"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" —Matthew 6:26--
Dear Siblings in Christ,
We need your help! I invite you to take out the enclosed artwork and contemplate the image, asking yourself: What does “Celebrating Diversity ~ One in Christ” mean to me and my loved ones? What does it mean for our parish? We’re not all the same. We don’t share the same life experiences, viewpoints, or ideas; that’s the strength of St. Andrew’s! And, yet, we ARE all one in Christ, dedicated to putting God at the center of our lives. From that place of unity, we lean into our mission of nurturing the community through service, acceptance, and worship.
Your generosity this past year allowed us to complete the physical transformation of our campus; remodel the old preschool building to better serve our neighbors; and restore most of the activities that had gone fallow during the pandemic. Thank YOU! These significant accomplishments are in addition to the ways you helped us continue nurturing our surrounding community with food, clothing, showers, and fellowship.
The action in front of you today is to prayerfully discern how your household can financially support our ministries in the coming year. It is only through the generosity of our parish family that we can meet the rising cost of doing business, and I know we can count on you to meet the 2023 budget, and meet our goal of $532,000.
You will find a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” on the reverse that might be helpful to your discernment. Thank you in advance for your consideration of the ways you and your family can help!