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Funding Our Dreams Forward

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Financially supporting St. Brigit is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). The Episcopal Church sees giving as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.

How can you share your assets to further the work of God taking place through St. Brigit? How will you contribute to the ongoing life of this community? Newcomer or old-timer alike, we invite your full participation in our common life together.

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Look Back – Dream Forward

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

As our congregation “looks back” and “dreams forward,” what “new thing” is God inspiring you to see as St. Brigit’s future? How will St. Brigit grow in service to our community? How will we work to deepen the faith of those who choose to worship and learn with us?

Our leaders – our ministry leaders, Bishop’s Committee Community, clergy, paid and unpaid staff – are in the process of discerning how our congregation’s dreams can be realized in 2022. As we look ahead, we know that one key ingredient for pushing forward toward our dreams will be the funding we can inspire from our community. So we are asking you to pray and discern what portion of your financial assets you estimate you can give in the coming year, to help make St. Brigit’s dreams come true.

On or before Nov. 7, we are asking each household in our faith community to offer an estimate of giving for 2022. What we, as a faith community, are inspired to give will shape our life together in the coming year. During our worship service on Nov. 7, once our estimates are all collected, we’ll offer a blessing of gratitude and thanksgiving over them. Then, our leaders will begin to know the shape that our dreams can take for 2022 and beyond. Will we birth a new ministry? Will we continue to support our clergy so their work can flourish? Will we use our pandemic experiences to re-energize our ministries?

If you have any questions please see our FAQ page, addressing the questions that are most frequently asked about St. Brigit’s fall fund-raising campaign. If we haven’t addressed your question, please reach out to our administrator, Eileen, at admin@stbrigit.org so that we can provide an answer.

Please take some time to consider your level of giving and the opportunity to grow your faith through your offering of support to the good work of St. Brigit’s congregation. Ask our gracious Lord to guide your discernment. We are confident that your gifts and God’s hand will guide us into a future worth celebrating.

With grateful hearts,

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Fr. Tim Backus

and the Financial Stewardship and Vision Team: 

Eileen Bisgard, Rick Hess, Laura Lewis, Sean McGaughey, Demi Prentiss, Jim Thoming