Dear CCSM Beloved Community
During fall, we have been thinking about
what it means to "cultivate our lives."
Cultivating the rich soil of our community
means creating the right conditions for
sustainable growth in the future. We have
no idea who will walk through our doors
and how our extravagant welcome and
progressive Christianity will impact them.
In 2014, we will celebrate our 150th
anniversary! We enjoy a vibrant and
meaningful community today because for
the past century and a half, faithful people
believed in cultivating the future. We stand
on their shoulders as heirs of their legacy
and beneficiaries of their generosity. All
of them did their part believing that what
they did mattered. And we can attest that
it absolutely did matter.
Now it is our turn. Our stewardship theme
this year is Cultivate Our Future.
At the Hour of Visioning last month, we
began to dream about what it might look
like for CCSM to be a spiritual "hub" on the
Peninsula, a place where people are inspired
in their everyday lives to be change makers
in their sphere of influence (check the website
for a full report on the visioning outcomes).
You'll be receiving a stewardship packet
at church or in the mail, as well as by email,
and the whole packet will be on the website
so you can make your pledge online.
Below you'll be able to
view a short video I created about our past
and future. I think you'll enjoy it!
Please think about what change you can
make by being part of this community and
by giving to this community as you consider
your 2014 pledge.