Stewardship Campaign for 2019
Throughout 2019, we have a simple, bold request. Please give. If you didn’t have the opportunity to commit financially to ECLC last fall, you can do it anytime during 2019. If you haven’t given in the past, please start. If you’ve always given or given occasionally, thank you. We ask you to please increase your giving. The Capital Campaign ended in 2018. If you gave to it, please consider continue those gifts by rolling them into your annual giving.
Our stewardship campaign in late 2018 was simpler and more direct than usual. The staff and the congregation were grieving the death of a beloved pastor and we need everyone to take action without all the usual reminders.
Our goal was to take an extraordinary step and increase the general budget for 2019 by 25% — about $200,000. It was an extraordinary goal and we exceeded it! As a result, we now can 1) make mortgage payments from our regular budget rather than from Capital Campaign dollars; and 2) skip our planned, third Capital Campaign in 2019. We went all in and we made it!
Throughout the year, new members will join us and will be asked to consider their financial giving commitment to ECLC. Some members will find that they are able to give more than their initial commitment.
This year, we invite you to continue to imagine the possible impact of us, as a congregation, going all in.
Make an online donation or payment today.
Download a 2019 Giving Commitment Card and becoming an ECLC sustainer.
Please send completed cards to the church office, Attn: Kristian Clauser.
To contribute your time and talent,
please contact Lauren Morse-Wendt, Mission & Ministry Developer.
To contribute securities, real estate, life insurance, etc.,
or to ask other questions about your financial giving to ECLC,
please contact Kristian Clauser, Director of Finance & Administration.
To include ECLC in your will, contact Pastor Jeff Sartain.