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?
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
Facilities and Equipment $182,570
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.