Congregational Thank-you from Central Stewardship Team- December 12, 2016   Good Morning Church.  2016 has been a rewarding and productive year at Central.  Through us, God continues to make an incredible impact in our church, community, and the world.  Because of our commitment, gifts, talents, and resources, Central has supported life-changing ministries, celebrated baptisms, received new members, served children in our church, participated in local, national and global missions, and welcomed people of all ages, for weekly worship.   Because of your generosity, multitudes of lives in our community and across the world have been changed for the better.  When I stop to consider all we accomplish as a church, I am truly amazed at the generosity, kindness, compassion, and servant leadership at Central.  As a direct result of your donations of time, energy, resources, tithes, gifts, and offerings, we can truly carry out Central’s mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.   It is with much heartfelt gratitude and appreciation that I extend this special thanks to each of you for your ongoing commitment to Central’s Mission as well as being a valuable member of our vital congregation.   As we worship, volunteer, and serve our God and our community, we each play a role in enabling Central to continue to perform its’ powerful ministry.  Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity! Because of your ongoing support and pledges, we look forward to ending the year strong and are preparing for another powerful and life enriching year of ministry together.   While God has done amazing things through our congregation this year, I believe the best is yet to come.   Thank you.   Central UMC Stewardship Team cumc_campaignthanks-dec-2016