This past Sunday was a full service at The Table. We welcomed six new members and baptized five children. In observance of All Saints Sunday, we also reflected on the believers that have come before us and shaped the Christian faith we have received. It was a moment to be confronted by the church’s past, present, and future, and to celebrate how God is weaving The Table into the tapestry of God’s restorative work in the world. I am so thankful to be on this journey with each of you and for the grace that God has blessed us with in life together at The Table.
In addition to all of what is listed above, we also kicked off our Pledge Campaign for 2024 on Sunday. Many of us have been a part of pledge campaigns in the past and, let’s face it, talking about finances can get complicated at times. You may have been in a church previously where there was pressure to give a certain amount or where your personal prosperity was somehow tied to your giving to the church.
As we move through our month-long Pledge Campaign, I wanted to reiterate that this is not that. You are free from shame-motivated giving and you are free from believing that God’s blessings are reserved for those atop the tithing leaderboard (there’s no such thing, by the way).
I want to invite you to reimagine what it might look like to partner financially with a church. Instead of teaching a series on generosity or coming up with a one-size-fits-all equation for how much one ought to give, we simply want to invite anyone who feels blessed by being a part of life at The Table in any way to prayerfully consider making a pledge for 2024 to go toward our common life together.
Financial partnership is not mandatory or public, but it is another opportunity to share in our life together at The Table. Would you consider making a pledge for 2024?