Try the NEW Pushpay App
"In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, 'Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.'" Matt. 2:1-2
The star appeared. A caravan was assembled. Wise men embarked on a journey. We, too, are invited to embark on a journey of faith. Will we go it alone? Or will we gather and share in support of our common goal?
As the wise men brought provisions for the journey and gifts to present…
WHAT WILL YOU BRING? (WWYB?)
- What have you received from CCB that can sustain you on the journey?
- What GIFTS will you bring in response to what you have received?
What do your offerings support?
Riddle: What do you call a camel with no humps?
Answer: Humphrey. (Hump-free)
*Remember this riddle! There will be prizes!
Material Needs— Our church is entirely self-funded. Money is needed to maintain our church campus, pay our pastors and staff, and finance the Christian education and outreach programs of our church. We are able to operate because of your generous giving. The projected operating budget for the coming fiscal year is derived from pledges received during the annual Stewardship pledge campaign. It is vital to convey your projected financial support by making a pledge, so the church will have reliable figures to work with.
What is pledging?
Making a pledge lets the church know the amount you expect you will be able to contribute to the annual financial needs of CCB.
Spiritual Needs – We worship God in this community of faith. Through messages spoken by our pastors, the music of our choirs, and our participation in worship, we further our spiritual growth through: Christian Education, Bible Study groups, Serendippers, Women’s/Men’s/Youth Fellowship groups, and a host of church activities.
What have you received from CCB to sustain you on your journey? What gifts will you bring in response to what you have received?
How do I decide what amount to pledge?
Prayerfully consider giving:
— Your "fair share" of our budget
— A percentage of your income
— A grateful
response for all
of God’s gifts to you
Healing Balm – Living out our faith by caring for others is our mission. We do this through: our Pastors, Deacons, and Stephen Ministers, Church-in-Society projects, mission trips for all ages, our Thrift Shop, Refugee Resettlement Ministry, and sharing our facilities with outside organizations that help others, such as the Danbury Chinese Alliance Church, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Ability Be-yond Disability. Through your faithful giving, CCB is able to provide the essential services and support that sustain all of us on our faith journeys.
How do I fulfill my pledge?
— Envelope in offering plate
(please write env # on check)
— Bank withdrawal
— Gifts of stock
Be of good courage: We are all
on a faith journey together!
Our Pledge Budget for 2017-18:
CCB had 165 pledges in 2016-17
CCB counts on our faithful pledgers.
We need you to be among them.
If you need a starting point, a "fair share"
pledge on this budget might be
$2,275 per household
per year, or $44 per week.
Remember, every donor counts,
no matter what the amount!
Congregational Church of Brookfield
An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ
160 Whisconier Road, Brookfield CT 06804