STEWARDSHIP 2021 – Our pledge deadline is January 24, 2021
Thank you to all who pledged for Called to Dream Commitment Sunday last November. So far, we have received $2.1 million toward our $2.6 million pledge goal. This year, we are changing our budget process such that pledges will support 75% of our annual giving target. Not reaching the pledge target means we will have to do the hard work of reducing the 2021 expense budget.
God is calling ALL of us to dream about First Pres’ call in the next chapter of our life together. Who is God calling us to love? Where is God calling us to serve? How can we be even more faithful for such a time as this?
Dreaming requires planning. All are called to pray and pledge financially to make the dream of our mission statement real through General Fund giving that supports staff and ministry programs.
Take your generosity and turn it into a promise. If you already give regularly—including via electronic funds transfer (ACH) or PayPal automatic payments—would you commit your established giving to a pledge? If you are not a regular giver, would you consider making a commitment to pledge and give?
SUBMIT YOUR PLEDGE
Mail a Pledge Card: Download a 2021 Pledge Card or return the Pledge Card from the churchwide Stewardship mailing to:
First Pres, Attn: 2021 Pledge, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone in your pledge: Call Sharon Gowdy in the Business Office, (510) 280-6143
Your pledges are the foundation for the 2021 budget to support ministry programs for our congregation, community, and the world. We are called to dream together!
For more information about the campaign, read the campaign launch email, download the Stewardship Brochure, or contact Stewardship Chair Jason Draut at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sue Burger at email@example.com or (510) 280-6124.