I hope everyone had a wonderful summer this year! At St. Andrew’s, we kick off the fall season with the Parish Picnic and welcome back the students and choir. We will also be providing a Ministry Fair to showcase the various activities the church is involved in and the many ways you can participate. The Stewardship Committee is excited this year to give everyone a “Thank You” gift and promote some of the exciting events we have planned. The first event we have planned is a Dine and Donate day on October 1st at Liberty Union where a portion of your bill gets donated to St. Andrew’s. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the church without having to do anything more than going out to eat and maybe seeing some familiar faces. We will also be putting on the annual Chicken BBQ which is a wonderful way to bring the positive energy and talents of our congregation to the community through a tasty meal. Please stop by our table for more information on these and other programs we are working on to help defer some of our financial needs, and more importantly, to provide fellowship opportunities beyond Sunday mornings.
In addition to these fun events, we are also planning on holding another Family Meeting this year to look back at how we did last year and look ahead to where we want to go. This “State of the Church” meeting allows us to open the books to our financial lookahead and the overall direction we are going as a church to meet your needs through Christian Education, Music, Outreach and more.
In the meantime, I wanted to reiterate how thankful we are for the support you have given St. Andrew’s and how you have stepped up to meet the challenges we identified last year. We are who we are, because of you