Stewardship

 

Trust in the Promise

"For surely I know the plans I have for you... to give you a future with hope."

 Jeremiah 29:11 

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Mission - a passionate concern for and response to the challenges of life - is what the United Parish of Upton is about. We exist to be a community of people invested in their town, concerned about right and wrong, and dedicated to living out the Good News of Jesus Christ.

 

Our presence in the community requires money. We are entirely supported by the gifts of ordinary people and the income from past gifts. Today we're writing to invite you to support our congregation for the coming year, to let your dollars voice your belief that our work is worth continuing.

 

Why should you invest your funds in the United Parish of Upton? Why should you respond favorably to our annual appeal?

  1. Because we provide a place to hear the loving and accepting gospel of Jesus Christ. Here, indeed, all are welcome - rich, poor, old, young, gay, straight, strong, weak, questioning, or solid in faith. With superb music, excellent sermons, and enthusiastic children, our worship services speak to the needs of our world and our community.
  2. Because we are an effective agent for change in our community. We speak out on issues of justice. We provide value-added pre-school for local children. We are the go-to place for people needing assistance. We welcome the hungry, the troubled, the grieving, the lonely, the lost. We stand up for the downtrodden and seek peace in our world.
  3. Because our reach is not confined to the town's border, but impacts all the world. When disaster stikes in, say, Mexico, our representatives are there, bringing food, water, clothing, housing and assistance in recovery. We don't leave after the glamorous days are gone; for instance, even today we are in partnership with those who continue to re-build in New Orleans.
  4. Because we are the one place you can count on to consistently care about issues. Where you can engage in dialogue about ethical behaviour with people who care deeply about right and wrong.
We hope you will read the Report of our Work, fill out a pledge card, and be one of our supporters for 2017.
 
Grace and peace,
The Stewardship Committee
 
 

Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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