"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people."
As you may know, we recently completed the renovation of our church sanctuary, and once the stained glass windows are finished we will once again have a splendid facility in which to hold our worship services and bring glory to God. This work would not have been possible without the incredibly generous and faithful giving from our church family and we are so thankful that we have such a wonderful congregation.
One unfortunate side effect of the restoration however, was that our 25 year old sound system failed and will now need to be replaced. Technology has changed a lot since the original system was installed and in order to effectively communicate our message and preach God’s word to our community, we need to invest in a brand new digital sound system. This first phase of our new system will not only provide us with high quality sound, both for the spoken word and our music, but will also lay the groundwork for future development that will also allow us to eventually enhance our worship by incorporating multi-media, video recording and streaming, providing closed loop hearing aid assistance and enable online live streaming of our services.
The total cost of the new system will be about $30,000 and we have established an aggressive goal to raise this amount before Christmas! Enclosed you will find a pledge card. We would ask that you prayerfully consider how much God is leading you to donate to this project and return your pledge card by September 18th either by placing it in the offering plate or dropping it off at the church office. If you are unable to donate anything, please support us in prayer! We are aiming for all funds to be collected no later than October 16th. God willing, this will allow us enough time to order our new system for Christmas! Pray for this!
There are several ways for you to donate, either by sending a check to the church, donating online via our website, or by sharing our new GoFundMe site with your social media friends. Please note that we would ask that church members not use the GoFundMe site to donate as they do charge a small commission. This site is intended to help us raise funds from out of town members, friends of the church, and non members. If you have any questions please feel free to speak with Al, Ralph or any member of the Vital Ministries Team.
In summary, we are asking three things from you:
- SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
In Christ, and with thanks for your constant faithfulness,
The Vital Ministries Team.