Last month we talked about our 2020 Stewardship Campaign. Your Vestry felt that Stewardship (time, talent, treasure and everything we do at Good Shepherd) was so important that it dedicated a day (Saturday, June 29) to talk about Stewardship with representatives from the Stewardship and Finance Committees. Greg Movesian, with previous experience serving as Canon Steward at St. John’s Cathedral, served as facilitator, and we spent seven hours discussing Stewardship at Good Shepherd.
Out of that meeting came some great new ideas for our 2020 Stewardship Campaign! In addition, there was a consensus that (1) we try to avoid having to do another Supplementary Stewardship Campaign in 2020, and (2) we aim to not have a Capital Campaign this year or next!
Over the next month, the Stewardship Committee, the Finance Committee and the Vestry will be talking with parishioners of Good Shepherd about values that are important to this congregation. The goal is to collect feedback from the congregation on what is truly valued here at Good Shepherd and then weave that into our 2020 Stewardship Campaign. We will being doing this in August, to allow time to properly prepare and carry out our Stewardship Campaign later this year.
The 2020 Stewardship Campaign presents a both a challenge and a tremendous opportunity for everyone pull together as a Church Family and Community. It just seems appropriate for our Stewardship Campaign theme this year to be “Love in Service”!