Lebanon Association Stewardship Supper
Wednesday, September 28 (6:30 – 8 p.m.)
Salem UCC, 2761 Horseshoe Pike, Campbelltown 17010
A new chapter of ministry and service is beginning in the Penn Central Conference. Lebanon Association, like all eight Associations of the Conference, wants to do all that it can do to be sure that OCWM (Our Church’s Wider Mission) giving will support our efforts. The Stewardship Suppers will be important in reaching ALL the congregations of Penn Central. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. That’s why we have to ask EVERY CHURCH in our Conference to help.
The Suppers will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a simple meal of soup and sandwich. A Stewardship Testimony from a local congregation will be shared followed by a presentation by one of the ‘mostly new’ Conference staff, sharing why what they have been called to do is so exciting. Dave Bushnell, Acting Conference Minister and Nora Foust, Conference Associate Minister for Ministerial and Congregational Excellence, will be attending the Lebanon Association supper. Finally, congregations will receive a letter describing the per capita giving of their church as well as a form to send back to the Conference to indicate their giving goal for 2017. Did you know, for example, that of the 16 highest per capita giving congregations of the Conference, 8 churches had 150 members or fewer?
Placemats (just like at the PCC Annual Conference) will be on the tables of each Stewardship Supper to have a little fun thinking about other meanings of the acronym OCWM.
We hope that each congregation will send 2-3 people (including the pastor) to the supper. If you and your church can’t make it to your Association’s supper sign up to attend one of the suppers in another Association. Make your reservation by contacting Wendy Hepler at firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to indicate your Church, your Association, and the names of those planning to attend.
Thanks for your help.
Acting Conference Minister
PS. See the attached file for a listing of all the other Stewardship Suppers in case your church needs to attend a supper elsewhere.
Wendy J. Hepler
Penn Central Conference
900 S Arlington Ave., # 227A
Harrisburg, PA 17109