October 26, 2020

Dear Friends,

2020 has been a year we will never forget.

Right now, we may think that we will remember this year because of its losses:  the staggering number of families who lost loved ones, the even greater number of people who lost their health battling the COVID virus.  We will all remember the loss of personal freedoms.  Together, we grieve these losses.

However, as people of faith, “We do not grieve like others, who have no hope.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 13)  Our hope is secure in the person of Jesus Christ.  Through Christ, we recognize that no matter what happens to us in this life we are blessed by God’s faithful presence; we are blessed with resurrection hope; we are blessed with God’s peace.

What’s more, as a church ministering throughout 2020 we have been reminded that what makes us one is not our building, but our shared faith, our shared hope, and our shared mission to care for others in need.

To this end, we give generously to God knowing that our generosity makes a difference not only in our church and within the community of Plymouth but extending as far as Detroit, Ypsilanti, Jackson, MI, to Colina de Luz in Mexico, and to our sister church and girls hostel in Malawi, Africa.

During the past eight months, your sustained generosity has been inspiring.  Only once during this time have I  asked you to please remember to bring your offering to the church.  At this time, it seems right that I ask you only once to please remember to turn your pledge commitment card for 2021 into the church.

Your help allows us to plan for the year ahead providing ongoing help and support to others in need.  Your commitment allows us to continue to make a difference in our community, nation, and world.

On the back of this letter, you will find your commitment card and descriptions of the different ways that you can return this card to the church.  We will collect these cards on Thanksgiving Sunday, which is Sunday, November 22nd, the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving between the hours of 10 am -2 pm.  While we collect these cards, we will also collect can goods to help provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need at Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti.  Please consider giving back in two ways on this special Sunday.  Together, we can make a difference as we live and give in Christ, sharing the hope of the world with others.

I thank God for your role in bringing hope to our community and world,

Emily

P.S.  Please don’t forget to return your commitment card by Thanksgiving Sunday, November 22nd!

Submitting 2021 Estimate of Giving Forms During COVID

  1. Each household should have received a letter at their home.  Complete the Estimate of Giving Form on the reverse side of the letter and return it to the church by mail: 701 Church Street, Attn: Stu Dodge, Plymouth, MI 48170
  2. Bring your completed Estimate of Giving Form to the church on Sunday, Nov. 22nd (Thanksgiving/Consecration Sunday) between 10:00am and 2:00pm
  3. You may complete a 2021 Estimate of Giving Form online. To do so, go here: Online Estimate of Giving Form   

Didn’t receive a letter or have misplaced it? Print off the form here: 2021 Estimate of Giving Form

How to Fulfill Your Giving Commitment:

Many people send in their Giving Commitments by check through the mail, however it is becoming very common these days for people to complete the process by setting up recurring or electronic payments.  There are several easy ways to set up one-time or recurring payments:

  1. Go to http://fpcp.net/give to give online
  2. Use ‘Text to Pay’ by texting to 833-505-7205
  3. Use the ‘GivePlus Church’ mobile app
  4. Print and complete this Credit/Debit Card Authorization Form (this form was also delivered with the letter) and mail it back to Stu Dodge with your Estimate of Giving Form.

More details and other options can be found here:

Giving is not only a financial commitment…

Are you looking for other ways to become involved in the church and its programs?  Please complete this Time and Talents Survey to let us know ways in which your talents or skills can be used to the glory of God.

EVERYONE COUNTS!

We ask that you pray and make a pledge for the current program year using the Estimate of Giving Card to determine the level of giving that is right for you and your family.

If you have any questions regarding Stewardship, including opportunities to serve at FPCP, please contact any member of the Stewardship Committee: Scott Boothroyd, Tom Little, or Doug Heasley.

You may also contact our church finance administrator, Stu Dodge, at 734-453-6464 ext. 116 for questions about your giving commitment or methods of payment.