Dear Shadow Rock Family,
Shadow Rock has been my spiritual home for more than 30 years and I am reminded every day of the importance of having a worship community that includes all of you. Whether you are new to Shadow Rock or have been here since the founding, you are a part of this community, this family and this home.
I hope you realize the importance of your belonging. We are more than “Sunday friends.” Whatever your specific beliefs, we are a family of people who share values of spirituality, justice and inclusion. Together, we are a formidable team who make a difference every day in our own lives and the lives of others. Together, may we continue to care for our home and our mission.
It’s the time of year when we take stock of what our monetary needs are to continue caring for our beautiful facilities, paying our staff a living wage and finding funds to do the justice work we are so proud of doing. It’s never easy for us as a church to fund the basics, let alone everything we can dream of doing. That is why I want to invite you to gather your family and contemplate what Shadow Rock means to you. Our stewardship theme this year is “Taking Care of Our Home.” Please consider how you can contribute your share of the pie to sustain our “home.” Just as you and I make a budget to care for our home and our family, so must Shadow Rock create a budget to fund our needs for the upcoming year. This is done by returning our pledge cards so our Financial Director, Heidi Zinn, can tally them and we can begin to build a budget for 2020.
We are all in this together when we share the load. If you are new to Shadow Rock, any contribution you feel comfortable pledging would be most welcome. If you are currently pledging, please revisit your current giving and create your new pledge card. If you are in a position to increase by just 3% to 5%, it can mean the difference between a deficit or a balanced budget.
Our first witnessing steward will be in worship October 27th. We will continue our campaign on November 3rd and 10th. We ask you to return the enclosed white Estimate of Giving card to Shadow Rock on or before Sunday, November 17th, so we can move forward with the budgeting process. You can turn your cards in by mailing them directly to Heidi, putting them in the offering plate, or by dropping them in the marked pledge boxes in the Narthex or the Parlor.
Be sure to contact Heidi in the finance office if you have questions about pledging or electronic giving, or would just like more information about our church budget. You can email her at email@example.com, or call her at the church office at 602-993-0050.
I would like to remind you that we are all unique and unrepeatable human beings and we are, each and every one of us, important to each other and to our home, Shadow Rock.
Wishing you Shalom, Aloha and Peace,
Member of the Board
Shadow Rock United Church of Christ
12861 N. 8th Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85029
Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Senior Minister
Church Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.