It has been almost 5 years since I became your Pastor and 50 years since I first set
foot in the United Methodist Church of Babylon. It is a privilege to be your Pastor
and I hope that you will read this letter with a lot of interest.
As you know every year we have a Stewardship Drive where we talk about our giving
which usually culminates in a Dedication Sunday where we bring Pledge Cards to the
This year our program is called NEW CONSECRATION SUNDAY. It begins on October 8
and ends on NEW DEDICATION SUNDAY on November 5th. On that day at the
Speaker’s Request we will only have 1 service at 9:30am followed by a Free
Celebration Brunch in the Fellowship Hall. Please plan on being there.
Our speaker and presenter on New Dedication Sunday will be Joe Andreanna of the
Frontier Foundation. The Frontier Foundation holds half of the church’s Endowment
Funds and is doing very well with the returns on our investments. The Frontier
Foundation is a United Methodist Agency sponsored partially by our Conference. Joe
is a dedicated Christian layman who does his program voluntarily because of his deep
Christian commitment. He is to many the layman on the bar stool who talks about
giving. You won’t want to miss him.
Prior to New Dedication Sunday you will hear brief presentations and moments of
witness each Sunday. Also, you will receive two letters concerning New Dedication
Sunday. Please listen carefully to the speakers and read the letters carefully. The
Estimate Of Giving Cards will actually be distributed on November 5th.
I am very excited about this Stewardship Drive. It comes at a very important time in
the history of our church. It is based on the Biblical beliefs about giving.
Pray for our Stewardship Drive and plan to take part.
The very best to you in Christ’s name,