We give because God gave first.
For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son… (John 3:16)
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Place your cash tithes and gifts inside a completed offering envelope and put it in the offering plate at service or drop it off at the church office.
Place your tithes and gifts by check inside a completed offering envelope, and put it in the offering plate, drop it off or mail it to the church office.
Building a Lasting Legacy of Faith
The Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund is a perpetual source of income for the Life & Mission of the Church.
Tithing is more than Giving
The word “tithe” means tenth or 10%. Tithing, or giving 10% of your income, is not merely giving something to God. It is giving back what was His to begin with. All that we have, or hope to have, comes from Him. The Bible says that tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything. It teaches us to always put God first in our lives.
2020 Stewardship – Generosity Empowers Our Vision
Dear Family and Friends of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church,
As we look forward to building on the abundance of gifts God has blessed Vanderbilt with – a new Pastor, who is excited to bring about growth and continued expansion of our church and community mission goals; a magnificent new Lively-Fulcher pipe organ; an expanded Narthex;
a beautiful new renovated Sanctuary; an outstanding music program; and a wonderful growing children’s program – we see a very exciting future ahead of us. Consequently, your Stewardship Committee and Session have chosen to adopt the following theme for our 2020 Stewardship Campaign: GENEROSITY EMPOWERS OUR VISION – A church “called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be a Christ-like presence in the world”.
First of all, we want to thank you for your ongoing support for the ministry and mission of our church. Your generosity is a key factor underpinning our Vision and all that God calls us to be.
Due to rising expenses and the hope that we can begin a search for a much-needed Associate Pastor, we ask you to prayerfully consider increasing your 2020 pledge by 10 percent – or more, if possible – and other special gifts you make as an expression of your love for Him and for his bountiful blessings – to you personally and to Vanderbilt. A Stewardship Campaign offers us the time to reflect on how we can serve Him with our Time, Talent, and Treasure. We consider Stewardship to be a means to worship God.
Enclosed is a pledge card for you to indicate your important financial support of Vanderbilt’s ministry and missions in 2020. Please bring or mail your pledge card to the church any time on or before Stewardship Dedication Sunday, February 9, 2020, when we will gather to dedicate our commitments. You may also use https://vpcnaples.org/worship/pledge-card to make your pledge commitment.
In closing, please mark your calendar and plan to attend our Stewardship Kickoff Brunch in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, January 19. The Brunch will begin at 10:00 AM to allow for those attending the 11:00 AM Worship service to come early and will continue following the conclusion of the 9:30 AM Worship Service to allow for those attending that service. Members of our Stewardship Ministry Team and Session will be there to answer your questions. Thank you for your trust in God and your unselfish Generosity [which] Empowers our Vision.
Session Stewardship Ministry Team: Carol Schwiers – Moderator, Gene Blanchard,
Sterling Desorcy, Susan Lefebvre, Carolyn Magarro, Terry Mountford, and Bill Payne
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Malachi 3:10 (NIV)