey to Adulthood. It was simply this: “If you are seeking after God, together we might find them.”
Seeking after God is one of the principle marks of Christian discipleship. Christians look for God, and find God, in all parts of life, but sometimes it helps to have company.
That’s what the church is for.
The church is the fellowship of those who seek to find Jesus in their lives. We are companions in life and in the spiritual journey. We feed our faith as we feed our spirits with fellowship, with music, with study, through generous acts of giving and serving, and, dependably, in worship together. If the past years have shown us anything, it is that our lives are precious, filled with purpose and meaning, and fragile. Companionship in this life is important. Companionship in our faith is essential.
There is a frequently quoted Kenyan proverb I first heard on an international service-learning trip some years ago which reminds us that “if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.”
Your companion on the way,
Our annual pledge appeal helps to support everything we do together, our collective mission and ministry: the programs, services, and activities that are integral to the quality of life we all value and cherish.
Over the past year St. John's has improved the lives of others and performed miraculous work together with God. Quam Dilecta! Thank you all for your continued dedication and support.
Chart of Proportional Giving Amounts (monthly contribution)
DOES THE CHURCH RECEIVE CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS?
Yes, the Church receives some Matching Gifts and this is an area we would like to grow. Corporate Matching Gifts are an excellent way to provide further support for the mission of St. John's Church, as many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your Human Resources Department for guidance as to how the process works.
TO WHOM MAY I SPEAK WITH ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Questions can be addressed to Treasurer Billy Wresch or either of our two wardens, Seamus Mitchell or Jeremy Bradford. Thank you for making a pledge to St. John's Church.
Thank you for making a pledge to St. John's Church.