As we look ahead to next year and the imminent calling of our new Pastor of Community Care, we invite you to consider one of God's gifts to humankind... pie.
Pie builds community. It is a dessert that must be shared. A whole pie is much too large for one person to eat, but just right when friends and family are around. Here at CTK, we too are all about building community. We build relationships between people, God, the community, and those in need.
Our goal for 2023 is to increase our giving by $41,000 or more in new or increased offerings throughout the coming year. The Council has identified three areas where these new offerings will be utilized. Our goals are to build community, meet higher costs, and improve our sanctuary sound.
In scripture, God invites us to share proportionally from our possessions, giving away 10% for the good of others and the community. Giving 10% is like sharing a single slice of pie. We invite you in the next few weeks to pray. Pray for our congregation’s mission and ministry together. Pray about your offering for the next year. Pray about your response to our Stewardship campaign and consider increasing your offering to Christ the King.
We are on the verge of calling a new Pastor of Community Care, who will prioritize building relationships among our seniors, our families, and our neighborhood. Supporting this new position with some additional funding will secure a strong leader who will guide and inspire us to be not just a community, but a community of care.
Hear Councilmember Rick Turnquist talk about the importance financially supporting his faith community has had in his life.
Inflation has hit everyone, including the church, hard in 2022. The costs for utilities have especially shot up. Even though we do all we can to keep our usage low, by the end of the year we expect to be overbudget just on electricty by around $10,000. We need everyone's help in meeting these increased costs in 2023.
This is our stretch goal. Many folks have struggled for years with the sound system in our sanctuary. To fix it we will need to rebuild our sound system from the ground up. This money can hire a consultant to design a new system and recommend acoustic modifications, and be a down payment on those improvements.
Here are the ways for you to fill out your 2023 STATEMENT OF INTENT (if you haven’t done so already):