Church Endowment?

Coming October 8 — 4 Week — Bible Study discussion group
“Light of the World” by Amy-Jill Levine
Tuesday nights — 7 to 8:30 PM
Author, biblical scholar, and professor, Amy-Jill Levine shows how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt. 
Sign-up with Pastor Steve and purchase a book for $13. 
Friday Bible Study cancelled this week — Sept 6
Pastor Steve will be out of town that day. Class will resume next Friday. 
Why Give To Your Church Endowment? Did you know our church has an endowment fund? The purpose of an endowment fund is to financially sustain the mission and work of a charitable organization. The principal of an endowment is kept intact and only the annual earnings, typically income and a portion of the capital growth, are used to fund current needs and special projects. Your church has an endowment so that it can continue to carry on its important work in the years to come. You can make a significant contribution to further the mission of your church. In the weeks ahead I will share with you some of the ways you can help build our church endowment. 

Kitchen Project Update

Many of you have asked for an update on our kitchen project. We have chosen an architectural firm called Interactive Resources and we have signed a contract. They specialize in older buildings that have historical significance. The project manager was very enthusiastic about our wonderful building and this project. We will soon be meeting them on the plans. I am very excited about the assistance I am getting from Ed Moncrief and our Program Manager Greg Fenton. We will keep you posted as this project progresses. 
There will be some challenges ahead, as the time will come when we will need to rely on other churches and community partners to make their kitchens available to us. We plan to continue feeding hungry people even when our kitchen is under construction and unavailable. I know we can do this because we have built strong community relationships. Nevertheless, there will be obstacles. We will try to anticipate them as we go. 
Thank you for your patience, support, and prayers. Most important is that we have this ministry. We are blessed to be a blessing!

Pastor Steve Lundin