Stewardship Team

newcross2The Stewardship team is responsible for encouraging congregation members to give their time, talents and money to support the church and its missions.  Each year starting in August the team meets and plans a fall program to highlight the ways that the members of the congregation can contribute.  The fall program generally culminates on the last Sunday in October  with Commitment Sunday.  During worship services on Commitment Sunday congregation members bring their commitment cards containing financial pledges forward for dedication.  After Commitment Sunday the Stewardship team contacts active members they have not heard from and totals the financial giving pledges which are critical for the Finance Team to plan the next year’s church operating budget.  The Stewardship team works closely with the Financial Secretary, Kendra Lassen, who is also a team member, to provide a message for each quarterly statement of giving that goes to congregation members.  In addition to Kendra Lassen, the current Stewardship team consists of Peg Flood, Chris Gradijan, Lorraine Lynch, and Rebecca Sol.  The team welcomes volunteers; to join the team or to assist with member follow up contact during the fall stewardship program.