Connect 52

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When you became a member of Kessler Park United Methodist Church, the pastor asked you the following question:

“As a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?”

You answered, “I will,” and were officially admitted into the church.

You probably think that the annual pledge campaign is merely about those “gifts” that you promised to give to the church. But it’s more than that. Especially this year.

In 2019, we want you to seriously consider your presence at KPUMC. Which is another way of saying, “We don’t just want your money, we want your time!”

When you give your time, you put yourself into a situation where you can be transformed. You will find yourself in places where God can speak, where you can listen, and where other people will be changed through your presence.

What did you mean when you promised to give “your presence” to the church family?


We are asking everyone to consider the way they spend their time. Consider the following questions:

Are you taking a Sabbath and getting the rest you need?

Are you giving God at least one hour per week to be in worship with God’s people?

Are you giving God at least some time every day to pray, read Scripture, and/or meditate?

Are you giving God at least one hour per week in service to others, particularly those who are vulnerable and in need?

The Challenge

We are issuing you a challenge this year. After evaluating the way you spend your time, are you willing to give God an extra hour per week? If you give God an extra hour every week of 2019, you will be giving a total of 52 hours. Imagine what you could accomplish with this kind of investment of time!

2019 Proposed Budget

Personnel $342,000

Facilities and Equipment $182,570

Apportionments $60,000

Programs $46,500

Administrative and Office $40,000

Debt Service $25,620

Permanent Endowment Fund $10,000

Total Proposed KPUMC Budget $706,690

You may have noticed that this year’s budget is a significant jump from last year’s budget of $640,000. However, there will be a considerable increase in revenue from the Parents Day Out program.

Pledge Campaign Goal $450,000



_________ 73%


pledged of $450,000 goal




Number of extra hours committed to God

0 days, 1 hour to go