Writing to the Philippian
church, the apostle Paul stated, “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies
behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.” These words were written
during a difficult season in Paul’s life. Notice, though, where he decided to
place his attention.
It was on the future, on the next step he believed God was calling him to take.
We are calling our stewardship emphasis for the coming year, “Next Step.” We are confident that a better future lies ahead on the other side of the pandemic. And we believe that some of the best days in the life of this church are ahead if we all do our part and take the next step. What is your dream for JUMC? What is the next faithful step God is calling our church to take? Be on the lookout in early 2022 for the relaunching of our Call-to-Action vision plan that will describe the next faithful step in the life of this great church.
If you would like to make your 2022 Annual Pledge, click the image below to access the pledge form for 2022.
Acts 2:44–45 says: “Now all who believed were together, and
had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided
them among all, as anyone had need.”
Lord, today we bring our gifts before you. Just like the original church did, we come together God to gather up funds for our church ministries and those in need. We believe that you will extend your mighty hand over this offering, and that it will go out in the name of the gospel, and that your people will be blessed by it.