Church in the Forest is an amazing place—because of YOU!! Our worship together, the fellowship we experience and the ways we are encouraged to grow in our walk with God does not happen by accident. They are planned and prepared by leadership and staff who are deeply committed to our becoming who God is calling us to be. The ministry and mission of our church takes place because of spiritual and financial gifts our members choose to offer. These are the resources that fuel our mission.
This fall, we are using the four Sundays leading up to Thanksgiving to look at four pillars of our church: Community, Service, Music and Prayer. We prepare to move into 2023 with complete faith that God will provide the needed financial resources that will allow us to continue, enhance and expand our ministry.
The practice of stewardship is a spiritual discipline and a way to grow in our faith. There is joy to be found in practicing generosity and it begins with simple steps and the commitment to contribute. As you reflect on God’s presence and leading, I pray you will examine your commitment to CITF and not only commit to continue, but to expand, your support of God’s work through the ONLY faith community in the forest!
Thank you for being part of Church in the Forest and for your generous support of our shared ministry. Thank you for all the ways you are making the ministries of CITF happen through your prayers, participation, encouragement and financial support.
In 2023, we will continue to give generously to serve others, strengthen connections and fund God-honoring worship opportunities. To accomplish this, we need your financial support. We hope you will plan to give in 2023 what for you is a generous amount.
A Stewardship Prayer for 2023
Almighty and ever-living God, whose glory fills the heavens,
whose Spirit animates the earth: we praise you for the wonder of life.
Your love is the foundation of all that is.
All that we are, and all that we have, comes as your blessing.
Reveal in us the well of gratitude that
nourishes our life together.
As we seek your will for the mission of
Church In The Forest in the coming year,
enliven in us your call to be faithful stewards of your bounty.:
With hope for a joyful future, guide us in our decisions.