Maple Grove’s 2017/2018 Stewardship Drive

Let us remember the gifts we have received from God, and in our turn become God’s giving hands in this world.

I wanted to send this note to express our gratitude for your commitment of time, talent and treasure during our 2018 Stewardship campaign.  While the campaign officially ended at the end of December, 2017, we still were getting commitment cards coming in all the way up into March of this year!

At the start of our 2018 Stewardship campaign, we stated that our first response to God’s providence is gratitude that takes many forms.  We are blessed here at Maple Grove in that we still have a vibrant, active and caring congregation that works hard for God’s mission in our community.  So, once again, on behalf of the Church Council, a big THANK YOU for your kind generosity in supporting the church.

Blessings,

Cameron Serles,
Stewardship Committee

stained window image of 3 fishes

We are called on to share our tangible gifts, and also the intangible ones—joy, laughter, compassion.

Please deposit your Commitment cards with your commitments of time, talent and treasure in the sealed box in the back lobby. Extra commitment cards can be found in the back of the pews or scattered around the Church. Help us avoid a deficit in 2018!

Thank you from The Stewardship Committee

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While our 2018 Stewardship campaign is officially closed, we still have only about half the Commitment cards collected compared to last year. For those of you who have made a pledge, we thank you! For those of you who have not yet made a pledge, please fill out a Commitment card and deposit it into the sealed box in the back foyer of the Church. Extra commitment cards can be found in the back of the pews or scattered around the Church.

Thank you from The Stewardship Committee!

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Our 2018 Stewardship campaign is almost finished!

“Our Generosity,” says the United Church, “is our response to God’s vast generosity in our own lives. It is a way to contribute to God’s mission in our world. It is how we make a positive difference in our own community through the mission of our congregation and beyond through the Mission and Service Fund.

When we think about giving our time, talent and treasure, we can consider a number of questions: What is God’s mission for us in our daily life? What is our mission in our community? How do we model compassion, provide community and offer hope? How do we serve God’s mission in the wider world?

MGUC Givings Chart

Paul reminds us that we are to give thanks always for the grace of God given us in Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 1:4). These thanks are made tangible through our gifts. Please consider this when filling out your commitment card with generous pledges of your time, talents and treasure for 2018. The above chart shows the distribution of givings from last year. Please consider increasing your givings to one higher level – The Church needs you!

Thank you from The Stewardship Committee

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Maple Grove’s Stewardship Drive

Image for Stewardship2017Our 2018 Stewardship campaign is now underway!  This year’s theme is “We Sing Thanksgiving”.

It is the time of the year when we raise awareness of the time, talent and treasure needs of our Church. We believe that we are called as individuals, families, congregations and a denomination to follow in the way of Jesus to bring about a world of justice and peace.

We invite you to join us in this campaign by giving an intentional and meaningful gift to this ministry by completing a 2018 Commitment Card found in the back of the pews or elsewhere around the church and placing it in the Stewardship box in the back foyer of the Church.

Listen for your own call and respond with generosity!  The Church needs you!

Thank you from The Stewardship Committee

Maple Grove’s 2017/2018 Narrative Budget

A narrative budget helps members of the congregation understand what the church is doing in worship, learning, local outreach and Mission and Service. It is the connecting link between the giver and the congregation’s ministries. The Narrative Budget is a representation of our financial budget in simple, easy-to-read descriptive terms that creates a picture of the ministries of our congregation. It helps to communicate the value of our ministries.

Our Commitment Card mguccommitmentcard2018 – click on this link to open the the pdf document in another window so you can print it up, fill it out, and hand it in.

Our Narrative Budget mgucnarrativebudget2017:8 – click on this link to open the the pdf document in another window and see what Maple Grove United Church is doing in worship, learning, local outreach and Mission and Services. You can also print it up.

The Narrative Budget for Maple Grove United Church, 2017/2018

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Maple Grove Commitment Card, 2018

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