Sunday, October 14, 2018

Christ Episcopal Church 2019 Stewardship Campaign

Breaking News October 14, 2018:  

...Pledge letters for 2019 have been mailed out.  (See copy of pledge letter below.)  If you do not receive a pledge letter and wish to, please contact Mrs. Brenda Funderburg at

...The Rev. Canon Gregg Riley will lead us in Holy Eucharist Sundays,  October  21 and 28th.

...Diocesan Convention will be held in Pineville, Nov 3rd.  Sam & Faye will be attending for CEC.

...Ordination of seminarian Garrett Boyte (and others) to the transitional diaconate will be held at Saint James, Alexandria, Nov. 24th at 10am.

...The following is a copy of our 2019 pledge request  letter:

September 23, 2018
Dear Members and Congregational Family of Christ Episcopal Church, “Mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.”  (Jude v2)
With this letter we begin our 2019 Stewardship Drive.  This letter also provides updates of what Christ Episcopal is doing and what we have planned for the remainder of 2018, 2019 and beyond.  Fortunately our operational budget is expected to remain near $60,000.  Our financial plans for 2019 include a Capital Campaign to raise funds for major projects, like painting the church.
With the giving of your time, talents, and financial assistance, Christ Episcopal presently offers:

1.      Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer every Sunday.  With the leadership of The Rev. Canon Gregg Riley usually offering Holy Eucharist 3 to 4 Sundays a month and Mrs. Jane Barnett leading us in Morning Prayer on other Sundays.  Cecil Evans and Vickie Sanders lead us in music for our worship services.

2.      Financial and volunteer support to The Shepherd Center.  Jane also offers Morning Prayer each Wednesday at The Shepherd Center.  You should experience this Morning Prayer!

3.      Financial support to Nashotah House Theological Seminary, The School of Theology in the University of the South at Sewanee, and Camp Hardtner.

4.      The requested annual ‘giving’ to the Diocese.

5.      A meeting home for AA, community events and elementary age school tutoring.

The 2019 Stewardship Drive begins with this letter and will conclude with pledges returned in time for a Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 18. Pledges from the Stewardship Drive are intended to cover our ‘operational costs’ that do not include additional projects like painting and repairing the exterior of the church.  We plan to complete the handicap access ramp in 2018 without the need of funds from the Capital Campaign; however, the Capital Campaign will be the major source for funding for the exterior repairs and painting of the church building.
Your time is as critical as your financial support.  We appreciate the service you provide whether it’s offering refreshments for fellowship time, cutting grass or other landscaping, volunteering to read during the service, serving on the vestry, leading us in our prayerful music, joining the Flower/Altar Guild, serving as lay person with Father Gregg; or, any other support you wish to join us in.  If there is an activity you would like to get involved with, just let us know.  We need your help.
To keep up to date of activities at Christ Episcopal Church, please go to our BlogSpot:   and sign up to receive emails when the BlogSpot is updated. 
“…I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18)  “….Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.” (Jude v24)

 Yours in Christ,

     Sam Corson         Margaret Godfrey          Jane Barnett                    Cecil Evans                  Allein Watson
     Sr.  Warden         Jr. Warden                       Vestry Member               Vestry Member          Vestry Member

     The Rev. Canon Gregg Riley
     Priest in Residence
2019 Pledge for Christ Episcopal Church, Saint Joseph

Your pledge is greatly appreciated and enables us to provide for our church and community.  Please make your pledge as generous as possible.  Thank you!

PLEDGE AMOUNT $:_________________ (weekly, monthly, yearly)

Please return your pledge by November 2, 2018.  You may return your pledge by placing this form in the collection plate, mailing it to our Treasurer, Mrs. Brenda Funderburg, 477 Miller Road, Waterproof, LA 71375, or email your pledge to Brenda at


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