It Takes a Financial Commitment

The last couple of weeks I have written about how you can contribute to our endowment fund. This is an investment in the ongoing ministry of First United Methodist Church for years to come. 
Indeed that is important but I also want to remind us that right now is very important. We feed over 100 people a day, provide clothes, blankets, mail, hygiene items, and more. We are a community center for the very poor and homeless. Not only that but we have bible studies, worship, choir, and fellowship. We bring people together from all over our city. 
Our ministry takes a financial commitment. Because of our ministry with the poor, we have many supporters — churches and individuals. We have even received a few grants. But most important are the commitments from those of you who are part of this faith community. Indeed, our offering of service and financial gifts is part of our worship. 
July, August, September have been very low months for income. This has made the balance of the church account uncomfortably low. We have two Sundays left in September. Let’s see if we can end September on a strong note. If you have gotten behind on your commitment to the work of Christ here at FUMC maybe you can start catching up. If you are blessed financially, maybe you can give something extra.
Please pray about our financial situation, that we will finish 2019 in a strong way. You are an important part of this ministry. I am thankful for all of you. Thanks be to God!