Stewardship 2022: NOW MORE THAN EVER
If you believe Won’t you please raise your hands Let’s hear your voices Let us know where you stand Don’t shout from the shadows ‘Cause it won’t mean a thing Now more than ever The world needs love Not just a slogan But the world needs love – John Mellencamp, ‘Now More Than Ever’ (1992©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)
Stress and anxiety and sorrow are impacting people at pandemic levels. Now more than ever the church is being called to love like Jesus. We are stewards of extraordinary good news and unprecedented opportunity. The decisions we make today will determine the stories we tell tomorrow.
Our 2022 stewardship emphasis, ‘Now More Than Ever’ is just one step on this path of faithful giving and living. Your pledges and offerings support our daily, ongoing ministries for the 2020 calendar/fiscal year.
You can make your 2022 pledge here.
Find the ‘Now More Than Ever’ sermon series here.
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. testimony from the Harvard Avenue family .
A word from MARY MAGEE, chair of the Stewardship Ministry Team:
This church changed mine and my husband’s lives. For several years, we spent our Sundays church shopping. We’d had a wonderful experience during the 80’s and 90’s as members of Bob and Delia Pierson’s Christ United Methodist Church. Bob retired, things changed and we began looking for a similar church, one that was “alive” with joyful engaged Christ-filled members. It took years, but thanks to not giving up and an invitation from Tom and Pat Maxwell, we found exactly what we were looking for. Here at Harvard Ave we’ve found fun friends who have grown to be like family, dedicated ministers whose exceptional leadership, teaching skills and caring go well beyond the norm, and an abundance of opportunities to get involved. This congregation doesn’t sit idly by waiting to be fed, we help prepare the meals. Opportunities to engage are plentiful, not pushy, but there if you want them. There are activities and experiences for everyone that add purpose and fulfillment to our lives. Our granddaughter and her husband were the first to be married in our new sanctuary in 2015. This holy place was filled with music, laughter, love and joy that day. What a beautiful celebration that was. … Then in 2018 we gathered in this comforting holy place to grieve 3 tragic losses that followed one after the other too quickly…Oliver Howard, Avery Shannon, and Jim Rosenlieb. Our sanctuary was filled with tears, loving support, candlelight and prayer, after prayer, after prayer. We felt God’s presence that night, blessing our broken hearts. This incredible room with its breathtaking stained glass windows is for all of us a living sanctuary. Harvard Avenue is a church for all seasons. It’s a joy to show our appreciation by giving our time and tithes. November is the month we revisit how, when, where, why we give, and what happens to what we give. I’m so thankful Jim and I didn’t give up, didn’t stop looking for that special church and didn’t just settle, because Now More Than Ever, we need to love each other like Jesus. Harvard Avenue Christian Church makes that so easy.
. worship advocates & videos .
click links to read and watch
>> Rising Band, ‘NOW MORE THAN EVER‘ (theme video, worship anthem, October 31)
KYLE SIMMONS (advocate, October 31 worship)
JUSTIN CLOSE (advocate, November 7 worship)
>> ‘WE NEED OUR CHURCH‘ (worship video, November 7)
TODD MAXWELL (advocate, November 9 e-news)
CHRISTINA MAXWELL (advocate, November 14 worship)
REBECCA MORRIS (advocate, November 21 worship)
>> ‘HERE’S YOUR CHANCE‘ (worship video, November 21)