I am grateful for everything you do for our church in the name of Christ, and I cannot thank you enough for giving your time, your talents, your gifts, service and witness, all for the sake of Christ, making sure that our church is reaching out to the community to provide a place for spiritual growth through a caring, inviting environment. I am grateful for you, and for everything that God blesses us with at Waterloo First UMC.
Please prayerfully consider how you will be in mission and ministry at Waterloo First UMC. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” I pray that your heart feels cheerful, grateful, when you remember the blessings that God has given you and all of us, and the blessings that we can share and celebrate together. Your faithful stewardship, your many gifts, and your presence and witness in our church makes all the difference and we wouldn’t be the church we are without them. I look forward to the future of hope that God is leading us into and the many ways that we will be faithful and grateful together as we follow Christ.
Grace and peace,