God can do abundantly far more than we can ask or imagine! Here at Lyons First UMC, we’re imagining more: more life change, more disciples, more love, more service, and more! Looking ahead to 2017, we believe that God has amazing things in store for us. We’re excited! And you have an opportunity to help make the unimaginable possible in 2017!
On Sunday, October 23rd, we will celebrate a very important day in the life of our church: Imagine More! Stewardship Sunday. During our worship service on that day, we will gather as members of Lyons First United Methodist Church and make our personal, financial commitments to our ministry vision for our congregation in 2017.
Why give? Why pledge? Because it is important to your personal faith. It is important to our mission. And it helps your church prepare for ministry. Every year, our church operates and conducts ministry through your generous tithes and offerings. This year alone, we estimate spending $360,000 to minister to children and youth, provide for our amazing ministry staff, reach out to our community, maintain our facilities, and minister to one another. In 2017, as we pray and work towards increasing our average worship attendance by 10%, we have the opportunity provide classes and groups for new people to connect, enhanced ministries for their families, and ensure that we have excellent, inspired worship. In order to help you as you pray and prepare for this special day,
Your financial commitment help us determine how we will fund our ministry and mission over the next year. It’s time to Imagine More! I want to thank you in advance for sharing your gifts of love to help others Love God, Love Each Other, and Love Outside the Walls! May God bless you as you consider your commitment.