Our church family has a rich, faithful history. Some of you may be aware that our current sanctuary was built in 1927, just two years before the Stock Market crash of 1929. The church members had built for the future, confident that God would provide. In the early thirties, the bank came to the church; foreclosure was a real possibility. Faithful church members took out second mortgages on their homes, during the Great Depression, to save the church.
Today we will consecrate another group of faithful leaders who have stepped forward to prepare our church family for a new generation. The Capital Campaign Stewardship Chairs are Steve Kramer, Drea Osterbur, and Maddie Williams. Over 40 people are already starting to serve, helping us to embrace God’s call to repair and restore our facility as well as create new spaces to welcome new generations.
The theme of the capital stewardship campaign is Generations of Faithfulness. Psalm 145 reminds us of the faithfulness of God: Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power…and your wonderful miracles. For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations.” (from Psalm 145)
Please pray for the leadership team and for our congregation that we may follow in the footsteps of the faithful generations who have gone before us.
May God give us strength and courage to today’s faithful Body of Christ at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church!