A Foundation for Welcoming in Christ
By Frank Laney
I read an interesting article in the News and Observer recently. In part it said:
“Most people working in nonprofits are not just doing the job assigned to them. Nonprofits live off of grants and the generosity of individuals. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to fund overhead. Donors often love more tangible things, like backpacks with food or support groups.
“But when there is no money to pay for staff, there are no programs. And no extra money to pay for maintenance or office management means folks take time from running these programs to fix broken toilets, clean buses, or move office furniture.”- Julia Da Silva, May 29, 2018
The same is true for churches. While people may get more excited about giving to a new ministry or outreach, unless the church has the buildings and infrastructure to operate, then there is no ministry or outreach, old or new. At first blush, capital campaigns may not be exciting, there is not much sizzle to them, but if an organization is to function, much less grow, they are necessary.
In our 60th Anniversary Welcoming in Christ Campaign we are looking to take care of present, pressing needs of our parish, as well as make our facilities more welcoming and more useful for our present and future parishioners. As we grow our ministries and outreach, we must grow our space to accommodate them. We hope that you will consider prayerfully your role in the St. Paul’s 60th Anniversary Welcoming in Christ Campaign.