For 2021, we're committing to living well through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
Each year, our church dedicates some time in the fall to focus on reminding ourselves of why we’re in ministry, how our ministry impacts the lives of those around us, and how we can continue to fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We call this “Stewardship”. Each year, our annual ministry plan is created based on the commitments (aka pledges) of our church family. With these commitments, we’re able to plan for the following year’s ministry with a list of individuals ready to serve at The Harbor, children’s events, worship services, and in a large number of ways. We’re also able to financially dedicate funds to ministry areas based on the commitments received during the stewardship season. When you commit to praying, serving, attending, inviting, giving, and witnessing with your church, you’re fulfilling your commitment to Christ and the United Methodist Church.
Our goal for the 2021 commitment season is for everyone to find a place to serve and grow in their relationship with God. And this year’s stewardship theme is “Living Well”. In John 4:14b, Jesus says, “The water I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” Our prayer is that the focus of this sermon series on Biblical wells will create in you a desire to become an even greater part of the life and ministry of our church.
Every pledge of your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness allows us greater opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We invite you to join us as we commit to living well in 2021!! Scroll down to learn more through letters or videos, and when you’re ready, just click below to submit your Living Well Commitment Card online. Members of FUMC should have received mailed commitment cards in October. You are welcome to submit online, or request a new one online (to the right).
ONLINE COMMITMENT CARDS
LETTERS / DOCUMENTS
WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING IN 2020 -
ADAPTING, MINISTERING, AND REACHING OUT
Hopefully, you have received a letter in the mail recently from Matt and Bridget St. Amant, the Co-Chairs of the Stewardship Committee, updating you on what we’ve been doing this year, and letting you know what to expect in the coming weeks as it relates to the stewardship season at FUMC Dothan. If you didn’t receive that letter, you can now view it here.
WHY DO WE GIVE?
Our efforts now will directly impact how we are able to be in ministry and fulfill our mission in 2021. Giving of our time and money is a response of our faith in our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. We recognize that some have a long history of giving and pledging to join FUMC in ministry, and that some of you are new to giving and making financial commitments to join FUMC in ministry. Wherever you are in your life of generosity, we hope you will submit a Living Well Commitment Card to join us in ministry in 2021 and see what God can do in, through, and with you.
HOW WILL YOU SUPPORT FUMC IN 2021?
At FUMC Dothan, we would love nothing more than to impact more lives, spread more love, and serve in more missions than ever before, during 2021. In order to continue our outreach, to share the love of Jesus Christ with our community, and to train and grow disciples, we need support from you. There are endless opportunities for you to join us!
If you have not turned in your card yet, will you check the list of service opportunities and commit to serve in some new capacity next year? Would you consider what God may be telling you to give to our ministry plan? We would love for you to join us as we commit to living well in 2021!