Thank you, Pearce family, for your gracious generosity helping us to live out our vision and mission on the westside of Rochester and beyond!
As we finish this year, there is much that your generosity has allowed us to accomplish: we have replaced our boilers (a long-anticipated project); removed trees; improved exterior lighting; sealed driveways; updated our logo and website; sent staff and volunteers to key training events; added signage in, and around, our building, as well as welcome banners at our entrances; expanded ministry to adults, family life, college, and “20 Somethings;” renovated our new Journey Kids wing, as well as various adult meeting spaces, and our Pearce 4 Kids area; updated our worship arts technology; and continued overpayments toward our mortgage! All of this was done with your donations while leaving our designated reserves in place.
In addition, each of our pastors could tell you the amazing God stories of new families He has entrusted to our Pearce family! Our Vision is to look, live, and love like Jesus. Our Mission is to be and make disciples of Jesus that love God and neighbor. Our three strategies are Worship (our love for God), Community (our love for one another), and Service (our love for the world). There are so many stories that demonstrate God’s blessing in each of these areas.
Again, we thank you for your faithful generosity. God invites us—dares us—to test and trust Him with our giving. As we approach the end of the year, we invite you to prayerfully consider an end of year contribution to help us finish strong.
I thank our God of unfailing love that I am surrounded by a family of cheerful givers!
Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. (2 Corinthians 9:6-11)