Ice the Debt


Our “debt thermometer,” found in the church narthex, the entry area to the sanctuary.

This Sunday, Oct. 11, we will hear more about our “Ice the Debt” campaign, designed to help our church put our 12-year-old building debt behind us and move toward financial support of new ministries. We are aiming to have enough money gathered by Nov. 15 to eliminate the debt entirely!

We will be able to monitor our progress by watching our debt thermometer drop toward zero. You’ll notice the thermometer already has dropped quite a bit—that gap represents the tremendous financial work that has been done already. This debt began at $780,000 in 2003. It is now down to about $118,000, before subtracting the $12,500 church leaders have promised in advance of this campaign.

Please begin to prayerfully consider how you will participate. Gifts can be made as early as this Sunday. Simply mark your check or envelope as going toward “debt elimination.”

One very important part of this effort: Please make your gifts in addition to your regular tithes supporting the church’s daily ministry efforts. We gain nothing if people rob Peter to pay Paul. Also, please remember, this is not a pledge campaign. We are seeking direct gifts by Nov. 15 toward debt elimination.

Preparing for Oct. 11 Worship

Fork In The Road (5279568656)

Sermon Title: “What Might Have Been”
Sermon Text: Mark 10:17-31

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” You know the poem. Life is full of moments where we have to ask ourselves, “Do I turn left or turn right? Where will I go? What will I see? What will I fail to see?” Many of those moments are critical, particularly if we are choosing between paths taking us toward or away from God.