CHARITABLE GIFTS TO RESURRECTION CHURCH
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At Resurrection we receive God’s grace in Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament and share that grace with one another and the world in myriad ways. At Resurrection we worship God, who is overflowingly generous—as Jesus himself said:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16).
God could not be any more generous than he is or love you any more than he does. When it comes to God’s love for you, indeed your “cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5).
Along these lines, Jesus taught us how to respond to God’s overflowing generosity - “Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8).
In response to the overflowing generosity of God, the early church was likewise overflowingly generous, and known for their “glad and generous hearts” (Acts 2:46).
We are also exhorted in scripture to respond to God’s overflowing generosity individually and cheerfully: “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Therefore, I am humbly asking you to respond to God’s overflowing generosity to you by making a generous 2022 pledge to Resurrection, freely and cheerfully as led by the Holy Spirit.
The Memorial Garden at Resurrection is available to parishioners for the burial of cremains at a modest cost. It is in a lovely garden area on the north side of the Church.
Cremains are placed directly in the ground in a biodegradable container without an urn.
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A Note from Dave Johnson
Dear Resurrection Family,
Hope you’re doing well!
First, THANKS so much for your generous response with stewardship this year. Pledges were up over 10% from last year—and all of us at ECR are very grateful! As you probably know, earlier this year ECR parishioners raised $670,000 for the ECR mortgage at Seacoast Bank--an extraordinary act of generosity—thanks to all of you who contributed to that!
This past summer, the Diocese of Central Florida took on that ECR mortgage from Seacoast Bank. In addition, the Diocese of Central Florida has also very generously given us until the fall of 2023 before making any principle or interest payments. The current mortgage balance is $1,750,858.65. Several parishioners have communicated with me that they would be interested in making donations specifically toward this mortgage principle.
With the end of the calendar year rapidly approaching it is a great time to do so, both for reducing the mortgage principle and giving a tax-deductible gift.
If you would like to make a gift toward reducing this mortgage principle, please make your check out to “Episcopal Church of the Resurrection” and our Financial Administrator, Jill Chester, will ensure that your gift is added to your 2021 Giving Statement for tax purposes. Every gift toward reducing the mortgage will make a big difference and be greatly appreciated.
As always, you remain in our hearts and prayers here at Resurrection. Take care and I hope to see you soon!
Grace upon Grace,
The Rev. Dr. Dave Johnson